MEET our Pet Idol winner for 2018 - Hermione the hamster.

The top pet’s owner, Holly, will collect an amazing £300 cheque in the weeks to come - so Hermione should be okay for hamster food and treats for quite some time.

Hermione is a Syrian hamster and is seven months old. Her favourite treat is carrots and she likes to run around in her hamster ball.

The popular hamster was a clear winner in our competition this year, with Snowy the dog in second place and, just behind, Toejoe the turtle.

Congratulations to Holly and thanks to everyone who entered their pet in our competition this year, which saw the top placed entries attract hundreds of votes.

Readers will get another chance to enter the ever-popular competition next year.

And watch out for our £300 Bonnie Baby competition which launches this week.