Sheridan Smith is the host of latest BBC competitors present Pooch Excellent (Image: BBC)
Sheridan Smith has revealed she was banned from bringing any extra pets residence through the filming of her new BBC One competitors present Pooch Excellent.
The upcoming sequence sees the actress and her fluffy co-host Stanley (a canine) embark on a mission to seek out the nation’s High Canine Groomer, with 16 professionals from throughout the nation put by their paces in quite a few challenges.
‘I’ve six dogs already and I used to be warned to not deliver any canines residence from filming earlier than we began!’ Sheridan revealed, forward of the Pooch Excellent launch.
‘There was many a time the place I wished to, however I promised my mum, no extra livestock, as a result of I even have donkeys.
‘The donkeys stay on the area on the finish of my backyard, they’re beautiful, they’re just like canines in that they’re loving and constant, and so they know their proprietor.’
She added: ‘Donkeys are at all times in pairs, you hardly ever see a donkey on their very own, so we have now two sisters and a pair, they at all times keep collectively, I believe it’s so candy and romantic!’
Pooch Excellent takes place over eight weeks and is damaged down into 4 heats, two quarter finals, one semi-final and the ultimate.
Every week, the groomers will reveal their creations on The Dogwalk, the place the judges will deliberate over the week’s canine contenders, and their homeowners are given the prospect to see their newly remodeled dogs for the primary time.
The expertise shall be judged by skilled canine groomers Colin Taylor, Verity Hardcastle and vet Bolu Eso.
‘The skilled canine groomers take this actually severely, it’s their livelihoods at stake, they’ve skilled their entire lives to do that and I had no thought how a lot ability goes into it,’ Sheridan mentioned of the competitors.
‘They actually love canines and also you see how compassionate they’re with them on the present, they’re doing a job they love, and they’re good at it!
‘They are surely the very best within the nation, a number of them know one another from the circuit, it’s a troublesome previous recreation.’
Pooch Excellent begins on Thursday seventh January at 8pm on BBC One and also will be out there on BBC iPlayer