It is with immense sadness I have learnt of the passing of Paul O'Grady.
Paul was one of our finest entertainers, his comic timing as Paul or Lilly was first class, his presentation skills on radio or tv was up there with the best.
Paul was funny, fearless, brave, kind and wise, he always fought for the underdog.
My thoughts go out at this sad time to his husband Andre and to his family and friends.
We are poorer in losing such a genuine man but the room upstairs is richer with his arrival, they'll be having plenty of laughter from this day forward.