Steve will host an interactive stage show on May 17 - 18 with animal handler Mark Amey with a Reticulated Python, Giant Centipede and Alligator Snapping Turtle - live, up-close and on the big screen.

The audience will also have the opportunity to quiz Steve and ask questions on anything they've ever wanted to know about the animals.

Also meet a menagerie of over 450 pets at the fourth London Pet Show, at Earls Court One on 17 and 18 May, sponsored by MyPetOnline.

Ben Fogle
 

Enjoy spectacular animal action, from showjumping bunnies to doggy dancing. From daschunds to degus, mice to micropigs, this year’s Show also boasts a bevy of famous faces.

Ben Fogle unleashes Superdogs Live, seeking the UK’s most talented and entertaining dogs, Chris Packham advises on avoiding the itchy problem of ticks and fleas and Steve Backshall and Crocodile Joe introduce some of the world’s weirdest animals.

The show is a great place to learn about what pet suits your lifestyle and how to look after them, with advice and support from a huge range of experts, lots of exciting arena shows, plus great shopping for the latest pet paraphernalia.

Show-jumping rabbits
 

Open 9.30am-5pm on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 May.