Paul O’Grady Tops Travel Companion Poll


Forget Keith Lemon, Olly Murs and Sandi Toksvig, the British celebrity that the nation want to holiday the most with is… Paul O’Grady!

In the survey of more than 1,000* people conducted by leading travel extras specialist, the poll shows that this national treasure was the most sought-after celebrity for people looking to buddy up with a famous face on their next getaway.

Gino D’Acampo and Sir Trevor McDonald came in as close second place, with 15 per cent of people admitting that they would like to holiday with a TV personality.

The poll also revealed that despite her stints on Celebrity Big Brother, I’m A Celeb and Celebs Go Dating, more people would prefer to take a break with Katie Hopkins than Gemma Collins, with Piers Morgan also coming in more popular for a jaunt abroad…

When it came to where they would like to visit, almost a third of people (27 per cent) said they would be a happy to go anywhere with their chosen celeb, as long as they were footing the bill! If they had to shell out themselves, city-breaks, beach breaks and an American road trips were the top choices.

Ant Clarke Cowell at Holiday Extras commented: “It’s no surprise that Paul O’Grady was picked as the person most people would like to go on holiday with as us Brits are well known for our love of dogs and his ITV travel show saw him journey from Southeast Asia to the West Coast of America – making him a safe pair of hands when on holiday!”

Your next holiday might well not be accompanied by a celebrity. However, Holiday Extras can help you have an A-list airport experience, offering everything from airport lounges, hotels with Meet and Greet parking to destination transfers and car hire. For more information, please visit or call 0800 1313 777.


*Survey completed in February 2018 with 1,346 respondents.