Olga picture tribute: Here we celebrate her most memorable TV moments with Paul O’Grady and famous friends...

Olga picture tribute: Here we celebrate her most memorable TV moments with Paul O’Grady and famous friends...
(Image credit: S Meddle/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

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….

Olga with Charlotte Church

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

Paul with Olga in 2008

2011- The pair are joined by Stacey Solomon, Dame Edna Everage and Alan Carr

Paul with guests

2013 – They enjoy a festive episode together

Paul with Olga in a festive episode

2014 – Olga with Doc Martin star Martin Clunes, who loves dogs.

Olga with Martin Clunes

2015 Paul having fun dressed as a sailor with his pal

Paul dressed as sailor

All pictures: Ken McKay/REX/Shutterstock except sailor pic Steve Meddle/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

David Hollingsworth

David is the What To Watch Editor and has over 20 years of experience in television journalism. He is currently writing about the latest television and film news for What To Watch.

Before working for What To Watch, David spent many years working for TV Times magazine, interviewing some of television's most famous stars including Hollywood actor Kiefer Sutherland, singer Lionel Richie and wildlife legend Sir David Attenborough. 

David started out as a writer for TV Times before becoming the title's deputy features editor and then features editor. During his time on TV Times, David also helped run the annual TV Times Awards. David is a huge Death in Paradise fan, although he's still failed to solve a case before the show's detective! He also loves James Bond and controversially thinks that Timothy Dalton was an excellent 007.

Other than watching and writing about telly, David loves playing cricket, going to the cinema, trying to improve his tennis and chasing about after his kids!