Kelly Davis has been crowned the winner of ‘Pooch Perfect’.

Kelly Davis and her Cher-inspired pooch

Kelly Davis and her Cher-inspired pooch

The professional dog groomer came out on top of the BBC One show during Thursday’s (04.03.21) final, where she was officially handed the coveted Golden Stanley trophy.

Speaking after being named the nation’s top dog groomer, Kelly said: “Winning ‘Pooch Perfect’ feels surreal and so incredible! To be able to inspire others in the industry and show that your dreams can become a reality feels amazing. I put my heart and soul into every challenge, and I was so happy that I stepped out of my comfort zone and I still managed to showcase my years of grooming skills and knowledge within the industry.

“Every episode I participated in I won Best In Show, which was definitely a highlight for me. I will be celebrating at home with my family and a cheeky bottle of champagne or two!

“My business and the welfare of my clients will always be paramount to me and my teaching and grooming will continue to be of highest standards. I will continue to represent the grooming industry and give it the recognition it deserves.”

The final episode saw Kelly go head-to-head with fellow finalists Lakhi Thindal and Georgia Ashton Fuller, where she groomed a continental clip on a standard poodle for the first time ever during the breed standard challenge.

In the Dogwalk challenge, Kelly groomed her Miniature Poodle fit for a red carpet in a Cher inspired groom, impressing the judging duo Colin Taylor and Verity Hardcastle.

Colin said of Kelly’s performance: “Kelly won best in show more than any other groomer throughout this competition, this is the consistency we need in the nation’s best dog groomer. Congratulations!”

Whilst Verity added: “Everything we threw at Kelly she executed with such enthusiasm, a well-deserved winner!”