BBC One will be filming its new competitive reality entertainment TV series, Pooch Perfect, at Dock10.
The programmes will be hosted by multi-award-winning actress, and dog-lover, Sheridan Smith. It is the first time that Smith has presented a prime-time entertainment show.
“To combine my love of dogs with a brand new job presenting for the BBC was a match made in heaven!” she said.
“Everyone who knows me will understand that animals, and especially dogs are very special to me. I live at home with six dogs, so presenting a show dedicated to our four-legged best friends didn’t take much consideration! I’m used to being on set with lots of actors, this time I can’t wait to hang out all day with dozens of dogs. It is literally my dream job!”
The 8×60 minute shows are produced by Seven Studios UK and will feature 10 pairs of professional dog stylists, who’ll take part in a series of themed challenges to create “epic” transformations of pets. These will be judged by celebrity guest judges.