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Rochester's Puggy Smalls set to make TV debut

Europe's most famous internet dog, Puggy Smalls, is set to make his TV debut.

The pug and his owner, Nick Ettridge, who have more than one million followers across Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, spoke about the popular pup's plans on KentOnline's new Instagram live series, Tea Time Chats.

Nick Ettridge with his internet famous pooch, Puggy Smalls
Nick Ettridge with his internet famous pooch, Puggy Smalls

Nick, from Cranbrook, said: "We have something very big coming up!

"Watch this space, that's all I can say, but watch your television screens very closely, TV is next for Puggy."

Puggy Smalls isn't shy when it comes to posing for the camera and it might not be a surprise for some that the pug is heading to our screens.

Nick continued: "He works any camera angle, if someone is holding an iPhone or a big black camera he really charms it!

"Puggy has his very own studio so we're often shooting videos, taking pictures and making content for his fans, he loves it."

Puggy is making his way onto our TV screens
Puggy is making his way onto our TV screens

However, Nick went on to explain that this past year had been terrible for him and Puggy.

He said: "Puggy is doing brilliant now but he had a lot of ear infections.

"It got quite bad into his inner ears which could have affected his brain, it affected all of his balance and he was referred to some neurologists.

"We thought the worst might be happening where his brain or nervous system could have been affected, luckily we found out it wasn't, but the infection was very close to his brain.

"Five surgeries later, Puggy has had his ear canals and inner ears removed, so he is deaf but now safe and very happy."

Puggy Smalls recently recovered from major surgery
Puggy Smalls recently recovered from major surgery

The major surgery hasn't stopped the him and Puggy is currently learning sign language and responds to Nick flashing a torch.

Fans from all over the world showed Puggy their support by sending him gifts that even included a real Versace bath robe!

To keep up with Puggy Smalls busy life style and too see what the loveable pooch will be up to next make sure to follow his Instagram here.

To see Puggy and Nick's full interview click here.

To read more about Kent’s furry, flying and finned friends, click here.

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