Britain's Got Talent champion Pudsey has apparently been living like a champion, and put on weight since his brilliant victory in last Saturday's final.
The celebrated hound has allegedly been given many more treats than usual due to his win with owner Ashleigh, and due to a well earned break from working hard at his training routines has ballooned to a size much larger than before his brush with fame.
A source told The Sun: "Since winning the show Pudsey has been treated like a king and been showered with treats."
They added that the demands of being a celebrity pooch were compounding his weight issues, saying: "He was at a photoshoot yesterday and each time he did a pose he was rewarded with a cheese ball. It all adds up and it has got to the point that Ashleigh is finding it difficult to carry him because he's so heavy."
The pair recently met Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on Alan Carr's show Chatty Man, something they'll have to get used to if Ashleigh achieves her dream of taking Pudsey to Hollywood. As the insider said: "This is just a taste of what Ashleigh and Pudsey can expect when they head to LA."
During an interview with Entertainmentwise Ashleigh admitted that the actor she'd most like to see Pudsey work with was 'Twilight's' Robert Pattinson.
Simon Cowell is apparently so smitten with Pudsey's canine charms that he wants to personally fly the dog and owner out to LA to embark upon a film career. Back at home the pair are also tipped to appear on this year's Big Brother as part of a task.
Check out our interview with Ashleigh and Pudsey here.
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