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John Barrowman to host C4 dog show

John Barrowman is to front a brand-new daytime TV series about dogs.

The Doctor Who (opens in new tab) and Torchwood actor will front Superstar Dogs on Channel 4 next month. The show meets the nation's most talented pooches, who will compete in a series of challenges and on the show's special 'dogstacle course'.

Confessed canine lover John says he couldn't resist the chance to work on the show...

"I have a passion for animals, dogs in particular," he said. "I am hugely excited to be part of a sporting event for dogs and their owners that encourages teamwork, competitive spirit and a large dose of fun and laughter!"

The show will air in the run up to 2014's Crufts Dogs Show, where the winner of this series will receive their own special award.

John, the owner of a Jack Russell Terrier named 'Captain Jack' and 'Harris', a Cocker Spaniel, knows just how tough training pets can be.

"Having dogs myself, I know the determination, love and commitment you need to train them," he said. "It's not easy!"

Victoria Wilson
Victoria Wilson

With over 20 years’ experience writing about TV and film, Vicky currently writes features for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week magazines plus news and watching guides for WhatToWatch.com, a job which involves chatting to a whole host of famous faces. Our Vicky LOVES light entertainment, with Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice UK among her fave shows. Basically, if it’s got a shiny floor, she’s all over it! When she’s not watching TV, you might find Vicky in therapy… retail therapy that is!