Vernon Kay's dangerous dog

TV host Vernon Kay was almost crushed by a herd of cows when his pet dog caused trouble in a farmer's field

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Vernon Kay on 'This Morning'

Vernon Kay on 'This Morning'

Vernon Kay's pet dog almost caused him to be crushed by a herd of cows.

The TV host - who lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife Tess Daly and their daughters Phoebe, five, and 11-month-old Amber - narrowly avoided serious injury after his naughty pup caused trouble in a nearby farmer's field.

He said on 'This Morning': "We live near a farm and when I go on my daily jog or daily run, I have to go through the farmer's field. And our dog was going crazy, was going absolutely nuts. I was in the back garden with a pitching wedge, as you do, practising. And I got outside and he's herded up a herd of cows. So I go out, I drag him by the collar, I'm walking away, saying quite nice, 'Come on, don't do that again'. The next minute I hear this roar of thunder - 35 plus cows are hurtling towards us! I dived over our next-door neighbour's barbed wire fence, cut all my left side and ruined my favourite golf jumper. Cows are a nightmare!

"They are really dangerous. I mean, you look at them, you think 'Oh, beautiful little things.' You've got the kids, 'Oh look, a moo cow'. But when they get going - and they're building up pace!"

Fortunately for Vernon, he is about to have a month-long break from these farmyard animals when he and Tess uproot their brood in July so he can start recording his new American quiz show 'The Six'.

He said: "I went over to America for a week, and I had a couple of screen tests for a game show over there, which is very similar to Who Wants to be a Millionaire. It's the longest running game show in Russia. And a couple of screen tests - got the gig. So I'm really pleased."

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