Television comedian John Bishop rescues Wimblington pig

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Comedian John Bishop has stepped in to save the bacon of a rescue pig being cared for at a Wimblington animal shelter.

Milo the pot-bellied pig was snapped up by the family after Mr Bishop’s wife saw a video of him online and immediately fell in love with him.

The three-year-old black pig was being cared for at the RSPCA’s Block Fen Animal Centre after an inspector found him wandering around a housing estate in Leicestershire back in February 2012.

He was briefly rehomed in March 2012 but then returned in June due to a change in family circumstances.

Centre manager Jackie Williams said: “Some people buy pigs on a whim and think you can just keep them in the back garden, which is why we get animals like Milo handed in.”