Britain’s Got Talent: Ashleigh and Pudsey are millionaires thanks to panto stint and book deal!
Ashleigh and Pudsey have reportedly been raking in the cash since they won Britain’s Got Talent in May of this year, with the 17 year old dog trainer and her pet pooch already receiving more that £1 million in advances.
The talented pair will star in panto this Christmas and have reportedly attracted a £150,000 fee, while a new book deal with Little, Brown is thought to be worth £350,000.
The pair also took home the £500,000 prize money when they won the ITV talent series in May.
A source told the Daily Mirror: ‘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. 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.’
In order to boost sales of the book, insiders have claimed that the foreword will be penned by TV boss Simon Cowell, who fell in love with Pudsey when he and his young owner won the series recently.
The duo have been busy since BGT ended, performing last month at Epsom Downs Racecourse in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations and a few weeks later Ashleigh and Pudsey began fronting a PETA campaign calling for a ban on animal cruelty in circuses.
Of course as well as their prize money, Ashleigh and Pudsey also won a spot on the 84th Royal Variety Performance and will take to the stage in December 2012 in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II.