Bailey takes to the stage at Milton Keynes College.

BGT star handed warm welcome

He wowed the judges on BGT, so it's no surprise that Bailey McConnell got a very warm welcome when he went back to college today.

Overwhelmed BGT winners

Britain's Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler from Wellingborough in Northamptonshire says she felt "overwhelmed" by support from the public.

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Ashleigh and Pudsey return to region for special screening of first feature film

Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey pose for photographs at the premiere of their new film in London.
Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey attend the premiere of their new film in London. Credit: Press Association Images.

Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey were back in the region today to be given the freedom of Wellingborough.

Tonight, they'll head to Northampton for a special screening of the dancing duo's first feature film.

Our reporter Olivia Paterson has been there too.

Britain's Got Talent's Ashleigh and Pudsey to get freedom of town

Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey pose for photographs at the premiere of their new film in London.
Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey attend the premiere of their new film in London. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey will be given the freedom of Wellingborough today.

The dancing duo have been jet-setting around the world after their success in the ITV show in 2012.

On Sunday, they attended the premiere of their new film Pudsey The Dog: The Movie.

It has a special screening in Northamptonshire tonight.

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Adoring fans pose for 'selfies' with BGT star Bailey McConnell as he returns to Milton Keynes College

ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight even got in on the act.
ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight even got in on the act. Credit: ITV News Anglia

He wowed the judges on Britain's Got Talent, so it's no surprise that Bailey McConnell got a very warm welcome when he went back to college.

The paperboy, from Milton Keynes, is one of the youngest to ever take part in the talent competition.

The MK College staff pose for a photograph with Bailey.
The MK College staff pose for a photograph with Bailey. Credit: MK College

Today, he performed in front of a packed crowd of friends and fellow students at Milton Keynes College, where all his new fans were queueing up to take a 'Selfie' with him.

Did you take a 'selfie' with Bailey? If so, we'd love to see it! You can send your efforts to anglianews@itv.com or contact us through our Twitter or Facebook page

Ashleigh and Pudsey back Christmas pet campaign

Ashleigh and Pudsey back new welfare campaign
Ashleigh and Pudsey back new welfare campaign

Northamptonshire duo Ashleigh and Pudsey are launching a Christmas appeal highlighting the risks that pets face over the festive period.

They've teamed up with the veterinary group Vets4Pets to try and reduce the number of pets which need treatment over Christmas.

The biggest problems are;

Feeding pets things such as chocolate, raisins, sultanas and currants which are toxic to many animals.

Dogs and cats getting stressed when they can't escape crowds of visitors.

Allowing pets to eat meat containing turkey and chicken bones which can easily splinter and cause internal damage.

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Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey through to the final

Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey
Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey through to the final Credit: Talkback Thames, Syco Productions

Congratulations to Northamptonshire's own Ashleigh Butler and her dog Pudsey who, last night, got through to the final of Britain's Got Talent after impressing the judges and the voting public. You can see the final of Britain's Got Talent this Saturday on ITV1.

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