Paul O'Grady marries long-term partner in secret ceremony

Paul O'Grady has married his long-term partner, ballet dancer Andre Portasio, in a secret ceremony attended by stars including Sir Ian McKellen and Michael Cashman.

Blind Date host Paul O’Grady has married his long-term partner in a secret wedding ceremony, according to The Sun on Sunday.

The star tied the knot with former ballet dancer Andre Portasio in front of 50 guests.

Paul and Andre have been together for ten years

Paul and Andre have been together for ten years

Paul, 62, and Andre, 37, a former dancer with the English National Ballet, have been together since 2006.

A close friend told the paper: “Paul is as happy as he’s ever been to be married to Andre.

“They kept the wedding to just their closest family and friends and had a big lunch afterwards to celebrate.”

The pair got hitched in a 30-minute ceremony in the gardens of The Goring Hotel, central London, on August 5.

Guests including actors Ian McKellen, 78, and Michael Cashman, 66, and comedian Julian Clary, 58, then enjoyed champagne on the private lawn and canapes including smoked salmon pancake rolls and Dorset crab cornets.

The wedding reception menu included cured sea bream and glazed ox cheek.

Paul suffered heartbreak in 2005 when his boyfriend Brendan Murphy died suddenly at the age of 49.

A year later, the TV presenter met up with Andre — who was introduced to him by Brendan before his death.