O'Grady returns to TV after scare

ITV star Paul O'Grady has returned to his ITV show after being admitted to hospital after feeling unwell. The 58-year-old comedian has suffered from two heart attacks in the past.

Paul O'Grady returns to ITV show after health scare

Television personality Paul O'Grady has returned to his ITV evening show following a recent health scare.

The 58-year-old comedian, who has suffered from two heart attacks in the past, was admitted to hospital after suffering a suspected angina attack on November 18.

On his return to the Paul O'Grady Show this evening, the TV star made light of his hospital stay, being accompanied by a nurse on stage and using a stair lift to reach the stage, to huge applause from the studio audience.

Once behind his desk, he thanked well-wishers for their kind words and also those who had filled in for him during his absence from the show.

Paul O'Grady back on TV show after health scare

Paul O'Grady is back on the telly Credit: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Paul O'Grady will be back presenting The Paul O'Grady Show from today - he had been admitted to hospital after feeling unwell.

Today's guests include boy band JLS, best-selling author Jackie Collins and there's music from Dido, who performs one of her greatest hits.

The Paul O'Grady Show is on weekdays at 5pm on ITV.

Read: Paul O'Grady 'fine' after scare

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Paul O'Grady to be discharged from hospital

TV star Paul O'Grady is due to leave hospital today after tests showed that "all is fine", his management has said.

The 58-year-old comedian, who has suffered from two heart attacks in the past, was admitted to hospital on Monday after feeling unwell.

Singer Michael Ball and presenter Stephen Mulhern were brought in to front O'Grady's ITV teatime chat show while he was away.

But the star, who lives in Aldington in Kent, thanked fans and hospital staff "for their kindness", said he is now "feeling much better" following the angina attack.

His management said that O'Grady had not undergone surgery and routine tests showed that he is well.

Stars wish Paul O'Grady well after health scare

TV stars have written to comedian Paul O'Grady wishing him well after he was admitted to hospital.

DJ Chris Moyles wrote, "My sweet, darling Paul. I'm so sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I wish you a speedy recovery - not only because I want to see you fit, but you also owe me a tenner that you borrowed."

Paul O'Grady's management said the star is 'fine' and set to leave hospital tomorrow.
Paul O'Grady's management said the star is 'fine' and set to leave hospital tomorrow. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Julie Goodyear joked, "I know you will do anything to attract attention, but this is ridiculous! Get your ass back home and have a few lie ins and a good rest".

Amanda Holden added, "You gave me a scare. Don't do it again! You have four little souls counting on you at home not to mention the pigs, goat and other creatures".

Read: Paul O'Grady 'fine' after health scare

Paul O'Grady Show studio erupts with applause at news

The Paul O'Grady Show studio erupted with applause tonight as viewers wished the TV star well following his health scare.

Stephen Mulhern, who was standing in for O'Grady on his teatime ITV show, told the audience, "Paul has undergone some tests today and I can tell you - he's doing really well everybody".

"Paul, hopefully you are watching the show. From everybody in your studio ... get well soon", he added, as the audience clapped and cheered.

Watch: The Paul O'Grady Show on the ITV Player

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O'Grady to 'rest for a few days' before returning to work

TV star Paul O'Grady will "rest for a few days" before returning to work, his management has said.

BM Creative Management said in a statement:

Paul O'Grady was admitted to hospital on Monday afternoon after feeling unwell.

He has undergone routine tests which have shown all is fine. He will be going home tomorrow to rest for a few days before returning to work.

Singer Michael Ball and presenter Stephen Mulhern were brought in to front O'Grady's ITV teatime chat show while he was away.

Paul O'Grady 'fine' and set to leave hospital

TV star Paul O'Grady will leave hospital tomorrow after tests showed that "all is fine", his management has announced.

Paul O'Grady pictured at the British Animal Honours Awards 2013.
Paul O'Grady pictured at the British Animal Honours Awards 2013. Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

The 58-year-old comedian, who has suffered from two heart attacks in the past, was admitted to hospital yesterday after feeling unwell.

In a statement, O'Grady thanked fans and hospital staff "for their kindness", and said he is now "feeling much better" following the suspected angina attack.

Paul O'Grady's radio show to go on air this weekend

Paul O'Grady's Radio 2 show will continue as planned this weekend as the programme was recorded in advanced, a spokeswoman said.

Paul O'Grady is to undergo surgery following an angina attack. Credit: Press Assocation

The presenter is due to undergo surgery today following an angina attack.

O'Grady has hosted a weekly two-hour show for Radio 2 since April 2009.

A station spokeswoman said: "Paul pre-recorded this Sunday's programme last weekend and he has asked us to go ahead with this week's pre-record."

Read more: What is an angina attack?

What is an angina attack?

Television personality Paul O'Grady is to undergo surgery today following an angina attack.

What is angina?

  • Angina is chest pain that occurs when the blood supply to the muscles of the heart is restricted
  • It usually happens because the arteries supplying the heart become hardened and narrowed
  • The pain and discomfort of angina feels like a dull, heavy or tight pain in the chest that can sometimes spread to the left arm, neck, jaw or back
  • The pain is usually triggered by physical activity or stress and typically only lasts for a few minutes. This is often referred to as an angina attack

Source: NHS Choices

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