The one-off programme was presented by Ben Fogle and Sara Cox, and featured appearances from Geri Halliwell, Holly Willoughby, Philip Schofield and Prince Harry(!) as well as some heartbreaking tales about individual dogs, such as that of Walnut the Whippet.
Other ITV countdown ideas in the pipeline following #BritainsFavouriteDogs: Britain’s Favourite Kevins, Britain’s Favourite Wallpaper, Britain’s Favourite Hoovers and Britain’s Favourite Trousers. All to be hosted by Pip Schofield. Or Stephen Mulhern if Pip is busy/asleep.
If you think a two and a half hour countdown of #BritainsFavouriteDogs means ITV has run out of ideas I have some news. Two weeks tonight they’re doing Britain’s 100 Favourite Walks. I’m actually not joking.