RIP Pud­sey

BGT win­ner ash­leigh But­ler pays trib­ute to her beloved dog and re­veals her fu­ture plans

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the na­tion is in mourn­ing, fol­low­ing the an­nounce­ment that Bri­tain’s Got Tal­ent’s first ca­nine win­ner, pud­sey, has died at the age of 11 af­ter suf­fer­ing from leukaemia.

‘He gave me op­por­tu­ni­ties i never thought i’d ex­pe­ri­ence,’ says his dev­as­tated owner ash­leigh, who won the tal­ent show with pud­sey in 2012. ‘From the minute he was born, he brought me noth­ing but joy. no words can ex­press how much i will miss him.’

ash­leigh will con­tinue pud­sey’s le­gacy by per­form­ing in panto in Jack and the Beanstalk in High wy­combe this christ­mas with her other dog sully, four. ‘sully was al­ways go­ing to take over, but i didn’t ex­pect it to hap­pen like this. car­ry­ing on what pud­sey started will help me,’ says

ca­nine champ: pud­sey died af­ter a short ill­ness

looka­like: sully

and ash­leigh

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