Paul having fun with Olga in 2014
Paul O’Grady revealed the sad news today that his beloved dog Olga died on Saturday.
The 62-year-old star told the Sunday Mirror: “She was ready to go. At least I will have a good night’s sleep now. I have been up with her for two nights on the sofa. She’s been up in the night vomming and things.
“It’s the hardest thing to do but it’s the only thing to do. I knew it wasn’t Olga any more, she was a state. I shed my tears earlier on in the week. It’s heartbreaking but she had a great life. She loved television studios.”
Olga, a 14-year-old Cairn terrier cross, certainly did love TV studios. Here we celebrate some of her most memorable moments on the box….
2005 – Olga with Charlotte Church as Dorothy in a pantomime version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which also featured Paul as the Wicked Witch of the West
2005 – The beloved pooch with Sid Owen as the scarecrow
2006 Paul offers his chum a cheeky doughnut on the Paul O’Grady Show
2008 – Paul sports an Easter costume alongside his trusty sidekick
2011- The pair are joined by Stacey Solomon, Dame Edna Everage and Alan Carr
2013 – They enjoy a festive episode together
2014 – Olga with Doc Martin star Martin Clunes, who loves dogs.
2015 Paul having fun dressed as a sailor with his pal
All pictures: Ken McKay/REX/Shutterstock except sailor pic Steve Meddle/ITV/REX/Shutterstock