cute APPEAL: Paul O’Grady cradles a baby orangutan as Sue Sheward watches on Photo by Cede Prudente
Paul O’Grady’s fondness for dogs is no secret, but now another member of the animal kingdom has stolen the presenter’s heart, thanks to an Effingham charity.
The Blankety Blank and For The Love Of Dogs star, 70, has been named as a patron of the Orangutan Appeal UK, following a reception at the House of Commons last week.
O’Grady, who achieved fame as drag queen comedian Lily Savage, became involved with the charity after joining its founder, Sue Sheward, from Effingham, on a trip to Borneo in September.
The TV and radio host witnessed first-hand the work of the charity during a visit to the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, which rescues and cares for orphaned and injured orangutans.