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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.

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When Ashleigh and Pudsey came to ITV News Central

BGT stars Ashleigh and Pudsey from Northamptonshire popped into ITV News Central today ahead of the launch of their first ever film on Friday.

Britain's Got Talent Judge, David Walliams, provides the voice of Pudsey in the film which hits cinemas on Friday.

Sameena and Bob asked them all about the film, how Pudsey is finding life as a movie-star and is there anything he won't do?

Watch the trailer for Pudsey The Dog: The Movie

Is there anything Pudsey won't do?

Britain's Got Talent stars Ashleigh and Pudsey from Northamptonshire paid a quick visit to ITV News Central this afternoon, following the premiere of their new movie which is out this week.

Watch the trailer for Pudsey The Dog: The Movie

Pudsey was the perfect interviewee as our presenters Sameena and Bob asked them about the film for our programme. Here we find out if there's anything Ashleigh can't teach Pudsey to do.

Watch the trailer for Pudsey The Dog: The Movie

Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey are back and their film about the talented trick-performing pooch is out this week.

The Northamptonshire based pair won the ITV talent show in 2012, after impressing the judges.

Pudsey The Dog: The Movie is out in cinemas on Friday.

David Walliams provides Pudsey's voice in the film.

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Carl Froch donates quiz show winnings to charity

Nottingham Boxer Carl Froch with Samantha Janus and Jonathan Ross on Tipping Point Credit: ITV Studios

Nottingham Boxer Carl Froch has raised £100 for a cause close to home after appearing on ITV's Tipping Point: Lucky Stars gameshow.

The Nottingham boxing donated his winnings to Nottingham Hospitals Charity for the major upgrade that is currently underway on the cancer and neuroscience wards at Nottingham Children's Hospital. The whole project will cost around £500,000.

The boxer struggled with questions on UKIP and Italian cooking on the quiz show.

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One Direction to split? Bookmaker suspends betting

A bookmaker has suspended betting on One Direction splitting up amid speculation that Harry Styles is preparing to embark on a solo career.

Coral received a rush of bets following reports Harry Styles (right) was to pursue a solo career.
Coral received a rush of bets following reports Harry Styles (right) was to pursue a solo career. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Coral was forced to close the market after punters took a "major gamble" late last night on the world's biggest boy band breaking up.

Before betting was suspended, the firm offered odds of even money on the five-piece calling it quits, while Styles was the 2/1 favourite to be the first member to leave.

The odds on any band member releasing solo material this year were 5/1.

A Coral spokesman said there was "no smoke without fire", adding "a rush of shrewd bets on One Direction splitting up raised the alarm and forced us to close betting until further notice".

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