In a new three-part series on More4, Phil is taking to the great outdoors with the newest addition to his family, German short-haired pointer puppy, Luna.
Great British Dog Walks with Phil Spencer sees Phil and Luna walk the world-famous Coast to Coast footpath from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire, joined by a different celebrity and their furry friend on each leg of the journey.
In Cumbria, Phil visits the Lake District with SAS hero Billy Billingham and his bulldog Alfie, as Billy shares his life story, from knife fights on the streets to serving on battlefields.
As Phil, the pooches and their owners cross the breadth of Britain from west to east, they discover the best places to have fun with their pups and ‘search out dog-friendly places to stay and gnaw on a chew along the way’.
Phil Spencer said: “I’ve been longing to walk the Coast to Coast Path for years, so to be asked to do it with my pup Luna and these three incredible companions and their doggy best friends amongst such beautiful and dramatic scenery has been an absolute privilege.”
Gill Brown, commission editor for More4, said: “What more could we ask for in a new commission than Phil Spencer, adorable dogs, celebrity companions and incredible scenery?
“This series will be a joy for More4 viewers and I can’t wait to share it with them.”
Jo Scott, executive producer for Raise the Roof Productions, said: “This has been a dream commission for Raise the Roof. The series showcases the best of Britain’s wild places and dog friendly places, while offering a real insight into three inspirational celebrities.
“The scenery is incredible, Phil’s celebrity guests are fascinating and the pups are adorable, a perfect combination.”