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Dalek paying visit to county show
Dalek at Devon County Show
The Dalek will be at the show every day
One of Doctor Who's most feared adversaries is paying a visit to the South West as the Devon County show gets under way.

A Dalek is taking up residence in the BBC Marquee for the three-day event, now in its 112th year and being held in Westpoint near Exeter.

Spread over 93 acres, it is the first major county event of the year.

On Wednesday night a special service was held to bless the animals taking part in the show.

The Dalek will be at the show for all three days but will only demonstrate its famous "exterminate" refrain on Saturday.

In addition to the entertainment, there are livestock events, local food and drink on show and a flower and garden marquee.

"It's the people that make the Devon County Show such a wonderful event to be involved with," said Ollie Allen, show secretary.

"Hundreds of people from all walks of life make these three days a focus of their whole year, giving up their time and expertise to put on a real extravaganza of all that's good about the county's rural way of life."

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