McFly have opened up on their ‘crazy nights out’ with Paul O’Grady following his shocking death at age 67.
The ‘Obviously’ hitmakers – consisting of Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd – admitted that while they may have partied with the likes of Liam Gallagher and Sir Rod Stewart in the past, they don’t think they’ve ever partied had “crazier” nights than with the late TV presenter, who died last month.
Labeling Paul as their “burlesque go-to man,” they admitted that he also taught them to “eat fire.”
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, Danny recalls: ‘We had two crazy nights with Paul and ended up in a burlesque club.
‘We got more and more excited and drunk… it was great. He totally outsmarted me.’
Good times: McFly have opened up on their ‘crazy nights out’ with Paul O’Grady after his shock death at age 67
Dougie added, “Paul was your burlesque go-to man. He also taught us all how to eat fire…it burns and it’s terrifying!’
Drummer Harry praised Paul for always being sincere and sincere and admitted that they were grateful to the Lily Savage star for being one of their few showbiz friends.
He said, “A lot of celebrities are extroverts, but because we’re pretty quiet, we haven’t made many celebrities along the way.
‘Paul was someone we really clicked with. We met on his TV show and he always made us laugh. He was genuinely interested in us.’
Paul rose to fame as trailblazing drag queen Lily Savage in the 1980s and performed regularly as her until the early 2000s when he completely abandoned his alter ego to pursue an on-screen career as himself with his own self-titled movie. chat show.
It comes after viewers of ITV’s tribute program For the Love of Paul O’Grady were moved by a touching nod to the late star’s animal worship on the show on Sunday.
Paul was remembered as a force for good by his celebrity friends, including Carol Vorderman, Julian Clary and Michael Cashman on this weekend’s show as celebrities paid tribute to the drag queen turned TV and radio star following his death last month at the age of 67.
During the episode, a number of four-legged friends were seen lined up on a couch watching Paul on television.
‘Burlesquie go-to man’: The ‘Obviously’ hitmakers – consisting of Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd – admitted they don’t think they’ve ever had ‘crazier’ nights than with the late ‘For the host of Love of Dogs, who passed away last month
Holidays: They labeled Paul their “burlesque go-to man” and admitted that he also taught them to “eat fire” (McFly, pictured in 2004)
The star was known for worshiping dogs, with Paul hosting the series Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, which was filmed at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and helped rehome over 300 dogs over the years .
Viewers of Sunday’s program took to Twitter to share some heartfelt words after being moved by the dogs watching him on screen.
One person wrote, “What a beautiful and fitting memorial #fortheloveofpaulogrady was – a fitting tribute to such a warm, caring and hilarious person Paul O’Grady was to the very end.
“Seeing those dogs staring at the TV was especially moving for me, as were all the wonderful tributes from everyone who knew him.”
Another shared, “The fact that they have a couch full of dogs watching the clips on For the Love of Paul O’Grady.”
While another person wrote, “I love that For The Love of Paul O’Grady has the dogs watching the TV.”
“The idea of several dogs gathering around the television to watch the Paul O’Grady tribute is so sweet and sad,” another wrote.
During For the Love of Paul O’Grady on Sunday, a number of stars were seen paying tribute to the late star.
Born to perform: For the Love of Paul O’Grady featured highlights from the star’s life and career, including performing as drag queen Lily Savage (pictured)
TV personality Carol Vorderman, 62, remembers Paul for his activism, saying, “Not only was he brilliant as an entertainer, he was a force for good.”
Former Labor Party leader Ed Miliband added: “He was not just a fighter for the underdog, someone who was willing to use his platform to stand up for people who had no platform, no voice, but he could do it in a totally compelling way, far more compelling than any politician.”
While commenting on a clip of O’Grady discussing Conservative politicians on TV, 72-year-old actor, politician and LGBT rights activist Michael Cashman said: “He’s ranting about injustice, calling out the politicians and that was bold. He could have been taken off the air, but you couldn’t separate him from his principles.”
Paul, who started out as a social worker while performing on London’s nightclub circuit as the caustic, platinum wig-wearing Lily Savage, died “unexpectedly but peacefully” on March 28, his partner, Andre Portasio, said in a statement.
For the Love of Paul O’Grady also saw those who knew Paul remember his compassion for animals, with actor Tony Maudsley recalling how “he used to feed sheep at the breakfast table,” while actress Amanda Mealing recalled that she ‘a cow in the kitchen eating leftover birthday cake’.
Throughout his career, Paul has done much to support South London animal shelter Battersea Dogs & Cats Home – both on and off screen – and was known for his love of animals.
Elsewhere on the special program, actress Linda Thorson told viewers about Paul’s unique experiences with the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Farewell: Viewers of ITV’s tribute program For the Love of Paul O’Grady were moved by a touching nod to the late star’s animal worship on the show on Sunday
“I know the Queen was very comfortable with him,” said the 75-year-old.
“And he would have tea with her, and the reason the Queen liked to talk to Paul is that so few people knew how to talk to her. Paul could talk to anyone.’
Cashman added, “The Queen loved him. And of course they only talked about animals and farming, and she liked his sense of humour.’
Chat show host Jonathan Ross, actress Sally Lindsay and TV presenter Gaby Roslin also appeared to share their memories of O’Grady during the program.
Gaby, 58, who rose to fame as a co-host of The Big Breakfast, which also starred O’Grady’s drag character Lily Savage, commented: “There’s no one who will ever be like Paul, and Lily, ever ever.”
Following clips of Paul interviewing Lady Gaga, Simon Cowell and Cilla Black, Coronation Street star Sally, 49 said: same. Everyone.’