The world's largest dog show, Crufts, returns to Channel 4 this
With Clare Balding at the helm, Channel4 and More4 will
broadcast all the action on the four days leading up to the grand
finale on Sunday where the 'The Best in Show' will be
Channel 4 and More 4 will cover the event at the following
- Thursday 5thMarch: 18:30-21:00
- Friday 6thMarch: 18:30-19:30
- On Channel 4
- Friday 6thMarch: 19:30-21:00
- Saturday 7thMarch: 19:00-21:00
- Sunday 8thMarch: 19:00-21:00
Clare will be joined at the famous dog show at Birmingham's NEC
by both Iwan Thomas, TV presenter and former Olympic athlete, and
Victoria Stilwell, world-renowned dog trainer and TV presenter.
This year will also see a guest appearance from Channel 4's very
own 'Supervet', Noel Fitzpatrick.
All of the arena action from the show will also be shown on the
Crufts YouTube channel which can be found at www.youtube.com/crufts.
Clare Balding, who will be presenting the coverage on
Channel4 and More4 said: "It is always a pleasure to be involved in
Crufts, which holds a dear place in the hearts of that nation's dog
lovers. The quintessentially British event is a four-day
celebration of everything that we love about dogs. I enjoy the
variety of the programmes, with all of the action from the various
competitions, from agility to showing, and the interviews and
features with interesting and passionate people about the issues
that are important to dog lovers."
Michael Cole, Commissioning Editor at Channel4, said: "Crufts is
the largest dog show in the world and we are excited to see its
return this March. We have a brand new set this year and our
programmes will showcase the exciting displays and competitions,
which celebrate Britain's love affair with its favourite pet.
Coverage will span across Channel4 and More4 throughout the four
Caroline Kisko, Secretary of the Kennel Club, which organises
Crufts, said: "Crufts holds such a special place in dog lovers'
hearts because it celebrates everything that we most love about
dogs, and Channel4 and More4 reflect the full diversity of the
"The programmes not only show exciting sports such as agility
and flyball, and enable people to marvel at the huge range of
wonderful breeds in this country through the showing aspect of
Crufts, but it also covers topics of importance to dog owners about
choosing, caring for and enjoying life with dogs."
More4 and Channel4's Crufts coverage will be produced by Sunset