Paul O’Grady has hinted he may pull the plug on his chat show.

The host of Channel 4’s The Paul O’Grady Show, joined the channel in a £2 million deal when he left ITV in 2006.

But Paul, 53, said he had a career rethink while staying with good friend and former Blind Date host Cilla Black at her Barbados holiday home earlier this month and may quit the show once his contract runs out at the end of the year, according to The Sun.

Paul said: “My contract with Channel 4 comes up at the end of this year. I’m not sure what will happen after that.

“Funnily enough, Cilla asked me what I’m going to do and I just don’t know.

“I never do TV for money or fame and I always like to go out on a high when everything is going really well.

“I always think one morning I’ll wake up, the penny will drop and I’ll just stop. That’s what happened with Lily Savage – I had a diary full of events but I decided not to play her any more, so who knows!”

Paul pulls in two million viewers for his daily chat show but said he would accept a wage freeze as: “You cannot afford to be greedy in this current climate.”

The Paul O’Grady Show returns to Channel 4 at 5pm on February 23.

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