Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler has thanked her home fans for spurring her on to victory in Saturday’s final.
The 17-year-old from Wellingborough and her pet Pudsey wowed viewers with their Mission Impossible routine.
A hall full of Ashleigh’s friends and family cheered her on while watching on a big screen at Wrenn School.
Her friends from The Wellingborough Dog Training Club were also there to watch as Ashleigh and Pudsey became the first dog act to win the talent show.
Ashleigh said their support meant to a lot to her, and she was keen not to let any of her supporters down on the night.
She said: “I just thought that I didn’t really want to let anyone down.
“Everyone at Wrenn School has been really supportive. I would also especially like to thank everyone from Wellingborough Dog Training Club.
“And I want to say a massive thank you to everyone from Wellingborough.”
Simon Cowell said the duo were one of his favourite ever acts on Britian’s Got Talent.
Their performance was also a hit with fellow judges Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden.
The popular pair will now have to prepare to perform for the Queen at The Royal Variety Performance later this year.
Ashleigh will also have to decide how to spend her massive £500,000 prize money.