Meet the judges

Clare Balding

“I’m always happy to celebrate the joy dogs bring to our lives and this is a great way of doing just that”

Clare Balding OBE is an English broadcaster, journalist, and author. She currently presents for BBC Sport, Channel 4, BT Sport. Wikipedia

Stephen Fry

Very happy indeed to be a judge for Britain’s TOP DOG and much looking forward to pawing through the entries raising money for Cancer Research UK

Stephen Fry is an English actor, broadcaster, comedian, director, and writer. He first came to prominence in the 1980s as one half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie, alongside Hugh Laurie, with the two starring in A Bit of Fry & Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster. Since 2011, he has served as President of the mental health charity Mind. Wikipedia

Nigel Havers

Cancer Research UK means a huge amount to me personally. My second wife Polly died of Ovarian Cancer and during that time I got to know a lot about the amazing work that is being done for all forms of this disease, and what truly wonderful strides are being made by Cancer Research.

Nigel Havers is an English actor and presenter. His film roles include Lord Andrew Lindsay in the 1981 British film Chariots of Fire, which earned him a BAFTA nomination, Dr. Rawlins in the 1987 Steven Spielberg war drama Empire of the Sun and as Ronny in the 1984 David Lean epic A Passage to India. Television roles include Tom Latimer in the British TV comedy series Don’t Wait Up and Lewis Archer in Coronation Street. Wikipedia

Jake Humphrey

Coming from a family of dog lovers, I am delighted to support this fundraiser for CRUK as a judge. I’m sure we all think that our four-legged friends are the best in the country – let’s find out who really is Britain’s Next Top Dog and support a really worthwhile cause at the same time

Jake Humphrey is an English television presenter and journalist, best known for presenting CBBC’s BAMZOOKi, and BBC Sport’s coverage of Formula 1 Grand Prix. He is the main presenter of BT Sport football coverage, Director of Whisper Films, and hosts the High Performance Podcast. Wikipedia

Saira Khan

I yelped when I was asked to be one of the judges for Britain’s TOP Dog. I know it’s going to be hard, because I will fall in love with every dog I see. Such a wonderful way to raise money for Cancer Research. I’m so excited and CANINE wait to get started

Saira Khan is a British television personality. She was a contestant on the first series of The Apprentice in 2005, in which she finished as the runner-up. From 2012 to 2017, Khan co-presented The Martin Lewis Money Show, and in 2015, she presented the ITV series Guess This House. From 2015 to 2020, she was a regular panelist on the ITV talk show Loose Women. Khan has also competed in the eighteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2016, and in 2019, she competed in the eleventh series of Dancing on Ice. Wikipedia

Gabby Logan

“I am thrilled to be a judge for Britains Next Top Dog. I adore dogs and can’t think of anything i would rather do than drool over dog photos. And what’s more its all for a fabulous cause. I implore you to enter your dog if you can.”

Gabby Logan MBE is a British presenter and a former international rhythmic gymnast. She hosted Final Score for BBC Sport from 2009 until 2013. She has also presented a variety of live sports events for the BBC, including a revived episode of Superstars in December 2012 and the London Marathon since 2015. Since 2013, she has co-hosted Sports Personality of the Year for the BBC and she presented the second series of The Edge in 2015. Wikipedia

Graham Norton

Dogs have helped so many of us get through the last year, so the opportunity to stare at pictures of them while raising money for such a worthwhile cause was too good an opportunity to miss!

Graham Norton, is an Irish actor, author, comedian, commentator, and presenter. Well known for his work in the UK, he is a five-time BAFTA TV Award winner for his comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show and an eight-time award winner overall. Wikipedia

Jeremy Vine

“I’ve been so worried about people who haven’t accessed the care they need because of the Covid backlog. But Covid also shows us how fast science can move. The advances against cancer in the last thirty years have been stunning. But we need to move further and faster. This is a vital, vital cause.”

Jeremy Vine is an English presenter, broadcaster and journalist. He is best known as the host of his BBC Radio 2 lunchtime programme which presents news, views, interviews with live guests and popular music.Wikipedia

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