Well, we say Pudsey's a millionaire but we hope he's actually sharing his fortune 50/50 with trainer Ashleigh. But you know what these celeb dogs are like...
There’s no point getting jealous – trust us, we’ve been sulking about this all morning.
Britain’s Got Talent winners Ashleigh and her performing pooch Pudsey are officially millionaires.
As we were sticking our hands down the back of the sofa trying to scrape together enough money for a can of Lilt, we were told that Pudsey and his 17-year-old buddy Ashleigh have signed a £150,000 pantomime deal and a £350,000 book deal. Adding that to their BGT winnings, the pair have racked up a cool million.
Pudsey’s agents have done a deal with Orion Books, who also publish Triggs: The Autobiography of Roy Keane's Dog.
Simon Cowell is expected to contribute to the book and could even write the introduction.
A source close to the duo said: “Ashleigh and Pudsey are now millionaires thanks to this book deal and hopefully it is just the beginning.
“The book will be an autobiography, or an autobidography, as it is being dubbed.
Autobidography: wish we’d come up with that.
“It will be out in December for Christmas and will tell the story of how Pudsey became such an amazing performing dog.
“The pair also have a panto deal and are heading out to America this month for chat show appearances, including a slot on the hugely popular Jay Leno show that could make them global stars.”
Pudsey’s doing panto… Oh no he isn’t… Yeah. Seriously he is
Ashleigh and Pudsey will be performing in Dick Wittington at the New Victoria Theatre, in Woking, Surrey, which has also seen the likes of Minty from EastEnders, the little blonde guy from S Club 7 and Claire Sweeney tread their boards.
“We are so excited to be performing in our first pantomime. I can’t wait to take to the stage with Pudsey,” Ashleigh said.
“Drama and dance have been a big part of my life for many years and my gran has taken us to the pantomime every Christmas for as long as I can remember.
“Being part of this panto is a very exciting prospect.”
Let’s just hope it’s as thigh-slappingly good as when Phil Mitchell played Captain Hook last year…