Sheridan Smith 'can't believe' she's hosting Pooch Perfect

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 January 2021
Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith has loved hosting 'Pooch Perfect', the new dog grooming show on BBC One

Sheridan Smith "can't believe" she was asked to host 'Pooch Perfect'.

The new BBC One show will see 16 professional dog groomers compete in a series of themed challenges to crown the UK's top groomer, and Sheridan has is relishing her role on the programme.

The acclaimed actress – who gave birth to her son, Billy, in May – shared: "This is my first prime-time hosting gig, I can’t believe I got asked to be honest! But I am a huge dog lover and the time just seemed right, I had just had my son, Billy, so it was an absolute honour to be asked.

"Being the host I got to know each contestant really well, I am a people person and I just love getting to know people. I became really attached and I wanted them all to win! I hated even just announcing who was going home each week, so I was thankful it wasn’t my job to judge them."

Sheridan co-hosts the show alongside a dog called Stanley, and she's convinced he's the true star of the programme.

The actress – who has six canines of her own at home – said: "He is a cross breed, and was originally rescued from Battersea, the nation will fall in love with him, he is just beautiful.

"Stanley needs his own Instagram, he would get millions of followers, I am sure he is going to win an Oscar soon enough!"

Sheridan also admitted she's learned "so much" about dog grooming by starring on the show.

She explained: "It’s great for the dogs’ welfare, and it’s really important in caring for your dog. I have learnt so much from being on the show and I hope people at home do too."

'Pooch Perfect' starts on Thursday (07.01.21) at 8pm on BBC One and will also be available on BBC iPlayer.

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