Crufts Broadcast Times And Presenters Announced

The world's largest dog show, Crufts, returns to Channel 4 this March.

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 crowned.

Channel 4 and More 4 will cover the event at the following times:

  • On More 4
  • 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

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 day event."

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 event.

"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 + Vine.

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