Crufts winner Maisie takes toilet break live on TV during lap of honour

The winner of the big prize at Crufts found success went straight through her as she took an emergency toilet break on her victory lap.

Maisie, a wire-haired dachshund, was named Best In Show at the annual event at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre on Sunday.

But she became something of a party pooper for owner Kim McCalmont as the pup answered a call of nature on live TV at her moment of triumph.

Luckily, Ms McCalmont had the necessary equipment at the ready, fishing a baggie from her jacket pocket to deal with the mess.

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Maisie the Wire-haired Dachshund winner of Best in Show 2020 at the Birmingham National with her owner Kim McCalmont at the Exhibition Centre (NEC) during the Crufts Dog Show.
Maisie the Wire-haired Dachshund winner of Best in Show 2020 at the Birmingham National with her owner Kim McCalmont and presenter Peter Purvis (left) at the Exhibition Centre (NEC) during the Crufts Dog Show.
Maisie the Wire-haired Dachshund winner of Best in Show 2020 at the Birmingham National with her owner Kim McCalmont at the Exhibition Centre (NEC) during the Crufts Dog Show.
Day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Borzois on day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Irish Bloodhounds on day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Borzois on day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Ibizan Hounds on day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Beagle on day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
Day four of Crufts dog show at National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 08 March 2020 in Birmingham, UK. Picture date: Sunday 08 March 2020. Photo credit: Katja Ogrin/EMPICS Entertainment.
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Clare Balding, who hosted the TV coverage of the event on Channel 4, later tweeted: "I admire #Maisie so much to have been able to move well enough to win Best in Show at #Crufts with such a big load inside her little tummy. What a star!"

Maisie, who came up trumps in the hound category, came out on top ahead of seven other finalists, including Pixie the Kerry blue terrier, Frankie the miniature poodle and Zokni, an old English sheepdog.

Ms McCalmont said: "It's a little unbelievable really at the moment, it's something that hasn't sunk in. It's been a very busy day, very hectic.

"She's had a lovely day, she loves the shows."

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