BGT winner Ashleigh for Strictly Come Dancing?
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 June 2012
'Britain's Got Talent' winner Ashleigh Butler looks set to star on this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing', and she is keen to try out a different performing style after wowing audiences with her dancing dog act Pudsey on 'Britain's Got Talent'
'Britain's Got Talent' winner Ashleigh Butler looks set to star on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
The 17-year-old star - who shot to fame after winning the ITV1 talent show with her dancing dog Pudsey earlier this year - is keen to try a different performing style on the BBC One talent show after wowing audiences with her canine companion.
She told the Daily Star newspaper: "I'd love to do Strictly. It would be nice to show people who I am. I can dance. I mainly do contemporary but I reckon that I could try ballroom."
Ashleigh then joked she would've liked to have seen how far Pudsey could have progressed on 'Britain's Got Talent' without her help.
She quipped: "Some people say, 'Why doesn't Pudsey just ditch her?' But I'd like to see how he would have done without me."
Should Ashleigh sign up for 'Strictly' she will meet Venezuelan beauty Karen Hauer, who has joined this year's show as a professional dancer.
Karen replaces Katya Virshilas - who was dropped after three series on the talent show - and she can't wait to get started on the programme.
She told The Sun newspaper: "If I could dance how I feel about joining 'Strictly', you'd see how excited I am!"
Karen will join a host of fellow professionals on the show including Ola Jordan, Anton Du Beke, Artem Chigvintsev, Brendan Cole, James Jordan, Pasha Kovalev and Kristina Rihanoff.
Earlier this week, former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan signed up for 'Strictly' after getting reassurances from friend and retired soccer star Robbie Savage, who took part in the programme last year.