John Barrowman To Host UK Series Superstar Dogs


BarrowmanJohn Barrowman, who has starred as action hero Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood, has stepped into his real life role as a dog devotee for the filming of an upcoming Channel 4 series, Superstar Dogs.

Barrowman is acting as host of the new series, which will feature teams of tail-waggers and their human chums tackling such Spot-themed sports as Splash and Grab, Sprint Ball, Goal Hound and a Dogstacle Course.

The actor stated: “I have a passion for animals, dogs in particular, so I am hugely excited to be part of a sporting event for dogs and their owners that encourages teamwork, competitive spirit and a large dose of fun and laughter! Having dogs myself, I know the determination, love and commitment you need to train them- it’s not easy!”

Superstar Dogs is being sponsored by the Be Lungworm Aware campaign, which educates pet parents of the dangers of the potentially fatal lungworm parasite.

Free Tickets Available

Fans of Fidos who would like to be in the audience of Superstar Dogs can visit to book free tickets for a taping of the show, which is being filmed this week in an entertainment arena at Dock 10 on Salford Quays in Manchester. Use the promo code FBDOG when applying for the free tickets.

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.