Sir Trevor McDonald and ITV have been plunged into a new animal cruelty row.

Campaigners have slammed the broadcaster for “legitimising” cruelty by showing Sir Trevor visit a “camel wrestling” event.

In front of thousands of people, the animals are tethered and hauled into an arena – where they fight to whoops from the crowd.

Sir Trevor accepts in the programme that this is “natural behaviour” by the camels.

But campaigners say he is grossly mistaken.

Sir Trevor McDonald attends camel wrestling event