In it FUR the money! How to turn your pet into a social media star

Move aside Kim Kardashian! There's a new breed of social media star in town - and they've got four legs! With millions of followers and five-digit endorsement deals, dogs, cats and other animals are bringing in the kind of figures that warrant an agent. So how do they do it? And could your pet be next?

Dolly Pawton the Chihuahua

In the studio we're joined by Marcel the Corgi, who has rubbed shoulders with royalty and travelled the world, and Dolly Pawton, the Vogue model Chihuahua. And live from Indiana is Little Bub, a feline with more Insta followers than Rylan!

How clean is your bed?

We spend a third of our lives in bed. But with millions of us changing our sheets just once a month and almost half of us having NEVER cleaned our mattress, Alice Beer shocks one brave volunteer by revealing how dirty her bed really is.

Using clever technology, she extracts liquid from grandmother Karen’s mattress to reveal the yucky brown solution she’s sleeping on every night, and she’ll also have tips on how you can keep your bed clean.

With thanks to


National Carpet Cleaners Association

Cecil the lion's son shot dead: Should trophy hunting be banned?

The death of Cecil the Lion caused global outrage back in 2015 and threw a spotlight on trophy hunting in Africa. Fast forward two years and there was a feeling of deja vu yesterday when it was confirmed that Cecil's son Xanda had been shot dead by a big game trophy hunter in Zimbabwe.

Xanda's dad Cecil the lion pictured in 2012

While anti-hunting campaigners are calling on Western governments to stop trophy imports and African nations to ban the sport, big game hunters say trophy hunting plays a huge part in conserving and protecting lions, and generates income for African communities.

Born Free Foundation's Will Travers and hunter Diggory Hadoke join us to debate the issue.

Ready for love? Here's how to bag Mr Right!

He’s the international dating guru with almost 900,000 YouTube subscribers and guarantees he can help you bag the perfect partner. Matthew Hussey, bestselling author of Get the Guy, says 2017 is the time to meet someone and get yourself out on a date. But what’s the best way? And what do you do during the date?

Watch the video above as Matthew reveals the secrets of what really goes on inside a man’s head!

Is pet-ternity leave a good idea?

Move over maternity and paternity leave - would you ever consider taking 'pet-ternity' leave? That's three weeks of time off, with full time pay - to look after the new four-legged friend in your home.

IT worker Greg Buchanan has allowed his team to take him up on the offer after his wife took nine months off to look after their dogs, but is he a thoughtful boss, or is he simply barking?

Have your say in our poll above!

Excluded from school - aged SEVEN

He's a lot calmer, he's a lot politer, he knows most of the time what's going to tip him over the edge - so he knows to walk away

– Alfie's mum Mel on what's changed since her son's time at The Rosebery School in Kings Lynn

'Disruptive' and 'dumb' - just two of the words used to describe a group of seven-year-old students who have been excluded from school because of their poor behaviour. Channel 4’s Excluded at Seven, which hits our screens next week, follows the stories of six pupils at The Rosebery School in Kings Lynn - as new figures reveal more four and five year olds are being excluded than ever before.

We meet eight-year-old Alfie, who appears in the documentary, alongside his headmistress Sharon and his mum Mel, who says the school has completely turned things around for her boy after he was excluded 13 times in just four months.

Get involved with today's show - here's how

We want to hear from you about anything we're talking about on the show.

Leave your comments on Facebook and Twitter, with #ThisMorning, email your photos and comments to or call us on 08000 30 40 44. Calls are free from all consumer landlines and mobiles. If you are calling from a business phone, please check with your provider whether there will be a charge to connect you to our phone-in line. Phone-in lines are open until 12:30pm. Participation terms at

For fashion queries please email

We look forward to hearing from you!

Catch up with This Morning on the ITV Hub

POLL: Would you take pet-ernity leave?

On Thursday's show we'll be meeting a boss who allows his employees to take three weeks’ paid leave when a new four-legged friend arrives in their home.

Do you like the sound of this idea? Let us know what you think by voting in our poll above.