That Dog Can Dance

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That Dog Can Dance
That Dog Can Dance ITV.jpg
Created by Simon Cowell
Written by Richard Easter
Paul Powell
Directed by Tony Baker
Presented by Christine Bleakley
Starring Ashleigh and Pudsey
Judges Ashleigh Butler
Sharon Osbourne
Bill Bailey
Composer(s) Dobs Vye
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 1
Executive producer(s) Nigel Hall
Michael Jochnowitz
Richard Holloway
Producer(s) Luke Dolane
Location(s) The Fountain Studios
Running time 60 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s) Thames and Syco
Distributor FremantleMedia
Original network ITV, STV, UTV
Picture format 16:9 (HDTV)
First shown in December 2012 (2012-12)

That Dog Can Dance is a one-off ITV entertainment special that aired on 26 December 2012 and was hosted by Christine Bleakley. The show was originally to be hosted by Alesha Dixon, however the show's producers thought that filming may clash with Britain's Got Talent.[1][2][3][4] It was confirmed in November 2012, that Ashleigh Butler, Sharon Osbourne and Bill Bailey would be the judges on the panel with Ashleigh and Pudsey performing in the studio.[5][6][7][8][9][10]


The format was similar to The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent as the show saw members of the public and their dogs perform routines for the judges and the live audience.[11] The winning pair won a dog-friendly holiday, a supply of treats and a chance to perform at Crufts in 2013.[12]