Mostly Credited As: Ashleigh & Pudsey
Sometimes Credited As: Ashleigh Butler
Ashley & Pudsey
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Ashleigh and Pudsey are a British dog trick act, comprising trainer Ashleigh Butler, from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, and Pudsey, a six-year old Border Collie, Bichon Frise and Chinese Crested cross.
On 12 May 2012, they won the sixth series of the television talent show Britain's Got Talent, becoming the first ever dog trick act to win the competition.
Ashleigh and Pudsey beat Jonathan and Charlotte in the final, having received the most votes from the public in a telephone phone-in, winning by 14% of the vote.
On 2 June 2012 Ashleigh and Pudsey performed at Epsom Downs Racecourse in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. In the same month Ashleigh and Pudsey began fronting a PETA campaign calling for a ban on animal cruelty in circuses.
Ashleigh and Pudsey are planned to perform at the 84th Royal Variety Performance in December 2012 in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II.