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Blue Peter to mark first anniversary of Henry the dog joining the programme

The anniversary will be celebrated in Thursday’s episode of the programme.

Blue Peter is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Henry the dog joining the programme.

The beagle-basset hound cross will feature in Thursday’s episode of the BBC children’s show from the Blue Peter garden.

Presenter Richie Driss will take a look back at some of Henry’s most memorable moments on the programme, including when he tackled the UK’s only extreme obstacle course for dogs.

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Russell will relive the time she bathed Henry on television during the programme (Jo Clayton/BBC/PA)

Russell will relive the time she bathed Henry on television during the programme (Jo Clayton/BBC/PA)

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Russell will relive the time she bathed Henry on television during the programme (Jo Clayton/BBC/PA)

His co-presenter Lindsey Russell will also relive the time when she bathed the dog on live TV.

In footage that will air during Thursday’s programme, she said: “We’re celebrating the anniversary of my favourite member of the Blue Peter team, he’s cute, he’s cheeky and he’s always up for a belly rub.”

Driss replied: “Ah, thanks Lindsey. Cute, cheeky, I’ll take that but I don’t know how I feel about belly rubs.”

Russell said: “I was talking about Henry the dog… Bit awkward!”

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