Carrie Symonds denies rumours her Welsh rescue dog Dilyn will be rehomed

Carrie Symonds has denied rumours that she and husband-to-be Boris Johnson are planning to rehome their Welsh rescue dog Dilyn.

An article in The Times suggested the Jack Russell-cross could be "quietly rehomed before the couple have their first child in early summer."

Dilyn arrived at Downing Street in September Credit: PA

But Miss Symonds took to Twitter to deny the claims, branding the article "a load of total cr*p!"

She said in a Tweet: "There has never been a happier, healthier and more loved dog than our Dilyn."

Carrie Symonds introduces guests to Dilyn the Jack Russell at a military reception at 10 Downing Street Credit: PA

Dilyn was adopted by Mr Johnson and Miss Symonds in September when he was 15-weeks-old.

He had been abandoned by a Welsh puppy farmer before being rescued by the animal charity Friends of Animals Wales.

Last week Mr Johnson told the Welsh Tory conference that Dilyn had brought a strong Welsh influence to Downing Street.

He said: "He is the randiest and most voluble Welsh occupant of No 10 since Lloyd George."

Boris Johnson and his dog Dilyn leave a polling station in Westminster during the 2019 general election Credit: PA

In February, Mr Johnson and Miss Symonds announced that they were engaged and expecting a baby in the early summer.

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds arrive at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Monday Credit: PA

The couple made history as the first unmarried couple to officially live together in Downing Street when they moved in last year.