The current world record holder for the world's longest domestic cat is Stewie, a five-year-old feline from Nevada, US.

Stewie, or Mymains Stewart Gilligan, to give him his full name, measures an incredible 48.5in when fully stretched out.

His owner Robin Hendrickson decided to enter Stewie for the record after hearing countless friends say they were amazed by his length.

Stewie is of the Maine Coon variety - known as 'the gentle giants' of the cat world.