Strictly star Natasha Kaplinsky rushed to hospital after being bitten by dog

Natasha Kaplinsky has revealed she had a terrifying experience getting bitten by a dog and ended up being rushed to hospital.

The ITV newsreader and former Strictly Come Dancing star explained that she ended up having a nip from her own Coton de Tulear breed, her beloved pet pooch Dot.

The incident occurred when the 49 year old star, who won the BBC competition's first ever series, was out with her pup.

Dot then entered into a scrappy fight with one of her other dogs – an adorable Tibetan Terrier named Molly.

Natasha lives in Sussex with her family and a whopping 47 total animals, but it seems sometimes having a menagerie can cause problems.


Speaking to the Daily Mail, the journalist revealed she'd initially panicked watching her dogs scrap, and had attempted to intervene.

Unfortunately this was a grave mistake, as her canine pal had already seen red and couldn't differentiate between her owner and sparring partner.

"I tried to separate them and Dot bit me by mistake," the star went on.

Thankfully, the TV personality was healed by doctors despite her panicked rush to receive medical attention.


The star's fans adore her social media, as she regularly shares snaps of her incredible animals.

Along with a whole host of dogs and cats, Natasha also takes care of a giant field full of alpacas.

Natasha first rose to fame when she won the Glitterball trophy with her professional dance partner Brendan Cole.

Taking to the dance floor in 2004, there were only eight celebrity contestants in the first series, which was presented by Tess Daly and entertainment icon Bruce Forsyth.

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The newsreader wowed judges and audiences alike with her impressive moves, and she eventually became the favourite.

Since her star-turn on the competition, Natasha first helped relaunch Channel 5 with her series Five News with Natasha Kaplinsky.

She then upped sticks and took a job on ITV news three years later, where she has been ever since.

Natasha is married to husband Justin Bower, whom she met a year after her Strictly appearance. The couple share children Arlo, 13, and Angelica, 11.

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