Peter Kay put Max and Paddy on the road to nowhere in their famous caravan - and now two internet sensations named after the comedy duo are set to be guests of honour at a major motorhome show attended by tens of thousands of people.

Spaniels Max and Paddy will be joined at the Camping, Caravan and Motorhome Show by the newest addition to their family, a little puppy named Harry.

The story of Max and Paddy’s fame begins with a car accident that saw owner Kerry Irving, of Keswick, being left with chronic back and neck pain.

This resulted in the active outdoor-loving Kerry being housebound and taking up to 27 tablets a day and quickly led to deep depression all until he met Max. Kerry started taking Max on regular walks around the Lake District which dramatically improved his physical and mental health.

Kerry started sharing his and Max’s adventures on Facebook in 2016 and once puppy Paddy joined the clan their popularity skyrocketed. Max and Paddy now have a following of over 73,000 on social media.

They now take part in a variety of charity walks raising thousands of pounds for good causes and they do a number of public and television appearances.

Speaking of why the organisers of the show picked Max, Paddy and Harry to appear, a spokesman said: “All of the hard work has not gone unnoticed, in August Max and Paddy received a commendation from the PDSA for providing comfort, support and joy to thousands of people.

“More recently they won The Great Outdoors magazine Personality of the Year – Gold Award for inspiring thousands of outdoor enthusiasts.”

While at the show in the NEC in Birmingham the group will be guests of honour in the animal area, doing meet and greets and taking photos with fans.

They’re also set to make an appearance in the popular dog agility area.

More than 90,000 visitors are expected at the show - which means plenty of photo requests for Cumbria’s loveable canine duo.

The exhibition takes place between February 19 and 24, set in six huge halls.