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First glimpse at famous Gromit unleashed designs

by Tamsin Eames

Four well-known artists and designers have hand-painted Aardman's famous animated dog, Gromit.

Paul Smith and Cath Kidston are just a few of the famous names taking part in the Wallace and Gromit Grand Appeal. Organisers hope the sculptures will raise money for the Bristol Children's Hospital.

The sculptures are currently being kept at a secret location before being unleashed onto Bristol's streets in July.

Our reporter, Tamsin Eames, was invited to a first glimpse.

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Gromits ready to be unleashed in Bristol

These four Gromits are ready to be unleashed. Credit: ITV News West Country

Giant sculptures of Gromit, Aardman's famous animated dog, have been painted by artists and celebrities ahead of them being unleashed on Bristol's streets.

They'll be put on display in July, before being sold off to raise money for the Childrens' Hospital.

Local artists painting their Gromits at a secret location in Bristol. Credit: ITV News West Country

Full report: Harry Hill talks about his Gromit artwork

by Tanya Mercer

Two years ago Bristol was invaded by giant gorilla structures and this year it'll be 70 statues of the Aardman character Gromit - from Wallace and Gromit - that'll be dotted across the city.

The giant Gromits are being painted by artists and celebrities - including Harry Hill - and will be auctioned off in aid of Bristol Children's Hospital.

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