BGT winner to give half winnings to dog Pudsey - Daily TV round-up


Dog trainer Ashleigh Butler has said she will give half her winnings from 'Britain's Got Talent' to her dance partner dog Pudsey.

The pair won £500,000 after being voted the top act in the final of 'Britain's Got Talent' over the weekend, watched by nearly 15 million viewers.

“He was sitting on the bed and I told him: ‘Pudsey, you’ve just won £250,000,’” she told The Sun. “He knows that he’s done something good but he doesn’t know what. He wouldn’t know what to spend the money on so I’ll probably have to spend it for him.


“I lost one of his leads during the semi-final so he needs a new one. He loves his bling so maybe I’ll get him one with diamonds.”

Simon Cowell is so taken by the hound that he plans to take it out to Hollywood in the hopes of landing a movie deal on the back of the success of Uggie, the dog in silent flick 'The Artist'.

It's thought that commercial deals and film contracts could net the pair £10 million.

“It’s always been a massive dream of mine to get into film work with Pudsey,” added Ashleigh. “I thought Uggie was amazing and I think Pudsey would be perfect for something like that role. If he sees a camera he looks straight at it and starts posing. He loves attention.”

The duo is now being managed by Jonathan Shalit, who also manages 'The X Factor's Tulisa, and it's thought that a book deal is even in the offing.

Elsewhere, Sony has already signed four other acts from the final, with Jonathan and Charlotte, The Loveable Rogues, Only Boys Aloud and Ryan O'Shaughnessy all scooping deals. [The Sun]