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Pooch Perfect viewers delighted as Sheridan Smith announces dog grooming champion



Kelly D was named the winner of the first series of Pooch Perfect.

The dog grooming show hosted by Sheridan Smith wrapped up Thursday night.

After eight weeks, the show brought down 16 of the UK’s top dog groomers to three fabulous finalists – Georgia, Kelly D and Lakhi

The trio faced one of the toughest challenges in the industry – a Continental clip on a sleek Standard Poodle.

They also had to guess a blindfolded breed of dog, before a final dog walking parade.

It was up to judges Verity Hardcastle and Colin Taylor to pick the winner, and after some serious deliberation, Kelly walked away with the Golden Stanley Trophy.

Kelly D was named winner of the first series of Pooch Perfect

Viewers rushed to their keyboards to congratulate Kelly on her big win.

Speaking to Twitter, one fan wrote: “Yay! Kelly did it for Somerset.”

A second person posted: “Yay! Well done to our Kelly! She deserved it!

While a third person wrote: “Congratulations Kelly !!! Well deserved !!! All the finalists were awesome!”

Another added: “Congratulations Kelly.”

Sheridan Smith on Pooch Perfect
The dog grooming show hosted by Sheridan Smith ended Thursday night

Kelly, from Somerset, broke down in tears when she found out that she had won the show.

The tearful star said, “I can’t wait to tell my kids when I get home.”

Finalists Georgia and Lakhi both congratulated Kelly on winning the show.

Speaking ahead of the final, Kelly said: “Against all odds, being able to be recognized for the passion and drive I have devoted to the industry would be the pinnacle of my career and my life.

“Showing my story of starting from nothing without a formal education, winning Pooch Perfect would mean the world.

Pooch Perfect winner Kelly
Kelly, from Somerset, broke down in tears when she found out she had won the show

“I would like to inspire young people to dream big and prove that they can make it happen! “

She added, “Being able to bring my skills to a top level TV show and be watched by so many people was something I never thought possible.

“I already have my dream job, but being involved in another aspect of dog grooming and stepping out of my comfort zone has been amazing. Having the support and guidance of the judges was also amazing to hear.

BBC One has yet to confirm whether Pooch Perfect will return for a second series.

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Many have begged Sheridan, 39, to provide an update via social media, but she is keeping her lips sealed for now.

While some viewers praised the show for providing light entertainment during the lockdown, others criticized the show, accusing it of being cruel to dogs.

Samantha Gaines, RSPCA Dog Welfare Expert, welcomed having a vet on set, but added, “We don’t believe animals should be painted or dyed for cosmetic reasons.

“Our pets are intelligent and sensitive; treating them in this way sends a disturbing message that it is up to us to objectify and treat them like fashion accessories or toys.



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