With over 60 competitors, the voting during previous rounds has kept the public enthralled over the last four weeks. This is the first year in which contestants will not be required to dance with a celebrity dog partner, following accusations from animal charities that the process was demeaning to dogs. The final begins at 7pm with voting closing at 9pm. Tripe Marketing Board chairman Sir Norman Wrassle said: "It's always an exciting moment when we approach the moment of crowning our Tripe Dog, and this year promises to be more exciting than ever!"
|Ben - not now taking part|
Said Sir Norman: "I was very sad to hear that Ben had decided not to put himself forward in the semis. I have arranged for him to be sent a pound of the finest Lancashire tripe, by way of consolation."
The award is sponsored by the Tripe Marketing Board's publishing division, TMB Books. Sir Norman said: "Many tripe lovers - and dogs - remain unaware that the TMB publishes a variety of books - not just our 2014 Diary. Britain's Got Tripe Dogs helps to raise the profile of TMB Books. It also lets us get across the very important message that tripe isn't just for humans. Dogs love it!"