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

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.

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?


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.

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.

Nottingham-born singer through to BGT final

Nottingham-born singer Lucy Kay is through to the final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent.

Opera singer Lucy came out top of the public vote.

All four of the judges were on their feet during Lucy's song with Simon saying it was a "great, great performance."

On hearing she was in the final, Lucy said: "It's overwhelming. My gosh thank you so much. There were some amazing acts. I didn't think I'd be one of them."


Leicester's Addict Initiative through to BGT final

A dance crew from Leicester have made it through to the final of this year's Britain's Got Talent.

The Addict Initiative, made up of 26 dancers aged between 17 and 31, came second in the public vote, and will compete in the final on June 7.

Watch them in action here:

Video courtesy of FremantleMedia/SyCo

They won deep praise from the judges, with Simon Cowell comparing them to 2009 winners Diversity.

And Amanda Holden told them:

You are like the Grimm's Fairy Tales of dance. I would pay to come and see you.

Great-grandma has chance to win Britain's Got Talent

With the semi-finalists of Britain's Got Talent announced tonight, the competition to be crowned the 2014 winner is about to get serious.

Among the 45 acts remaining from the hundreds of auditions is 79-year-old Paddy Jones, from Stourbridge.

79-year-old Paddy Jones, from Stourbridge is among the 45 acts remaining in this year's Britain's Got Talent Credit: BPM Media (Midlands)

The retired great-grandmother is one half of salsa dance duo 'Paddy and Nico' and will compete for the £250,000 prize and the opportunity to entertain royalty - at the Royal Variety Performance.

Now living in Spain, she joined Nico's dance academy where she started dance classes and just a year later they teamed up to begin their acrobatic salsa act.

The pensioner astonished the celebrity judges in her audition - where her feet barely touched the ground - with Amanda Holden pressing her golden buzzer to put her directly into the semi-finals and describing her as 'inspirational'.

The first live show starts tomorrow night at 7.30pm on ITV.

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