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For the Love of Dogs star Paul O'Grady takes to water to see the seals with Dover Sea Safari for new travel TV show

We already knew Paul O'Grady was a dog lover, but now we know he's a fan of sea pups too.

For yesterday the TV and radio host boarded a Dover Sea Safari vessel for a trip along the White Cliffs to see the seals.

Dover Explorer sets off in the pleasure harbour (42638705)
Dover Explorer sets off in the pleasure harbour (42638705)

The sojourn in the channel was being filmed as part of the star's brand new travelogue tourism show, the Sea Safari team revealed.

On Facebook, they said: "We were absolutely delighted to welcome the one and only Paul O'Grady onboard Dover Sea Safari yesterday for a trip along the #whitecliffs and to see the #seals! Accompanied by Wetwheels South East and #paulogrady very own #olgatv production company filming a brand new #travelogue #tourism #show for #primetime #tv. stay tuned for more!"

Ed Baker of Dover Marine Services, the company that runs Dover Sea Safari, added: "We took him along the cliffs to see the seals at the mouth of the River Stour, giving him our full tour guided experience.

"They were filming for his new travelogue TV show which is going on prime time TV soon.

"Stuart Bishop and James Salmon will feature in the episode with him discussing the seals, wildlife and coastline etc. James was at the helm and Stuart provided the dialogue with Paul throughout.

Paul O'Grady aboard the Dover Sea Safari vessel Dover Explorer accompanied by the disability friendly Wet Wheels catamaran leaving Dover's pleasure harbour for the mouth of the River Stour (42638701)
Paul O'Grady aboard the Dover Sea Safari vessel Dover Explorer accompanied by the disability friendly Wet Wheels catamaran leaving Dover's pleasure harbour for the mouth of the River Stour (42638701)

O'Grady is known to have lived inAldingtonand is rumoured to have a place in Deal but the star confirmed to the crew that this is not true.

He has fronted For the Love of Dogs and the Paul O'Grady Show.

The comedian rose to stardom as a drag artist in the 1980s in London.

His female alter ego Lily Savage then went mainstream on TV in the 1990s, making O'Grady a household name with favourites like Blankety Blank and the Big Breakfast.

He has presented travel shows before for ITV - O'Grady's Orient saw him venture throughout East and Southeast Asia, visiting Shanghai, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Bangkok, Bali and Singapore. When ITV commissioned a second series, he travelled to America, visiting New York City, Miami, New Orleans, Dallas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

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