Viewers love his ITV show about the adorable dogs up for adoption at Battersea Cats & Dogs Home, and now presenter Paul O’Grady has revealed he’s adopted another pooch from the rescue centre.
The Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs star’s news comes after he previously said that he was contractually obliged to not adopt any more new furry friends.
Paul’s new pup Sausage, who has described as the “friendliest dog in the world”, joins the four other dogs the 66 year old has previously welcomed into his home from the centre.
Paul, who is ambassador for Battersea, met wire-haired Dachshund Sausage during filming for the latest series of the show, which has been on our screens for nearly 10 years.
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Viewers saw Paul meet the pup and fall head over heels during the ninth episode of the 10th series, which aired earlier this week.
And officially introducing his new companion to his 617,000 Instagram followers, Paul shared a sweet snap cuddling Sausage.
He wrote: “In tonight’s episode I take this hairy little monster home. She’s called Sausage which isn’t very original but it doesn’t matter as she can’t understand a word of English except for ‘biscuit’.
He also revealed that one of his other furry friends is yet to bond with the new addition.
He continued: “She gets on with all the others except for Conchita who simply ignores her but Nancy loves her and together they’re a right pair of hooligans.”
He added of the stray, who is believed to be from Poland, and her new ventures: “So far Sausage has eaten her way through a couple of dog beds, an armchair, endless pairs of socks and shoes and the stair carpet but she’s the friendliest dog on the planet so what’s a pair of shoes between friends? @battersea @pogdogfood @realpogdogs”.
The star discussed the clause in his contract, which is said to prohibit him from taking any four-legged friends home from the centre while he is in the middle of filming, back in 2012.
As reported by the Standard, he said that “under no circumstances” was he allowed to adopt any more animals from Battersea Cats & Dogs Home.
“It went in my contract,” he said. “Under no circumstances was I allowed to go home with anything: two-legged, four-legged, three-legged, anything.”
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And Paul, who filmed series nine of the ITV series last year, also likened filming at the animal rescue centre as “putting an ex-drug addict in a cocaine factory.”
But he also appeared to breach the contract during series one of the programme when he took home a puppy on the last day of filming.
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