Paul O'Grady to host animal awards show for ITV – Daily TV round-up

Paul O'Grady is to host an awards show for outstanding animal achievements on ITV later this year.

The animal buff will present the British Animal Honours, which is currently looking for nominations by members of the public.

O'Grady... animal lover to host awards show (Copyright: ITV)

Among the categories will be the military service award, an inspirational animal award, the superstar animal award and the internet star award.

Winners will be chosen by an expert panel of judges.

It's not the first time that O'Grady has ignored the age-old advice of never working with children or animals.

He fronted 'Paul O'Grady – For The Love Of Dogs' for ITV last year, the fly-on-the-wall documentary series in which he followed the work of the team at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

The show was a surprise hit, scoring an audience of 4.44 million in its Monday evening slot, and there was a special episode broadcast on Christmas Day revealing how abandoned animals are treated during the festive period. [Broadcast]

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