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Anger over 'stunt' dog Britain's Got Talent winner

By Sherna Noah

Published 03/06/2015

TV watchdog Ofcom has received 507 complaints after the Britain's Got Talent winner admitted using a stunt double dog for her winning sketch.

The disclosure that Jules O'Dwyer used a lookalike dog to walk the parallel ropes also sparked another 130 complaints to ITV.

The guide dog trainer said she did not use Matisse, the dog viewers believed performed the stunt, because he did not like heights.

ITV boss Peter Fincham said the way the act was presented was "a judgment call".

"In the audition it was made quite clear this was a dog act with a range of dogs. In hindsight, in the final it would have been better if that was clear," he said.

BGT producers have apologised.

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