PICTURES: Meet the canines competing in That Dog Can Dance!

That Dog Can Dance 2012 - Bill Bailey, Teddi and Bule

Simon Cowell's latest reality TV venture 'That Dog Can Dance' hits our screens tonight, featuring five canine acts hoping to win the chance to perform at Crufts next year!

Hosted by Christine Bleakley, the one-off Christmas special was filmed last month on the actual X Factor set (although they did dress it up slightly by, er, laying a blue carpet).

Of course, no talent show would be complete without some judges, and the responsibilities lie with Britain's Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler and her superstar pet Pudsey, panellist extraordinaire Sharon Osbourne, and dog-loving comedian Bill Bailey.

As well as the Crufts slot, the winners will bag a generous supply of treats and a holiday.

That Dog Can Dance airs on Boxing Day at 8.00pm on ITV1 - below you can browse pictures of the hopefuls, and find out a little bit more about them...

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