Axed: Pooch Perfect (UK)

British version of dog grooming series ends after a single season.

The British version of Pooch Perfect, hosted by Sheridan Smith, has been axed after just one season.

The series which was developed in Australia was produced by Beyond International-owned Seven Studios UK.

The BBC told Digital Spy: “Pooch Perfect brought plenty of light relief to viewers during lockdown and whilst the show won’t be returning for another series, we’d like to thank Sheridan, the judges, animal experts, groomers and pet owners plus the entire team at Beyond Productions for bringing such joy to our screens at a time when we needed it most.”

The BBC also defended the show following concerns raised by the RSPCA’s head of companion animals Dr Samantha Gaines, who said that the show runs the risk of perpetuating “the idea that dogs are ours to objectify”.

The BBC released a statement saying that the “care and wellbeing of the dogs was of the utmost importance” to the programme makers, adding that there were always “an RSPCA-approved animal welfare consultant, a grooming consultant, and a vet” present on set.

Rebel Wilson, who hosted a single season in Australia, will also host a US version with Lisa Vanderpump.

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