Woman ‘marries’ her beloved pet dog  on live TV with Eamon Holmes serving as a witness

Woman ‘marries’ her beloved pet dog on live TV with Eamon Holmes serving as a witness

EAMON HOLMES has seen some strange things during his time as presenter on ITV’s flagship daytime TV series This Morning, but he’d never seen a woman marry a dog – until now.

That all changed with the happy nuptials of former model Elizabeth Hoad who this week decided to tie the knot with her beloved canine companion, Logan.

Holmes was in attendance for ceremony too, serving as witness alongside his own wife and co-host Ruth Langford.

Speaking to Holmes and Langsford earlier on the show, Hoad explained that she decided to wed her dog after losing faith in dating.

A model and minor celebrity in the 1980s, she previously dated celebrities like golfer Seve Ballesteros and F1 legend James Hunt.

However, she turned her attentions to her dog after a run of some 221 disastrous dates.

The mother-of-one, whose son is now 25, had "given up" on finding the one after trying a variety of dating apps.

“I tried every app – MillionaireMatch, Tinder, but it don’t have any luck. Maybe it’s me?” she said.

Hoad said  that “older men [want] the younger woman and vice versa,” but stressed her respect for her son has prevented her from dating younger men, stating “I’ve had younger men asking me out but it’s just not right.”

She had one brief relationship with a man she met online but, when he turned out to be secretly married, she decided to look elsewhere.

“After that my friends who previously joked about marrying Logan, my dog, became more serious, and I thought, ‘Why not?’"

A whirlwind romance, Hoad only met the six-year-old Golden Retriever a year ago.

“He had a traumatic first four years being locked and beaten in a utility cupboard,” she said.

“He’s saved me and I’ve saved him. I was a broken woman when my last dog died.”

“It was like we were meant to meet. He’s saved me and I’ve saved him,” she explained.

“I was broken before I got him. I got a dog behaviourist when I first got him, and she said he’d saved me.”

While Hoad wore a knee-length, long-sleeved white dress and a white rose fascinator for the wedding Logan was decked out in a special tuxedo tailored for dogs.

The modified ceremony was dog-themed from start to finish - Elizabeth walked down the aisle to the Donny Osmond classic Puppy Love and exchanged dog-themed vows with her pet pooch.

“With my body I promise to take you for daily walkies and all that I have in my doggy treat cupboard I give to you, and all those cuddles on the sofa I share with you,” she said.

The happy bride and her new dog husband then exchanged a ring and bracelet with presenter Alison Hammond presiding over the ceremony.

Love Island winner Kem Cetinay served as best man, watching on as Hoad and her dog exchanged their vows.

After Hoad said, “I do,” Hammond waited briefly for  before taking Logan’s lack of protest as a definite “yes” - though cracks are already appearing.

“He doesn’t seem too excited!” Hoad joked as the dog watched on, docile.

It was then down to Hammond to declare the couple dog and wife, with the new union seal with a kiss.

Though it’s not actually legal to marry a pet in the UK, Hoad and Logan’s wedding stands as a symbol of their lasting relationship.