He first came to our attention a few weeks back when the 2012 Britain’s Got Talent auditions kicked off. Now, Pudsey the dancing dog is preparing for his time in the spotlight and a whole lot of hard work. Alongside owner and teacher Ashleigh, Pudsey managed to gain overnight fame, an exaggerated applause and a firm ‘Yes’ from BGT judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.
Pudsey was given to 17-year-old Ashleigh when she was at the tender age of eleven and since this time, the inseparable duo has managed to impress the British public. Furthermore, they are now being pinned as favourites to claim victory over numerous talented competitors. Should Pudsey and Ashleigh win, they will get the opportunity to perform a precisely choreographed routine at the Royal Variety Show in front of Her Majesty the Queen.
So far, the couple has executed a Flintstones-themed dance at the Britain’s Got Talent auditions and an extraordinary routine at the semi-finals, which aired on 6th May 2012. Simon Cowell was clearly enchanted by the performance, saying:
“This is what I have been waiting for my whole life.”
Finalists will now battle head-to-head in a bid to win over the public and redeem the £250,000 prize fund, as well as an invitation to kick-start a career at the Royal Variety Show.
Ashleigh and Pudsey are challenging Only Boys Aloud when the finals take place next week. Only Boys Aloud are quite different compared to their contenders, due to them being a 133-strong group of all-male Welsh singers. To see Pudsey and Ashleigh cavort their way to the annual gala evening, tune into next weekend’s episode of Britain’s Got Talent, which airs on ITV 1.