Channel 5 is to show the 2012 World's Ugliest Dog Contest.
As a part of a documentary called 'Mutt Ugly', it will follow British entrant Mugly as he heads to the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California, for the event which is now in its 24th year.
He will be going up against a host of the world's ugliest dogs, including Rascal, who has appeared in four horror films and Princess Abbey who, according to show producers, has 'a hunched walk, a missing eye and mismatched ears'.
“We are both excited and honoured to be accompanying Mugly and his companion Bev on what is set to be a monumental journey,” said Andrew Eastel of Dead or Alive Films.
“Whilst most British sports fans will be focused on Poland and London this summer, I hope that they also get behind a very brave member of Team GB who will be taking on the world's best in their own backyard.”
A selection of the entrants from the World’s Ugliest Dog contest can be seen here: http://www.sonoma-marinfair.org/ugly-dog-gallery
The World’s Ugliest Dog Contest will go out on Channel 5 in August. [Radio Times]
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