Coronation Street’s Sally Lindsay tearfully recalls final conversation with Paul O’Grady

Sally Lindsay, a former cast member of Coronation Street, choked back tears on Wednesday as she recounted the last time she spoke to her close friend Paul O’Grady.

Paul, a comedian and TV personality, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 67, his husband Andre Portasio revealed in a statement on Wednesday.

Fans and family members all over the world have expressed astonishment at Paul’s passing, which Andre has described as “calm” yet “unexpected.”

During This Morning on Wednesday, a few hours after the news of her buddy’s passing broke, actress Sally paid tribute to her beloved companion.

She revealed her final discussion with the actor while also explaining why she needed to come on the show while fighting back tears in an emotional interview.

When she spoke of the world being “a darker place” now that Paul was gone, Sally said the two had just started working on a new project together.

The actress, who was visibly upset and trying to hold back tears, said she and everyone who knew Paul were “devastated” by his departure.

Only hours after his passing, Sally spoke with hosts Holly Willoughby and Joel Dommett and said the following: “He and I have been friends for a very long time.

“It was quite a shock this morning. I support you because I am aware that if you had been with someone he was unaware of, he would have remarked, “Why have you got her on for; I can’t bear her.”

“Let’s put it this way: I’d rather not be here, but that is why I am. Everyone is in astonishment and is devastated.”

When Sally was working on Coronation Street around 20 years ago, Paul’s television show The Paul O’Grady Show was just getting started.

They grew close and have been friends ever since, so the star’s revelation on Wednesday that they were working on a new project together made Paul’s untimely death all the more shocking.

Unaware that this would be their last discussion, Sally spoke up about their last conversation, which occurred just days before Paul passed away.

To the hosts, she said: “Recently, we were collaborating on a brand-new project. As a result, I last spoke to him on Thursday, when he had to leave because one of his pigs was sick and the veterinarian was at the door.

Therefore, it was the last time I spoke to him. You never do do you, do you? I never believed that was the final time.

Sally paid tribute to her late friend and described him as follows: “There was no one like Paul; he was a whirlwind of humor and intelligence. He was usually hilariously amusing while yet being a very, very real man.

“You went out to supper with him, and you laughed so hard that it was exhausting. The world is a darker place now since there was no one like him.”

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