Britain's Got Talent champion Pudsey the dog dies
Britain's Got Talent's 2012 winner Pudsey the dog has died, show bosses have confirmed.
The ITV programme announced the news in a Twitter post yesterday, and included a tribute to Pudsey's owner, Ashleigh Butler.
The message read: "We are saddened to hear that today we lost Pudsey, a most marvellous winner. Our thoughts are with Ashleigh."
Pudsey, a border collie, bichon frise and Chinese crested cross, charmed viewers with a routine to the Mission Impossible theme, and became the first dog act to win the series.
Ashleigh and Pudsey had worked together for 11 years.
In October 2012, a book titled Pudsey: My Autobidography, was released, chronicling the talented pet's rise to fame.
Success continued as he hit the big screen in 2014, taking the leading role in his own movie, Pusdey The Dog: The Movie.