An insider has said it's what Paul would have wanted.
Amanda Holden is reportedly set to replace the late Paul O’Grady on his ITV show, For the Love Of Dogs.
The Britain's Got Talent judge was close friends with Paul and had previously appeared on the show alongside him.
Paul, who passed away suddenly earlier this year, had hosted the documentary series set in the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home since 2012.
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LeedsLive reported that ITV bosses are in no rush to re-start filming the series but, according to the Sun, Amanda has now been linked as favourite to host.
“Execs just feel like it’s too soon to make firm plans about the series, as it’s barely been two months since he died. But the feeling at the home is that it’s what Paul would have wanted." an insider reported.
"After all, he cared deeply about the animals in Battersea. Amanda is the natural choice to take over the job, not just because she’s a seasoned presenter but because she also cares about the home and would do anything for them.”
Amanda, as well as having appeared on For The Love Of Dogs before, is also an ambassador for the shelter, so she seems like an appropriate fit to fill Paul's shoes.
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