Paul OGrady slams US Open as ITV show ratings were knocked during series launch

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Paul O'Grady was not best pleased on Wednesday evening as he took a swipe at the US Open while he appeared on The One Show.

The Love Of Dogs presenter made viewers and The One Show hosts very aware that the spectacular tennis competition that took place last week Saturday effected his viewing figures for his new show.

On Saturday, tennis superstar Emma Emma Raducanu beat her opponent in a heated final which had the majority of the nation hooked.

But unfortunately for Paul, his new show Saturday Night Line Up ended up clashing with the sporting event.

Talking openly, Paul said: "Well, we had the tennis on last week, what chance did we stand against her, I mean really?"

He continued: "I watched the tennis and I hate tennis!"

Presenter Sam Quek replied: "You love it now though."

Paul responded: "No I still hate it for what she did to my viewing figures. Loathe her."

Although Paul's viewing figures may have plummeted quite a bit last week, those who did manage to tune in seem to enjoy the show and demonstrated their support online.

While on Twitter fans were happy that the Paul, 66, was back presenting late night television.

"Whoever at ITV decided to put Paul O'Grady back on late night tv deserves a raise," one impressed viewer said.

Another commented: "Paul O'Grady after the watershed is like letting a bull out in a china shop, everything is gonna get it full blast. Love it."

While a third tweeted: "Finally Paul O’Grady is again let loose after the watershed. He’s my hero."

Blind Date host Paul's new ITV show had four celebrity guests appear in the studio alongside as they pit themselves against each other through a series of blunt questions.

For the first show last week singer Mischa Paris, Judge Robert Rinder, actress Joanna Page and Jack Dee appeared on the panel.

While appearing on The One Show on Wednesday, the primetime host talked more about the programme's concept and how fun the show is to host.

Paul also said the programme reminded him of being at the pub on a night out as his guests often forget that they are on TV.

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