Paul O'Grady's Little Heroes – Series Two

A unique insight into Great Ormond Street Hospital

Go behind the scenes at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for another heart-warming series of Paul O'Grady’s Little Heroes, starting on ITV at 8.30pm on Thursday 12 September. The six-part ITV series will provide a unique insight into the hospital and the lives of the brave and resilient children who are treated there every day.

You can find an episode guide below, which includes links to behind-the-scenes stories about the stars of the show.

What the entire series on the ITV Hub.

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Paul O'Grady said:

It’s been a privilege to return to GOSH, meeting children and their families as they face complex medical conditions and treatments. I can’t wait for you all to meet the children, young people and brave families who inspired me so much during my time at this very special hospital.”

Episode guide

Lucy with her mum, dad and Paul O'Grady.

Episode Six: 8.30pm, Thursday 17 October

In the final episode of series two, Paul meets five-year-old Lucy (pictured above), from Scotland, who has a Hickman line in place to intravenously administer medication 24/7, which she carries around in lots of different colourful backpacks. Paul also meets 14-year-old, Connor, who was four years old when he was diagnosed with a form of cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). 

Find out more: Read more about Connor and his mum, Jules, who shares their GOSH journey so far. You can also find out more about Lucy and mum, Claire, who tells their inspiring story.

Episode Five: 8.30pm, Thursday 10 October

Paul meets 10-month-old, Romeo, who was born with a congenital heart defect and is under the care of GOSH’s Palliative Care team. We also meet Oliver, who comes to GOSH for physiotherapy to treat his juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Patient, Rue, has neuro myelitis optica (NMO), a central nervous system disorder that primarily affects the eye nerves and the spinal cord. Paul also meets Noah, who has developed anxiety around medical procedures. The team at GOSH have been helping Noah manage his anxiety in preparation for his brain surgery.

Find out more: Read more about Noah, Oliver and Romeo and head to the hospital site to read more about Rue.

Cora

Episode Four: 8.30pm, Thursday 3 October

In episode 4, Paul meets five-month-old, Oliver, who was born with a cleft lip and has come to GOSH for his first surgery to correct it. Paul also meets, George, who has a port-wine capillary malformation on his face and across his body. Finally, we meet Cora, aged six, who received injections of botox as part of a research study at GOSH.

Find out more: Head over to the hospital site to read more about Cora and Oliver. You can also read about GOSH staff members, Lesley and Samira.

Lucas at the hospital.

Episode Three: 8.30pm, Thursday 26 September

In this episode, Paul visits the hospital to meet six-year-old, Noah, who has a genetic condition that affects different parts of the body, including the liver, heart, eyes and bones. Paul meets two-year-old, Lucas, who has travelled to GOSH with his family from Belfast in order to undergo laser eye surgery. We also meet two-year-old, Taylor-Rose, who previously swallowed a button battery and is back at GOSH for a procedure to improve her ability to swallow.

Find out more: Read more about Noah and Lucas and head over to the hospital site to learn more from Taylor-Rose and her family.

Episode Two: 8.30pm, Thursday 19 September

In episode two, Paul meets 13-year-old, Lola, who comes to GOSH after being diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM). Paul also meets, Oscar (pictured above), who has Tourette Syndrome and an anxiety disorder that causes him to drop or collapse, sometimes up to 50 times a day. Paul and GOSH patient, Joe, who has a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue, get to use a virtual reality headset to help understand Joe’s heart condition.

Find out more: Read more about Oscar’s incredible story. You can also read more about Joe’s experiences on the hospital site.

Reagan at GOSH.

Episode One: 8.30pm, Thursday 12 September

Paul returns to GOSH to meet patients, staff and family. In episode one, Paul meets Reagan (pictured above), who was diagnosed with scoliosis – a sideways curvature of the spine. Paul also meets Gavriel, who is taking part in an innovative new clinical trial involving artificial intelligence, and Daniel, age five, who has juvenile idiopathic arthritis. We also meet Play Specialist Alanna, who talks about the vital role of play at GOSH.

Find out more: read more about Reagan’s story and head over to the hospital site to learn more about Gavriel and Daniel’s GOSH experiences. You can also find out more about the role of play at GOSH and how you can get involved and help.


Looking back at Series One

Mum, Juliet, visits GOSH regularly with Emily and Luke.

The first series of Paul O'Grady's Little Heroes aired last August on ITV. You can read about some of the cast members below.

Episode One

Read about Emily and Luke and how you could help support the charity. You can also visit the hospital site to find out more about Mackenzie and the hospital's amazing staff.

Episode Two

Lily’s mum, Sam, shares more of their inspiring GOSH story here. You can also read about Ruth and Ezra on the hospital site and find out more about the staff involved in Ezra’s treatment.

Episode Three

Find out more about Taheem and how the charity helps support families by funding parent accommodation. You can also visit the hospital site to find out more about patients, Aleks and Fazeel.

Episode Four

In this episode meets, Alex, who was only a few weeks old when admitted to GOSH . Visit the hospital site to find out more about patient, Esme.

Episode Five

Discover more about patients, George and Angel, and read interviews with Play Specialist, Lynsey Steele and Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Juan Kaski. Also, visit the hospital site to read all about Freddie and Arthur and Professor Darren Hargrave. 

Episode Six

Read Amélie's story and discover more about the hospital's amazing chapel. Head over to the hospital site to find out more about patients, Ocean and Rosey and meet some of the hospital's incredible staff, including Dr Zubair Tahir and Nurse Practitioner, Donna Wyan.