Paul O'Grady reveals feud with Alan Titchmarsh – Daily TV round-up

Star accuses fellow talk show host of copying guests and stealing his stage set.

Paul O'Grady has branded fellow chat show host Alan Titchmarsh a 'copycat', claiming that Titchmarsh's show booked the same guests and even stole his stage set.

The 58-year-old comedian and presenter of 'For The Love Of Dogs' returns to ITV with his afternoon chat show soon, but it seems there's no love lost between him and his rival host.

“If our paths cross in the corridor he will rue the day,” he told Alan Carr while appearing on his show 'Chatty Man'.

“When he first started doing it, it was our set. Even our hideous topiary, which I hated, was nicked.

“And everything we did, they did a week later. I am not one to cross if I have a grudge.

Rival... Titchmarsh pinched topiary (Copyright: ITV)

“I am looking forward to dealing with the gardener and it won’t be bulbs I am planting, I can assure you.”

O'Grady added that he has no interest in booking A-list Hollywood types for the new show.

“When a big guest comes into town, the chat show hosts are like a pack of wolves. I think people in the industry are far more interested in the A-listers than we are,” he added.

“I’d rather have someone from Corrie than some Yank. They talk b****cks, basically. And they moan. If I was being paid £15million I would sh*g a donkey.

“But I am looking forward to human company because I have spent the whole year with animals doing shows like For The Love Of Dogs. It will be nice to have a job when I’m not peed on.”

'Chatty Man' airs tonight on Channel 4 at 10pm. [Daily Star]

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