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ITV picks up Plimsoll’s “Teach My Pet To Do That”

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has ordered a new 8 x 30-minute series from Bristol-based Plimsoll Productions, geared at proving that with a little training, any animal can perform the extraordinary. Presented ...
February 24, 2017

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has ordered a new 8 x 30-minute series from Bristol-based Plimsoll Productions, geared at proving that with a little training, any animal can perform the extraordinary.

Presented by animal lover and comedian Alexander Armstrong (pictured), Teach My Pet To Do That will follow Armstrong and his team of specialist pet trainers as they train a range of animals to pull off incredible tricks. Throughout the show, Armstrong will also introduce a host of funny and entertaining pet videos from the internet.

In each episode, three animals will receive a personalized training session for the same skill. They’ll be given time to hone their talents before squaring off in a final competition.

“The series combines the very best viral internet pet clips with buckets of take-home training tips, popular science and fun training challenges,” said Karen Plumb, head of features and daytime at Plimsoll, in a statement. “It’s a celebration of the British obsession with, and love for, their household pets.”

Teach My Pet To Do That, which is scheduled to broadcast across ITV later this year, is commissioned by Priya Singh, ITV commissioning editor, and Sue Murphy, ITV’s head of factual entertainment. Plumb and Grant Mansfield serve as executive producers for Plimsoll.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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