Dog lovers can look forward to 13 hours of television coverage when Crufts returns to Channel 4 and More4 this March to celebrate the world’s greatest dog show.
With Clare Balding at the helm, Channel 4 and More4 will broadcast all the action from the show, leading up to the grand finale on Sunday when Best in Show will be crowned.
Channel 4 will be also broadcasting a one-hour programme, Crufts 2019: The Daily Show, through Thursday to Saturday inclusive.
Clare will host daily highlights of the world’s biggest dog event live from the NEC and will be joined by Radzi Chinyanganya who will be reporting from the show. The team will be supported by Peter Purves and dog reporters and breed experts Jessica Holm and Frank Kane. ‘Supervet’, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick will also be returning on the Saturday.
All of the arena action from the show will be shown every day live on the Crufts YouTube channel which can be found at www.youtube.com/crufts.
Caroline Kisko, Secretary of the Kennel Club, which runs Crufts, said: “We are delighted that Channel 4 and More4 will be offering viewers at home the opportunity to enjoy this year’s Crufts, as well as those who don’t want to miss a thing by watching the live streaming on YouTube. The event holds such a special place in dog lovers’ hearts because it celebrates everything that we love most about dogs, and the programmes will reflect on the benefits dogs bring to our lives and the many fascinating aspects of Crufts.
“The TV coverage will not only bring exciting sports such as agility and flyball into people’s homes, but will enable people to see the diverse range of wonderful dog breeds, including some of the more unusual breeds that are not often seen in the streets and parks across the country, through the dog show aspect of Crufts. It will also cover topics about choosing, caring for and enjoying life with dogs, as well as different issues affecting dog owners in the UK.”
All of Channel 4 and More4’s coverage of Crufts will be produced by Sunset + Vine.