This Morning puppy is called Digby
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 September 2017
The 'This Morning' viewers have decided to call the new resident dog Digby
The new 'This Morning' puppy has been called Digby.
The adorable 12-week-old goldador - a Labrador and Golden Retriever cross - joined the show's family today (04.09.17) as a replacement for the programme's resident guide dog Luna, who will now continue her training as an assistant for the disabled elsewhere, and viewers chipped in via Twitter to choose the fluff ball's name.
Digby was introduced to fans earlier on in the episode when Phillip Schofield brought the chunky canine - who is the first male to work on the show - from his backstage pen.
The silver fox said: "He's bigger than I thought he was going to me."
Holly Willoughby 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'."
This is the third resident dog the show has had, as throughout the last series they Luna - a Labradoodle - and the year before that they had her half-sister Clover.