Wellingborough teenager Ashleigh Butler has celebrated the launch of her pet Pudsey’s new book while also preparing for her latest television challenge.
Since winning Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year, Ashleigh and Pudsey’s showbiz career has gone from strength to strength.
It’s a busy time for the talented duo as they are also preparing for their performance at the Royal Variety Performance in November.
Pudsey is also aiming for a new accolade – to be top of the bestseller list with the book of his life story, Pudsey: My Autobidography.
The book about the six-year-old, a border collie, bichon frise, Chinese crested cross, is described as “the story of a small dog’s incredible adventure from a puppy growing up in the Butler household to winning one of the nation’s favourite television shows”.
Ashleigh, 17, who is reported to have signed a £100,000 deal for the book, said the book charts Pudsey’s early life before he found fame and fortune.
She said: “Hopefully everyone knows the story from Britain’s Got Talent. The book is the story from before that and how he always wanted to dance.
“We’ve got all our other animals in there too, including our guinea pigs and other dogs and next door’s cat.”
She joked: “I think Pudsey did a good job in writing his Autobi-dog-raphy. Not only can he dance – he can sing, he can act, he can write books now.”
They are working with Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams once again to work on his new project, Mr Stink.
It was also recently reported that Ashleigh will be starring in a new pet talent show produced by Simon Cowell called Take The Lead.
The show will feature talented dogs and it’s expected to be screened over the festive period. Alesha Dixon is considered favourite to host the programme, while Ashleigh will be on the judging panel.
Ashleigh added: “I will be judging on the show. It’s still in the very early stages but I am very excited. The Royal Variety Show is being filmed on November 19 and I think it goes out a week after.”