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14th Apr 2023

Paul O’Grady fans are saying the same thing after final season of For The Love of Dogs

Ellen Fitzpatrick

A hard watch.

Fans were emotional last night as the final ever series of Paul O’Grady’s For the Love of Dogs aired, and they’re all saying the same thing about it.

Paul sadly passed away in March at the age of 67 with his husband Andre by his side.

It was previously revealed that the much loved comedian and presenter’s series would still air for its final following his sudden death and it has left viewers in an emotional state.

The show sees Paul touring the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home as he chats with staff and is introduced to the animals who need new homes.

Taking to Twitter to share their feelings following the first episode of the series, one fan wrote: “Very hard to grasp even now that the wonderful Paul O’Grady is no longer with us. Watching is bitter sweet tonight.”

A second noted: “Watching Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs and it doesn’t feel real that Paul is no longer here.”

A third wrote: “A beautiful episode of #POGDogs. Paul O’Grady had such a way with dogs. Felt quite emotional watching him with Peggy and having to say goodbye.”

While a fourth added: “#POGDOGS it’s really sad to see Paul O’Grady looking so well in here, knowing he’s not here anymore :(. Still love watching this.”

Paul passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in his home and last month, his husband Andre Portasio confirmed the sad news.

In a statement, he said: “It is with great sadness that I inform you that Paul has passed away unexpectedly but peacefully yesterday evening.

“We ask, at this difficult time, that whilst you celebrate his life you also respect our privacy as we come to terms with this loss.

“He will be greatly missed by his loved ones, friends, family, animals and all those who enjoyed his humour, wit and compassion.