It’s not every day that the winners of Britain’s Got Talent visit your school.
But for pupils at Park Junior School in Wellingborough, this was the surprise awaiting them last week.
Ashleigh and her dancing dog Pudsey were happy to take questions from the children, ranging from who is the most famous person they have met since winning the show and what plans they have.
Ashleigh told pupils: “I have met Simon Cowell, he is probably the most famous person I’ve met.
“I have also met the Queen at the Royal Variety Show. That was quite scary.
“She recognised us and said ‘you won Britain’s Got Talent’ and then she asked what was the trick to training a dog.”
While Pudsey performed at the school last week, Ashleigh had some pasta for him to eat.
But she admitted he eats lots of different things.
She told the children: “He likes a little bit of cheeseburger if we’ve got an important performance.
“For the final he had steak – he eats better than I do!”
She spoke about Pudsey’s new movie, which they filmed in five weeks and is due out next year.
The Wellingborough teenager said: “We have finished filming the movie, it is all in editing now.
“I have seen a couple of takes, but you never really know what it will turn out like.
“I think David Walliams is a good choice for Pudsey.
“I don’t think he would have been people’s first choice, but David knows Pudsey and he has supported us from the start.
“I think he will be quite cheeky.”
The pair will be performing in Dick Whittington at Manchester’s Opera House over Christmas and Ashleigh said she’d like to do more presenting work in the future.
Read more about the performing pair’s visit to Park Junior School in this week’s Northants Telegraph, out on Thursday.