The presenter, 32, announced she had met the winner of Crufts 2019 when she recorded The Jonathan Ross Show earlier this week. Rachel Riley shared a behind-the-scenes picture with her 363,000 Instagram followers, joking: “I don’t normally like to name drop but I did get licked by this megastar this week! Spent a good hour with Dylan the Villain AKA Crufts new regaining champion — he’s gorgeous!,”(sic) she added. “We’re on Jonathan Ross tomorrow (Saturday) on ITV at 9.30pm, well worth a watch, twas a very funny record.”(sic)
The snap showed Rachel leaning in for a selfie with the award-winning pooch on the sofa at The Jonathan Ross Show.
The Countdown favourite beamed, looking delighted to be petting Dylan.
The Papillon was named Best in Show at Crufts last weekend after being crowned the winner of the Toy group.
Fans rushed to the comments section to remark on her upload, with one saying cheekily: “So cute… and the dog.”
“Beautiful creatures,” another agreed, while a third joked flirtatiously: “Bright eyes, shiny coat, wet nose, what a specimen. And the dog is cute as well.”
Dressed in a black and red dress, Rachel oozed glamour and accessorised with statement drop earrings.
Rachel Riley: Countdown star revealed she was licked by a 'megastar' (Image: