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Comedy Dave will be hanging up his ice skating boots momentarily in aid of charity.

Dave and his fellow Radio 1 newsreader, Dominic Byrne have been invited to be on the panel of judges for an annual competition called Dressed to the K9s.

Pet lovers nationwide will be submitting photos of their beloved pooches in fancy dress to win the coveted prizes.  It will be for Dave and Dominic to choose the winners.

Dave says: “Both Dominic & I are delighted to be a part of the Dressed to the K9s competition.  We can’t wait to see what people come up with as outfits for their dogs.  We’ve seen some of last years and there are some comedy dog costumes out there.  We might even see a Dancing on Ice costume…  Sequined spandex on a dog – it has winner written all over it!  Here’s hoping dog lovers up and down the country get involved and help the worthy cause that is Every Chance Rescue.”

Not unfamiliar to being in front of a judging panel whilst appearing on the current series of Dancing on Ice, Comedy Dave will now be able to see what it is like to be on the other side for a change.  Whilst Dominic Byrne will need to step away from the serious side of reading the news to look at some light hearted entries for 2011 competition!

Dressed to the K9s dog fancy dress photo competition was created by Hanne Grice, the founder of the award winning pet care and behaviour company Walk the Dog, to celebrate International Day of the Dog and raise much needed funds and awareness for the not for profit organisation Every Chance Rescue.

Hanne Grice says: “We’re thrilled to have Dave and Dominic on board.  They’ll have a great time looking through the entries, but it’ll be no easy task choosing a winner if last year’s anything to go by!”

Hanne continues: “Whilst we always have great fun with this competition, there is a real problem that needs to be addressed.  Every Chance Rescue works diligently to save dogs from mistreatment and unnecessary death.  If we can raise awareness around Every Chance Rescue and the great work they do on rehabilitating dogs and finding them a ‘forever home’ then it’s all worth while.”

Last years celebrity judge was renowned artist Christiane Kubrick and after short listing hundreds of entries, Christiane chose Rosie the Bichon Frise from Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, who entered as ‘Barbara Cartland.

For more information about this competition or for your chance to win over £1600 worth of first prizes log onto

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