Paul OGrady supported by pals as hes forced to stop filming after falling ill

TV star Paul O'Grady has announced that he has been forced to stop filming after being struck down with coronavirus.

The much-loved Liverpudlian television host has contracted a bout of Covid-19 that has left him sounding like a "sick donkey" while filming abroad, and the illness is now preventing him from working.

Love and well wishes are being sent to the 67-year-old national treasure by his celebrity friends and loyal legion of fans.

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Announcing the news in a health update, Paul told his pals and fans on social media before the weekend of July 23-24.

Paul penned: "Well it had to happen in the end despite managing to avoid the dreaded Covid since we first went into lockdown.

"I’m in Malta supposed to be filming with a group of lovely people but all I’ve done for a week is lie in my hotel room with an unbelievably vicious headache and cough that sounds like a sick donkey.

"Thank heavens we took the precaution of pre recording my Radio 2 show this Sunday in case I couldn’t get back due to flight cancellations etc. I’m feeling a lot better than I did but still feeling rough and permanently knackered."

Fellow TV funny man Alan Carr flocked to the commented to pen: "Oh Paul!!! Sending you a big hug!!!"

Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley added: "Loads of Liposomal Vit C and shed loads of garlic! Get well soon darling xxxx"

Former EastEnders blonde beauty Michelle Collins added: "Oh no Paul, get well soon."

Gaby Roslin then said: "No! Oh my darling wish you better."

While Jools Holland commented with: "Sorry to see this dear pal."

The Liverpudlian legend then commented later on, thanking his pals and fans, writing: "Thanks for all your messages, can’t reply to everyone but I really appreciate it."

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