'Britain's Got Talent' co-host Ant McPartlin has revealed that he was bitten by a dog during this year's auditions.

According to The Sun, the presenter bent down to stroke a performing dog backstage but was shocked when the animal nipped him.

McPartlin said: "My lowlight was in Cardiff. On the same day I was bitten by a dog, chased by a pig and shouted at by a contestant."

A show source said: "Ant always likes to get up close to the animal acts. He bent down to pat the dog, which promptly went for him."

"But Dec had the opposite effect. The dog wouldn't leave him alone and followed him about backstage."