BGT winner Ashleigh Butler ‘had fling with close pal’s boyfriend’

Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler ‘had fling with close pal’s world champion dog trainer boyfriend’

Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler has been hit by claims she enjoyed a fling with her friend’s boyfriend – who is a world champion dog trainer.

Ashleigh, 24 – who won the show in 2012 with dancing dog Pudsey- is said to have enjoyed a series of trysts with Anthony Clarke, 27 in the UK and abroad, reports The Sun. 

Anthony’s long-term partner Holly Farr, 39, who is a close friend of Ashleigh’s – is said to have confronted him about the alleged affair when she saw photos of the pair at a dog agility competition – leading him to confess.

Claim: Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler has been hit by claims she enjoyed a fling with her friend’s boyfriend – who is a world champion dog trainer (pictured with dog Sully in March 2019)

Alleged: Ashleigh, 24 – who won the show in 2012 with dancing dog Pudsey- is said to have enjoyed a series of trysts with Anthony Clarke (front left), 27 in the UK and abroad, reports The Sun (pictured last month)

Holly is said to have rumbled the alleged affair after talking to fellow dog trainers.

She is now said to have been dumped by Anthony who has reportedly moved out of their home. 

On Saturday, Ashleigh and Anthony were seen at a dog show near Leicester. 

A source told the website that Ashleigh had ‘broken the girl code’ and left Holly ‘devastated’ . It was also claimed the pair first became friends after being introduced by Anthony. 

BGT champ: Anthony’s long-term partner Holly Farr, 39, who is a close friend of Ashleigh’s – is said to have confronted him about the alleged affair when she saw photos of the pair at a dog agility competition – leading him to confess (pictured 2012 with Pudsey)

They said:  ‘Ashleigh was well aware she was stealing him from Holly. But in recent months they have been having a full-blown affair, carrying on together at shows.  

‘She broke the girl code, knowing full well he was with another woman — someone she was friends with. It is completely two-faced.’

Holly is said to have become suspicious about the pair when Anthony started spending more time working away.

Claim: A source told the website that Ashleigh had ‘broken the girl code’ and left Holly ‘devastated’ . It was also claimed the pair first became friends after being introduced by Anthony (pictured with Sully in 2019)

She is said to have finally rumbled the relationship when she saw Facebook photos of the pair at a show in the Netherlands in May – where Ashleigh and Anthony’s apparent closeness in every photo and ‘body language’ gave them away.  

The source said: ‘They should both have been honest with Holly from the start instead of messing about behind her back.’

They added that Anthony is remorseful for his alleged actions and knows he went about in the wrong way.

Holly runs the Gloucestershire branch of House of Mutt, which is a dog hotel.

On the website a description reads: ‘Holly runs the Gloucestershire branch of House of Mutt, beautiful stone house to lounge around with her two young sons (from a previous relationship), miniature dachshund Sambucca and Goose the whippet . . . oh and her partner Anthony, dog trainer to the stars and a former World Agility Champion.

Romance rumours: They said: ‘Ashleigh was well aware she was stealing him from Holly. But in recent months they have been having a full-blown affair, carrying on together at shows (pictured 2019)

MailOnline has contacted Ashleigh’s representatives for comment.     

Ashleigh has been competing with her dog Sully following the death of her other pooch Pudsey – with who she won Britain’s Got Talent – in 2017.  

Following Pudsey’s sad death in 2017, Ashleigh revealed that she was going to continue performing on stage and in competition with Sully.

She said: ‘Sully has been with me since he was a young puppy, he actually grew up with Pudsey. 

‘People had this idea I just went out and got another one. I’d already had Sully for about four years, he was in training so it was quite a natural step to us to bring Sully into that spotlight.   

‘It was like losing a family member, it was quite difficult but Sully was there and helped me through it, he knows he’s clever, I’m very lucky I’ve had two incredible dogs.’

Earlier this year Ashleigh teamed up with Sully for America’s Got Talent: The Champions, and the pooch expert said it was ‘the biggest thing’ the pooch had ever done.  

She added: ‘He just took it in his stride, ever since I lost Pudsey it’s like he knows he’s got to step up.’

Winner: Ashleigh is pictured with BGT champ dog Pudsey, who sadly died in 2017

 

 

 

 

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