Video: Paw-some treat for Leeds shoppers as BGT star Pudsey pops in

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He’s the adorable dancing dog who captured the hearts of a nation.

But Pudsey found the time to give a bow-wowing performance to shoppers in Leeds.

Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey meet fans. PIC: James Hardisty

Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey meet fans. PIC: James Hardisty

The talented pooch and his owner Ashleigh Butler shot to stardom after beating off fierce competition to win television talent show Britain’s Got Talent.

The cute canine and Ashleigh impressed fans at BHS in the White Rose Centre this weekend with a selection of some of their paw-stamping routines. They were joined by youngsters to celebrate the release of their new DVD film Pudsey The Dog: The Movie.

The film sees Pudsey taking the lead in a battle to save his village from dog-hating landowner Mr Thorne, played by John Sessions.

Directed by Horrid Henry: The Movie’s Nick Moore and written by Paul Rose, the film also stars Jessica Hynes, Olivia Colman, Peter Serafinowicz and Amanda Holden.

Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams provides the voice-over for the pooch.

During their first audition Simon Cowell dubbed Pudsey “one of the best dancing dogs I’ve ever seen”.

To persuade Pudsey into taking directions on set, Ashleigh, who also voices a cow called Daisy in the film, gave the actors clear instructions to help him with his tricks.

And his co-stars even tucked treats into their costumes to encourage him to oblige.

Ashleigh said: “It wasn’t just Pudsey getting used to the actors, it was the actors getting used to Pudsey.

“But they listened to me and coped with Pudsey really well - and he coped with them.”

PUDSEY IN SPOTLIGHT

Pudsey the dog, who is nine years old, first rose to stardom after winning the sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent.

Pudsey was given to his owner Ashleigh Butler as a birthday present when she was 11.

They became the first ever dog trick act to win the television talent show.

Pudsey is a Border Collie, Bichon Frise and Chinese Crested powderpuff cross and he received a standing ovation during his first performance to the BGT judging panel.

The canine has more than 41,000 followers on social networking website Twitter and has also penned his own autobiography since winning the show two years ago.

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