Alison Hammond drops hint she's leaving For The Love of Dogs - after fan backlash

Alison Hammond has dropped a cryptic hint that she may have filmed her final episode of For The Love Of Dogs after viewers were left divided by her stint on the show.

Alison stepped into the shoes of the late Paul O’Grady following his death last year as she took over presenting duties on the popular ITV show – though the TV personality has received mixed feedback on social media since making her debut last month.

And now 49 year old Alison has shared a cryptic post which has possibly hinted at her having no future on the show, which follows the staff at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home as they help to care for animals in need.

Alison Hammond walking a dog
Alison Hammond took over the late Paul O'Grady as the host of For The Love Of Dogs -Credit:ITV

Reposting a promo pic for the final episode of For The Love Of Dogs on her Instagram Story on Wednesday, 22 May, the This Morning presenter explained that she’d “loved” working on the series.

“Final episode of For The Love Of Dogs,” she wrote. “I loved every minute of it.”

Having used the past tense “loved”, Alison didn’t give her followers any indication about the show moving forward.

The cryptic post comes after Alison defended herself against trolls after receiving unexpected criticism for her role on For The Love of Dogs, revealing that she was “surprised” by the negative comments.

Alison said that she'd "loved" working on the show
Alison said that she'd "loved" working on the show -Credit:Instagram / alisonhammond55

“I was actually surprised with how much I got for doing the show. I could understand in the sense that Paul was so loved and people were saying: 'How can she do Love Of Dogs when she doesn't have a dog? How does she love dogs when she doesn't have a dog?,” she told The Sun.

However, she added: “Trolls will be trolls and I'll still do what I do best, which is TV presenting and you'll see for yourself, I think it's authentic and I loved doing it. Trolls are trolls, it says more about them than it does me, really.”

Since stepping into Paul’s shoes, Alison’s stint on the show has been met with mixed reviews on social media, though many fans have shown their support for the TV star’s newest gig.

Alison Hammond in a black and white striped jumper
Alison has previously addressed the negative comments, saying that "trolls with be trolls" -Credit:ITV

“i feel like the people tweeting are watching a different show to me - i think alison hammond is doing a great job! no, she’s never going to be paul o’grady but she’s not trying to be! he would want the show to continue #fortheloveofdogs,” wrote one person on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Another added: “No one could ever replace Paul but I'm liking Alison. The most important thing is these dogs getting their loving furever homes #fortheloveofdogs”.