Wiki-Wednesday – The Underdog Show

11 06 2008

The Underdog Show

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The Underdog Show
Format Dog Show
Starring Host: Julian Clary
Country of origin Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
Running time Main show: 1 hour
Results show :30 minutes
CBBC show 30 minutes
Original channel BBC Two
Original run 20 March 20071 May 2007
External links
Official website

The Underdog Show was a six week television series presented by Julian Clary and his dog, Valerie.


The show on BBC2 featured celebrities Julia Sawalha, Anton du Beke, Clive Anderson, Huey Morgan, Mishal Husain, Selina Scott, Kirsty Gallacher and Theo Paphitis pairing up with untrained rescue dogs for a Crufts-style competition. Every week, one duo was eliminated by a panel of three professional judges Kay Lawrence, Annie Clayton and Peter Purves and the viewers via telephone voting. The outgoing dog being put up for adoption to find a new home with a viewer, although Theo, Kirsty and Clive adopted the rescue dogs they were paired with.

Steve Mann of Alpha Dog training School was the successful trainer of eventual winners, Selina and Chump. Steve Mann, a full time professional Dog Trainer is considered one of the best dog trainers in the UK.

A spin off show on CBBC replaced the celebrities with eight children paired up with eight rescue dogs and eight professional dog trainers.

1st Selina and Chump,
2nd Huey and Casper,
3rd Julia and Cookie,
4th Mishal and Robson,
5th Clive and Albert,
6th Anton and Ginger,
7th Kirsty and Bruno,
8th Theo and Claudia,



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