Joan Collins among the evacuated as tourists flee southern France and Corsica after devastating fires rage

Hollywood legend Joan Collins was among those evacuated from villas in the south of France as devastating fires ravage the area, the actress has revealed.

Joan Collins at her villa in St Tropez - 2013

The former Dynasty star was evacuated from her six-bedroom villa overlooking Saint-Tropez with husband Percy Gibson and guests.

The actress tweeted : “Luckily we were able to evacuate last night, not easy with 11 people in the house! We are all ok.”SoFFires

She later thanked her fans for their concerns and claimed the fire was started by a BBQ.

She wrote: “Thanks everybody for good wishes about our safety in fire, all seems ok although fire still burning started by BBQ.

The veteran actress and writer bought the property 25 years ago and spends every summer there with Percy, 52, entertaining guests.

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Britain’s Got Talent star Pudsey the dog is put down as owner Ashleigh Butler’s family reveals he had terminal blood cancer

Britain’s Got Talent dog Pudsey has died aged 11, his owner revealed today.
Ashleigh Butler, who won the ITV talent show with the dog in 2012, said that she was ‘heartbroken’ at her pet’s passing.Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey

Pudsey was put down after suffering from acute leukaemia and was looking into her eyes as he died at a vet’s practice, Miss Butler’s family said.
She wrote on Instagram today: ‘I can’t honestly believe I am writing these words. My handsome man has gone, and I don’t know what to do without him.  ‘My heart is broken, and I don’t know how I’m going to get through this. It hurts so much, that my handsome, incredible Pudsey Bear will never be by my side, where he belongs, again.
Pudsey competed in his last Crufts competition in March, and Ashleigh got teary eyed as her dog, full name Pudsey Bear, completed his final run.

Ashleigh Butler and Pudsey

They became household names in 2012 after winning Britain’s Got Talent.

Ashleigh was just 17 when she secured a spot at the Royal Variety Performance and a £500,000 after the duo impressed judges with their dance routine.