Popular duo won viewers’ hearts

Ashleigh and Pudsey
Ashleigh and Pudsey

She beat thousands to win Britain’s Got Talent, but now Ashleigh Butler is getting used to being on the other side of the judges’ desk.

With the help of her beloved pet Pudsey, the teenager is guest-starring as a judge on the ITV2 canine talent show Top Dog Model.

She said: “It’s going really well.

“It was my first time judging – it was really weird, but really good because I knew how the contestants were feeling.

“I was on the show at paw camp, but I am not sure after that as I am appearing as a guest judge.

“Everyone was lovely and it has been a really great experience.

“There are some dogs with great potential.”

Ashleigh has also been enjoying a jet-setting celebrity lifestyle recently, with a five-week trip to America and appearances on top talk shows across the Atlantic.

She was also at the TV Choice awards this week where Britain’s Got Talent scooped the award for best talent show.

She said: “We were in America for five weeks and it was really amazing. I was really honoured that the Jay Leno Show and America’s Got Talent invited me on.

“I attended the TV Choice Awards. This time last year I couldn’t have imagined being on the red carpet. We are also a step closer to the movie dream. Pudsey has been loving all the attention.”

Ashleigh is also looking forward to a busy few months with the Royal Variety Performance and her pantomime debut this Christmas.