This Morning get new puppy
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 September 2017
A new puppy has joined the 'This Morning' family but he's yet to be given a name
'This Morning' have got a new puppy.
The brunch-time show's hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were left heartbroken in July when they were forced to bid farewell to their resident guide dog Luna so she can continue her training as an assistant for the disabled.
But bosses of the programme have decided to replace the beloved pup with a male goldador - a Labrador and Golden Retriever cross - and introduced the 12-week-old bundle of fluff to the viewers in Monday's (04.09.17) show.
Phillip brought the chunky canine - who is the first male to work on the show - from his backstage pen as Holly squealed and ran towards him.
The silver fox said: "He's bigger than I thought he was going to me."
Holly added: "Oh my goodness, look at your big paws. You're going to get so big. Our first boy! I think he's really calm. He's quite chilled."
As the 55-year-old presenter struggled to hold him, he explained: "He's a 12-week-old Labrador-Retriever cross. He's going to have a very important job when he grows up. His mum is a Golden Retriever and his dad is a Labrador.
"He's from the charity Goods For Good - they've trained dogs to assist people in need, such as disabled people and autistic children.
"He could also work in a hospital to help people with their recovery. He's the first male puppy with a purpose we've had on 'This Morning'."
The presenters - who have just returned from their summer holiday - have asked viewers if they could come up with a name for their new four-legged friend and the pair will reveal the goldador's moniker at the end of the show.
This is the third resident dog the show has had, as throughout the last series they Luna - a hypoallergenic Labradoodle - and the year before that they had her half-sister Clover.