Boris Johnson’s fiancée denies media reports PM will give away dog

PUBLISHED: 09:00 11 March 2020 | UPDATED: 09:08 11 March 2020

Carrie Symonds, partner of Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative leader Boris Johnson, holds their dog, a Jack Russell-cross named Dilyn. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP).

Carrie Symonds, partner of Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative leader Boris Johnson, holds their dog, a Jack Russell-cross named Dilyn. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP).

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Carrie Symonds, Boris Johnson’s fiancée, has denied media reports that the prime minister wants Dilyn the dog to be rehomed.

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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.


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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.'

She added: 'The people behind this story should be ashamed of themselves.'

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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'.

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