TV's dancing dog Gin wows crowds in Northampton

Gin the dancing dog, who found fame on Britain's Got Talent, wowed crowds in Northampton at the weekend.

The border collie and her owner Kate Nicholas, aged 17, visited Pets At Home at the Riverside Retail Park on Saturday, to sign copies of their book Kate and Gin and pose for pictures with starstruck fans.

The duo won the hearts of animal lovers across the nation after making it through to the finals of Britain's Got Talent earlier this year.

Kate said: "The book is about me and Gin growing up together and how to train dogs like I've trained Gin. It explains how to create a special bond with a dog.

"Teaching Gin to dance was really fun and we both enjoy doing it, so to have everyone else enjoy it too is a bonus.

"I never thought we'd get so far and go around the country like this. Reaching the finals was amazing and Gin has loved the whole experience."

Kate, who was nine years old when she got Gin as a puppy, now plans to set up a dog training school and train up her new dog, Ice.

Ten-year-old Laura Richardson, of Goldings, Northampton, was at the front of the queue to meet the duo. She said: "When I found out they were coming I was really excited. I really wanted them to win Britain's Got Talent.

"I just think it's amazing that Gin can perform like that. I'm looking forward to reading the book.

"I think it was sad they didn't win the competition. I was really angry. I used all my credit voting for them."

Joel Collict, a sales assistant at Pets At Home, said the store was really excited when they found out Kate and Gin would be visiting.

He said: "We thought it would be really good to have them here. It was hard not to be a fan of theirs - when Gin danced she looked so happy.

"It's nice for all the kids who are here, everyone's been asking about it and a lot of people got here early."