Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh wins at Crufts with her new dog after death of Pudsey

Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler has won at Crufts without her famous co-star Pudsey.

With her new partner Sully, a Bordie Cordie cross like Pudsey, Ashleigh, 24, won the Crufts agility final.

Ashleigh and Pudsey were winners in the 2012 series of Britain’s Got Talent, seeing off competition from choir Only Boys Aloud and opera duo Jonathan and Charlotte.

Ashleigh Butler and her dog Sully have retained their crown in the agility category at Crufts

Ashleigh Butler and her dog Sully have retained their crown in the agility category at Crufts

Ashleigh Butler and her dog Sully have retained their crown in the agility category at Crufts

Dog trainer Ashleigh came to fame in 2012 when she won Britain's Got Talent with her talented Border Collie cross Pudsey

Dog trainer Ashleigh came to fame in 2012 when she won Britain's Got Talent with her talented Border Collie cross Pudsey

Dog trainer Ashleigh came to fame in 2012 when she won Britain’s Got Talent with her talented Border Collie cross Pudsey

The dancing pair enjoyed a successful career, performing at the Royal Variety Performance and appearing in several TV shows and plays.

Pudsey even had a spin-off film, Pudsey the Dog: The Movie, which made £2.6million at the box office.

But Ashleigh’s beloved companion died aged 11 from blood cancer in 2017.

She said on Instagram at the time: ‘My heart is broken, and I don’t know how I’m going to get through this. 

Ashleigh and  Sully recently competed on America's Got Talent: The Champions

Ashleigh and  Sully recently competed on America's Got Talent: The Champions

Ashleigh and  Sully recently competed on America’s Got Talent: The Champions

Ashleigh and Pudsey won the sixth series of Britain's Got Talent and went on to star together in a number of plays and TV shows before Pudsey died in 2017

Ashleigh and Pudsey won the sixth series of Britain's Got Talent and went on to star together in a number of plays and TV shows before Pudsey died in 2017

Ashleigh and Pudsey won the sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent and went on to star together in a number of plays and TV shows before Pudsey died in 2017

‘It hurts so much, that my handsome, incredible Pudsey Bear will never be by my side, where he belongs, again.’

Since then, Sully, six, has taken over as Ashleigh’s dance partner and the pair were victorious in their first Crufts outing last year.

And the duo have retained their crown this year with another perfect performance in Birmingham in the agility category.

Ashleigh and Sully recently competed on America’s Got Talent: The Champions.

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