Simon Cowell thrilled with Ashleigh and Pudsey's BGT win

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 May 2012
Simon Cowell

Judge Simon Cowell

Dancing dog act Ashleigh and Pudsey were the winners of last night's (12.05.12) 'Britain's Got Talent' final, beating hot favourite Jonathan and Charlotte

Ashleigh and Pudsey were the winners of last night's (12.05.12) 'Britain's Got Talent' final.

The dancing dog act won over the viewers and judges with their performance to the 'Mission: Impossible' themetune, which saw the cute canine jump and dance while following his owner around the stage.

The duo won £500,000 and will now perform in front of Queen Elizabeth at this year's Royal Variety Performance and Ashleigh, 17, admits winning was a dream come true.

After presenters Ant and Dec announced her name, she tearfully said: "A massive thank you to everyone that voted for us. I'm just proud of Pudsey. Thank you so much."

Judge Simon Cowell - who is a huge dog lover - was also pleased with the result and said he had enjoyed working on the show this year alongside fellow judges Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden.

He said: "My life's work is now complete. I want to say a huge thank you to these three [the judges]. This has been one of my favourite years, [Ant & Dec] have always been amazing."

Speaking on 'Britain's Got More Talent' afterwards, Simon added: "I love dogs, I love animals and I really like Ashleigh. They deserve it. That dog will become the most famous dog in the world."

Ashleigh and Pudsey - who are now set to become stars in America - had beaten hot favourites Jonathan & Charlotte into second place while Welsh male choir Only Boys Aloud came third.

Loveable Rogues, Sam Kelly, Ryan O'Shaughnessy, Molly Rainford, Aquabatique, Kai & Natalia, The Mend and Nu Sxool were the other acts who took part in the final.

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