Good Morning Britain XL Bully chaos as controversial mutt sparks huge row

An American XL Bulldog
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Good Morning Britain got a little more lively than usual yesterday morning (May 31) as an XL Bully dog wandered onto the set.

Fans of the ITV breakfast show flocked to social media this Thursday as Mike Parry and Kay Taiwo engaged in a heated debate about the controversial dog. The pair clashed over whether the dog breed should be considered dangerous enough to warrant euthanasia following three recent incidents that left two young boys, aged 5 and 15, injured and a woman from Hornchurch dead.

Despite dog trainer Kay bringing her own well-behaved and muzzled XL Bully, Naija, to the show, the discussion escalated as neither debater was willing to back down. Mike, aged 69, vehemently argued for putting down XL bullies, while Kay passionately defended the breed.

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"You're not making sense. If you're talking about the size of a dog making you afraid, there are so many dogs you can feel afraid of," Kay exclaimed loudly, with Mike matching her fervour. Viewers watching the show expressed their frustration online.

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The discussion escalated as neither debater was willing to back down -Credit:ITV

On X, formerly know as Twitter, one viewer angrily posted: "To be honest I'd rather see that muzzle on Parry," reports the Mirror. As the shouting match continued, another commented: "I agree but bro stop shouting." For the latest TV and Showbiz news, sign up to our newsletter.

A third shared: "Why is he shouting." Finally, a viewer implored the GMB guests: "NO NEED TO SHOUT, legit had to turn the TV down her volume is three times anyone else."

The debate has sparked an online discussion about XL bullies, with many expressing concern for the breed's future. "Have never trusted dogs, especially the big ones. However, calling for XL Bully genocide is a bit extreme?," commented one individual.

Viewers at home were frustrated when two guests on Good Morning Britain kicked off a shouting row
Viewers said they had to turn the TV down -Credit:ITV

Another suggested: "All XL bully's need to be neutered a free neutering scheme should be started immediately. A ban on sale of XL dogs and puppies. Mass extermination is not the way but naturally phasing them out would be best."

An unhappy viewer criticised Good Morning Britain for the brief coverage of the debate: "Why bother trailing a debate on XL bullies for 3hrs but then only give said debate 5 minutes? During which they both just shout at each other."