Britain's best pet slimmer
A King Charles spaniel has been crowned Britain's pet slimming champion after shedding nearly a third of his bodyweight.
Seven-year-old Jack, formerly nicknamed Jumbo Jack, tipped the scales at 20.5kg - double his ideal weight - six months ago.
Now, he is down to a far healthier 14.1kg, trimming 20cm off his waist, after a strict diet and exercise regime.
Jack was already overweight when he was adopted by current owner, Rose Welsh, 52, back in January.
Ms Welsh said: "When Jack first came to us he was morbidly obese and could barely walk.
"Today he is a different dog and we call him Jumping Jack instead of Jumbo Jack, as he jumps every time he barks now.
"He is fit, healthy and happy - everything a pet should be - and we are absolutely thrilled."
Jack beat off competition from 16 other slimming pets to win the competition, organised by veterinary charity PDSA.
They included formerly fat cat Billie, Bobby the rabbit who shed 29% of his bodyweight, and Billy the Cocker Spaniel who was too fat to climb the stairs.
In total, they lost 86kg or 13st 7lbs - roughly equivalent to 28 Yorkshire Terriers, more than 200 tins of dog food or one female giant panda.