Don’t remake my favourite sitcom... unless i can be in it
tv has gone revival crazy with comebacks such as Are You Being Served? and Porridge, but paul o’grady tells us that he has mixed feelings about whether they should bring back his favourite sitcom.
‘i’m terrified they’re going to remake Hi-de-hi!, which i loved. i think they should leave it alone because where are you going to find a new Gladys [ruth Madoc] or ted Bovis [paul shane]?’ says the For the Love of Dogs presenter and chat show host.
despite paul’s misgivings, he has a role in mind if it does come back. ‘i want to play Mr partridge, the children’s entertainer who hated all the kids. that would be a hoot.’
paul has mixed feelings
Hi-de-hi! was a camp classic in both senses of the word