GMB star Charlotte Hawkins dog attack horror as friend’s child is bitten

TV presenter Charlotte Hawkins is filming a new documentary to explore the dangerous side of dogs, following a shock attack from one on her friend's daughter.

The star, who appears on Good Morning Britain, revealed to The Mirror that she was out a walk with her friends' eight-year-old daughter and carrying her own baby in a sling when two large dogs jumped up at a garden fence.

The 48-year-old then claimed that the dog broke through the fence and knocked the little girl to the ground and bit her, but Charlotte was unable to step in and help fight it off.

Thankfully the little girl recovered after medical care, but the presenter said that moment changed her opinion on how dangerous dogs can be and was shocked by how quickly it jumped at them.

She said: "The two big dogs were barking aggressively. I was saying, ‘Don’t worry, they won’t be able to get out’. But one of the dogs did get out. I felt particularly vulnerable because I had my baby in a child carrier, so I was holding her and I knew I couldn’t step in and help. My friend’s daughter was knocked to the ground and it was so scary. It’s definitely made me more alert to the potential dangers.”

Now Charlotte is looking to raise awareness on the issue and is fronting the ITV Tonight investigation Dangerous Dogs: What’s The Truth?, reporting on what is being done to tackle the problem.

And it seems that the star could be just the person to really get to the heart of the issue as Charlotte has been a long-time supporter of the Dogs Trust charity and knows the animal well.

She's also discussed that attacks are not something anyone expects, especially when dogs are often treasured members of the family, with around 13 million across the UK.

Recently, she was also seen tearful as she revealed her 16-year-old rescue dog Bailey, a terrier cross she adopted at four months old, sadly died just last week.

She said: “It’s very upsetting for us, Bailey was a much-loved member of the family. It’s very hard and it’s going to take me a long time to get over it.

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