Simon Cowell is set to launch a new dog talent show according to reports.

Take The Lead will apparently form part of ITV’s Christmas schedule and will see celebrities and their pets perform stunts and routines in front of a love studio audience.

Winners of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent, Ashleigh and Pudsey will appear as judges while Alesha Dixon will host the show.

It is not yet known is Simon Cowell will be joining the judging panel.

A friend of Cowell's told The Sun: "Simon is very excited about this show. It's no secret that he loves dogs."