Lewknor Animal centre near Thame set for Young Dumb and Living Off Mum TV debut

Blue Cross Girls on TV Jess Hollis (Digby the border terrier) and Emily Paget (Bobby the pappillon and jack russell-cross).
Blue Cross Girls on TV Jess Hollis (Digby the border terrier) and Emily Paget (Bobby the pappillon and jack russell-cross).
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AN animal welfare centre near Thame has been featured on a major TV reality series about spoilt and workshy youngsters.

An episode of the BBC’s Young Dumb and Living Off Mum was filmed at the Lewknor charity and featured the show’s subjects being put through their paces by the centre’s staff.

The show revolves around a group of young adults, used to being waited on hand and foot by doting parents, who are given a tough working challenge each week as they compete for a round the world trip.

In this episode they find out what it is like to work like a dog at the charity’s animal adoption centre in Lewknor, getting their hands dirty caring for animals in need.

Jess Hollis, from Stokenchurch, has been working at The Blue Cross for 18 months. She said: “Filming the show was a great experience. It was a real eye-opener to work with people with such a different attitude to work – I was quite shocked at how immature they were.

“But it was lovely to see how inspired they became by working with animals.

“It really made me realise how much I love my job.”

The episode airs Sunday at 9pm on BBC Three.