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Corbett to front BBC’s new pet show

Posted by: Elizabeth Smythe  Date: 04/07/2013   Category: Latest News

Veteran entertainer, Ronnie Corbett is to present a brand new prime time show for BBC1 which looks at the weird and wonderful relationship between people and their pets, mirror.co.uk reports.

‘Ronnie’s Pedigree Pals’ marks Corbett’s first BBC television show for 17 years. The six-part series gives breeders and pet owners the chance to ‘show off’ their extraordinary four-legged friends. It features cats, camels and even skunks.

Giving an insight into the extraordinary lengths people go to in order to make their pet a star, the programme follows those that are competing in shows, races and trials; wading through the dog grooming equipment to meet pooches with diva-like status or getting muddy to meet pampered pigs.

Speaking about the show, which is sure to enthral pets and their owners alike, Corbett told bbc.co.uk: “This series celebrates our nation’s love of animals, which I share.

Perfect for the job, the diminutive comedian is a ‘life-long dog owner’ and his own pooch will also star in the show.

He added: “I am finding the latest addition to my family a bit of a handful; he’s a very playful rescue dog called Baz and this series will also be following his progress as he adapts to life in the Corbett household.”

The show is due to air on BBC1 later in the summer.