The Dyson V8 Animal vac is on Dame Helen Mirren's lockdown list – here's why

Over the weekend the Dyson V8 received a stamp of approval from Dame Helen Mirren on Instagram which comes just as the iconic brand launch a new feature...

Dyson V8
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It's a well known fact that the Dyson V8 is one of the best vacuum cleaners around which, over the weekend, was picked up by a well-known actress as one of their 'favourite things during quarantine'. 

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Dame Helen Mirren shared with her 865,000 followers that she was giving her Dyson cordless vacuum the stamp of approval during lockdown (that is not her above, btw). The social post shows Helen’s favourite things during quarantine, from her bird feeder in the garden – which was number one – to her Dyson V8 Animal cordless vacuum which claimed the second spot for most favourite thing during lockdown.

2. the Dyson rechargeable vacuum Helen Mirren

A photo posted by @helenmirren on May 30, 2020 at 6:33pm PDT

It's easy to see why this is one of the Dame's favourites... the Dyson V8 Animal is a cordless vacuum which is engineered for homes with pets. It has up to 40 minutes of powerful cleaning to capture dust, animal hair and allergens (ideal for this time of the year), and expels cleaner air. The Direct Drive cleaner head deep cleans carpets and hard floors. It also transforms into a handheld vacuum in one click, with five additional tools. We've tried it and we love love love it. 

And now, the Dyson V8 Animal is available with the brand-new Reach Under tool which is engineered to clean further under furniture, bending so you don't have to. This amazing new feature is across the Dyson cordless range with new features also added to the V7 Animal, V7 Absolute and V11 Torque Drive. 

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Jennifer Oksien
Large Appliances Editor

Jennifer (Jen) is our Large Appliances Editor on the Homes eCommerce team.  Jen is constantly on the look out for the latest tech which claims to revolutionise how we wash our clothes, rinse the dishes, keep our food chilled and our floors dust-free. When she's not doing this she can be found at home in her Victorian terrace which she has lovingly (patiently) been renovating with her husband over the past few years. Jen also likes tea and homemade cake, very much.