Blackpool-born dog dancer Jules O’Dwyer bow-wowed the audiences of Britain’s Got Talent last night – to win a place in Sunday night’s live final.
Jules, born and brought up in Marton but now living in Belgium, was only seen securing her place in last night’s live semi-final on the last audition show, screened on Saturday.
With her four-legged friend Matisse she impressed judges with her dog catcher-themed audition.
And last night’s routine, involving a second border collie names Chase, with Jules playing the role of a toy-maker, dazzled the judging panel, with Simon Cowell saying it was “one of the best dog acts he had evere seen”.
And the viewing public agreed by voting it as the top performance of the night and handing it a place in the final showdown.
Mum Shirley said family and friends gathered for the ITV show last night.
“We said we would wait to see of she got through to the end before going to London,” she said.
“Jules had a really ‘wow’ act for the final, as you have to prepare for the final whatever.”
Jules started her dog dancing career with Blackpool’s Tower Dog Club.
She won the international ‘heel work to music – freestyle’ class at the world-famous Crufts dog show in 2013, and her success saw her invited on to Britain’s Got Talent.
Jules, who went to St George’s High School, trains guide dogs for a company in the Netherlands, and has previously been an animal trainer for TV and film work travelling all over the world for shoots.