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Pudsey - 2013 Vertigo Films production

Pudsey is delighted to announce that following in the footsteps of 'Lassie' he will film PUDSEY THE MOVIE with Vertigo Films and Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment to produce PUDSEY THE MOVIE.

With his long term friend Ashleigh - Ashleigh and Pudsey won BGT in 2012 with an astonishing audience of 14.5m watching their triumph and have since appeared on American TV show shows Jay Leno and America's Got Talent and in the UK inBBC 1's Christmas drama Mr Stink and That Dog Can Dance! This week Pudsey will perform Gangham Style at the National Television Awards this week.

Pudsey The movie, which is currently in development, is slated to shoot this Spring with a Christmas 2013 release, with Vertigo Distribution handling the theatrical release. Vertigo have had massive success with former BGT winners George Sampson and Diversity on the smash hit StreetDance 3D and last year The Sweeney starring Ray Winston.

Rupert Preston of Vertigo states "We're delighted to be developing this idea with Syco and we can't wait to bring Pudsey to the big screen, it will be great, feel-good, fun entertainment for all the family."

Mark Brittain, Global Commercial Director for Syco, adds: "This is a really exciting initiative for us - and we look forward to working with Vertigo as it develops."

Pudsey's manager Jonathan Shalit, of Roar Global, adds: "The British people love Pudsey. He has met the Queen and was invited to 10 Downing Street by the Prime Minister. This represents a hugely exciting next step."