We Brits love animals and The Pet Show on ITV will celebrate the nation's obsession with our furry friends in a brand new eight-part family entertainment series.
Every week, hosts Dermot O’Leary and Gavin & Stacey star Joanna Page will be meeting animals who have displayed incredible acts of heroism, those with awe inspiring talents and even some celebrity pets.
As well as insights, anecdotes and advice from the nation’s top animal experts, the show will also feature heart warming human interest stories, entertaining competition strands and informative reports. Here's everything we know so far...
When is 'The Pet Show' on ITV?
The series will begin on Sunday 31st October at 5.35pm on ITV and will run for eight weeks.
What will 'The Pet Show' on ITV be about?
A statement from ITV gives us a few clues as to what to expect...
"Every week, Dermot and the team will also be joined by a special guest celebrity and their treasured pet dog, as they reflect on their unique relationship. At the end of the show, the celebrity and their pet will then participate in a ‘Best in Show’ competition, an agility course that puts their beloved pet's skills and charm to the test and will hopefully earn them the top spot on the celeb pooch leaderboard. Let the celebrity competition commence!
"Other items on the agenda for Dermot, Joanna and the team include the weekly Pet of the Year competition, shining a light on the animals that have achieved incredible feats, reviews of the latest pet gadgets, a showcase of the UK’s most talented pets, and the very special Pet Show clinic where members of the public can bring their animals for information and advice from our resident experts."
Who'll be joining Dermot and Joanna on 'The Pet Show'?
The series will see Dermot and Joanna joined by a presenting team that includes biologist Patrick Aryee, who will be out and about bringing viewers the most incredible stories. Meanwhile vet Dr James Greenwood and behaviourist Chirag Patel will be solving people's pets’ problems.
What do the hosts have to say about 'The Pet Show'?
Dermot O'Leary says... “I'm really excited about hosting The Pet Show with the inimitable Joanna. I'm a proud cat Dad / servant / skivvy, but I'm not tribal. I love all our furry and feathery friends. So, if you're one of those people who spend far too much time online watching rescued dogs finding happy new families, or kittens saving old ladies from burning buildings, then this is the show for you.”
"I'm a lover of all animals and can not wait to meet many of them whilst filming this series," adds Joanna. "I also get to work with the brilliant Dermot O'Leary, I'm just so excited to be a part of this show."
Is there a trailer for 'The Pet Show'?
Not yet, but we'll be sure to post it here as soon as one lands!
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