Ashleigh is keen to go it alone

Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler would be prepared to swap dancing partner Pudsey for Brendan Cole if she was signed up for Strictly Come Dancing.

The 17-year-old schoolgirl wants to display her own skills on the dancefloor after cross-breed pooch Pudsey stole the limelight during their Mission Impossible routine last month.

‘I’d love to do Strictly,’ says Ashleigh.

‘It would be nice to show people who I am.’

Luckily for fans of the duo, Ashleigh and Pudsey won’t be ending their partnership for good.

They’ve signed up to star in Woking’s Christmas pantomime production of Dick Whittington this winter.

‘We are so excited,’ Ashleigh tells the Daily Star.

‘My gran has taken us to panto every Christmas for as long as I can remember.’

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Anna Duff