Paul O’Grady’s TV show For The Love Of Dogs has been shortlisted for a Bafta award. Back in January, the show had success at the national Television Awards, for Best Factual Entertainment. Now it looks set to receive even bigger acclaim, from one of the entertainment industry’s most influential awards ceremonies.

In the show, O’Grady investigates the work of the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home charity, following the emotional ups and downs of working with abandoned animals, or those whose owners are no longer able to look after them. The charity’s chief executive, Claire Horton said “To be nominated for a Bafta is an incredible honour and we're so thrilled that millions of people fell in love with the ITV series. Paul O'Grady is the perfect fit for Battersea and his love for all our dogs shone through in every episode,” according to the Pet Product marketing website. Around 8 million viewers tuned in to the show every week, either watching it live or watching back on a catch-up service.

Shown on ITV, the programme is currently being filmed for a second series. Other nominations for the Bafta ‘features’ category are Bank of Dave, The Great British Bake Off and Grand Designs. The winner will be announced during a TV ceremony, on May 12, 2013.

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Paul O'Grady - pictured here at the National Television Awards