Pudsey to star in Nelly Furtado video

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 May 2012
Ashleigh and Pudsey

Ashleigh and Pudsey

'Britain's Got Talent' winner Pudsey is set to collaborate with Nelly Furtado for the video for her new song, his owner Ashleigh Butler has revealed

'Britain's Got Talent' winner Pudsey is set to appear in the video for Nelly Furtado's next single.

The 'Maneater' singer is a huge fan of of the dancing mutt and she wants him and his owner Ashleigh Butler - who won the nation's hearts on Simon Cowell's TV show - to choreograph a routine to her new song.

Ashleigh, 17, told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "He met Nelly on Wednesday (16.05.12) and she rushed up to us, saying she was a massive fan. She started stroking him and asked whether we would be interested in a collaboration.

"We swapped details and she is sending her new track over for Pudsey and I to listen to. If we like it, we'll start working on a dance routine."

Nelly, 33, was so thrilled to meet Pudsey - who is a Chinese crested and bichon frise cross - she took to her twitter page to wish the papped pooch success with his career.

She tweeted: "Hey Pudsey you're pretty cute; nice meeting you; get ready for long days and nights promoting your big win-congrats!!! (sic)"

Ashleigh - who banked a cheque for £500,000 after being crowned the victor on the ITV1 series with her canine friend - also wants to launch Pudsey's career on the big screen and believes he can make it Hollywood like Uggie from Oscar-winning movie 'The Artist'.

She said: "I've watched 'The Artist' and thought Uggie was great. He and his trainer Omar Von Muller have been a big inspiration.

"I studied a few of his tricks and am keen to try some new ones with Pudsey, although he already knows how to play dead on command. I'd quite like to teach him to sneeze, next.

"Film or TV work is the next logical step and we are in talks... an Oscar would be amazing."

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