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Sharon Osbourne, Bill Bailey and Ashleigh Butler to judge Take The Lead

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne, Bill Bailey and Ashleigh Butler are to judge Simon Cowell’s new dog based talent show, Take The Lead.

Yes, this is really happening.

Former X Factor judge Sharon, comic Bill and this year’s Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh will be on the panel of the new series.

The trio will judge talented dogs in a spin-off of Britain’s Got Talent.

Dancing On Ice host Christine Bleakley will front the show, which was originally due to be hosted by Britain’s Got Talent judge Ashleigh Dixon.

However it’s claimed that bosses weren’t too keen on there being that many similarities between the two shows.

A source told The Sun today: “Simon loves dogs and Pudsey proved that the public do too.

“Sharon and Bill will be great judges alongside Ashleigh.”

The show will air next year on ITV1.