Rapper Professor Green swapped the studio for the kennels on Thursday as he made an appearance on day one of Crufts, the world’s biggest dog show.

Green, real name Stephen Manderson, has three beloved pooches himself and was at the Benyfit Natural food stand to talk to fans and fellow dog-lovers.

Elsewhere, Jacqueline Jossa, whose eight-year spell as Lauren Branning in EastEnders ended last month, was endorsing disinfectant firm Zoflora, who have developed a dog-friendly version of their fragrance brand.

Joss, who was also at Crufts for the first time as well as Green, has a cockapoo called Rosie and was bowled over by the scents and fragrances of the brand.

The show, held at Birmingham’s NEC Arena, also welcomed the newest pedigree breed, the barbet, on day one of the famous dog show.

Related to the poodle, briard and Newfoundland, the Kennel Club will confirm these French gundogs’ accreditation on April 1, allowing them to be shown at Crufts next year.

The breed dates back to the 16th century, when it was originally bred as a working dog. They are very active, but also love to curl up on the sofa.

And if that wasn’t enough, a giant animatronic King Charles Spaniel helped teach owners the importance of keeping their pets free of fleas.

Frontline, who specialises in providing flea treatments, enlisted the services of Artem theatre company and, in a style akin to War Horse, paraded 'Titch' the dog in front of fans while telling them the best way to keep their four-legged friends tick-free.