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Kate Middleton’s brother James is making a TV documentary series about how dogs saved him from depression

KATE Middleton’s brother James must love being invited to Buckingham Palace and getting to hang out with the Queen’s corgis.

The self-confessed dog-mad businessman, whose sister is married to Prince William, is working on a new documentary series about his love for pooches.

James has teamed up with production company Fulwell 73, which is behind James Corden’s The Late Late Show, the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special and the now infamous BROS documentary.

I’m told the show, currently called James Middleton’s Super Dogs, will look at how his beloved pets saved him from depression.

It will also follow him as he meets others suffering with mental health issues and explore the effects the mutts have on them.

A source said: “Mental health is a topic very close to both James’ and his sister’s hearts, and he credits his dogs with helping him out of his darkest days.

"The show will follow him talking to others who are suffering and looking at how a dog can impact your mood and depression.”

The avid dog lover has nine pooches — Golden Retriever Mabel, a black Labrador, two Cocker Spaniels, and five black Spaniels called Rafa, Ella, Zulu, Inka and Luna.

He recently spoke candidly about his own battle with mental health, and said: “My own dogs played a vital role in my recovery from clinical depression.

“In light of this I want to celebrate the important role dogs play in our lives and the unconditional love and support they give us.”

As a massive dog lover myself, I couldn’t agree more.

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