POOCH Perfect will not be returning to our screens as it was deleted after just one season.
The dog grooming competition, hosted by Sheridan Smith and dog co-host Stanley, aired its first season on the BBC, but sparked controversy.
As dog groomers competed to beautify the dogs, many viewers expressed concern for the well-being of the dogs.
Viewers were furious when the dye was used on the dogs and took to Twitter to complain at the time.
Amid the backlash, the BBC said: “Producers have consulted with both the RSPCA and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) to ensure best practice in animal welfare.”
The BBC added at the time that any dye used on dogs was “safe for animals and temporary”.
However, the show has now been deleted in the UK despite a secret version in the US with Rebel Wilson as the host.
In a statement, according to Metro.co.uk, the BBC confirmed that the show will no longer be in the UK.
He said, “Pooch Perfect brought a lot of relief to viewers during the lockdown.
“While the show won’t be returning, we would like to thank Sheridan, the judges, animal experts, groomers and pet owners as well as Beyond Productions for bringing such joy when we needed it most.”
The show saw 16 professional dog groomers compete for eight weeks to be crowned the best in their field in the UK.
The show gave viewers an eye on the world of grooming and shines a spotlight on the industry and its highly skilled professionals.
Each week, the groomers are offered thematic challenges and must unveil their creations on The Dogwalk in front of two judges, who will scrutinize their ‘backs’.
The BBC announced the show: “Britain’s hairiest dogs get a makeover in search of Britain’s best dog groomer.
“Sixteen professionals compete against each other to see who can turn them into the smartest dogs in the land.”