Boris Johnson’s fiancée denies media reports PM will give away dog
- Credit: AFP via Getty Images
Carrie Symonds, Boris Johnson's fiancée, has denied media reports that the prime minister wants Dilyn the dog to be rehomed.
The Times reports that the Jack Russell adopted by Johnson and Symonds from a Welsh rescue centre could be rehomed in the summer when the couple have their first child.
The dog is said to have been a 'sickly animal' with one Whitehall source telling the newspaper: 'I'm not sure that dog is going to make it through the next reshuffle.'
The same source claimed that the pair had grown tired of the mess that was created in the apartment above Number 11 Downing Street.
'For a while there was dog shit everywhere in the flat,' they added.
You may also want to watch:
But Symonds has refuted the media report, claiming that the allegations are untrue.
'What a load of total crap!' she tweeted. 'There has never been a happier, healthier and more loved dog than our Dilyn.'
- 1 Could Mexican Coke spark a new Coca-Cola cold war?
- 2 A view from inside the Heathrow petri dish
- 3 The reverse Midas touch of Michael Gove
- 4 First black female mayor elected in Liverpool as Labour holds on to role
- 5 Dominic Raab 'chickened out' of a no-deal Brexit, Michel Barnier says
- 6 Nicola Sturgeon concedes Holyrood majority for SNP is a ‘very long shot’
- 7 Keir Starmer faces a ‘mountain to climb’ after Hartlepool defeat
- 8 Labour claims ‘extraordinary results’ in Welsh Parliament election
- 9 How Brexit and court politics weakened the Civil Service
She added: 'The people behind this story should be ashamed of themselves.'
A Downing Street source said 'it's completely untrue that there are plans for him to be rehomed', and added Dilyn was in 'great shape'.
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.