Tess Daly ‘heartbroken’ after accidentally killing pet dog Minnie

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Tess Daly

by Daisy Jordan |
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Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly has lost her pet dog Minnie in a tragic accident, which has left her heartbroken. The popular presenter revealed the shock news, admitting she ran over and killed the Maltese Shih Tzu after builders left the door open and the pooch escaped.

The star revealed the horrible news to the Sun on Sunday, saying, “I’m devastated by this terrible accident. It’s a dog owner’s worst nightmare.”

Sadly it's not just Tess who has to bear the brunt of what happened, as she said, “It has had a huge effect on the whole family and we are heartbroken at losing Minnie.

“This has, and continues to be, a very emotional time for us all."

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The tragic accident happened when Tess arrived home to her home in Buckinghamshire in her Range Rover.

Tess was blissfully unaware that the pet pooch had escaped the house after builders left the door open, and was unable to react quick enough when the dog ran under her front wheels.

The tragic accident happened last month, days before the family were set to go on holiday to the Maldives for Tess' 50th birthday party.

But rather than postpone the trip, Tess and her husband Vernon Kay decided to go ahead with the trip in a bid to cheer up their devastated daughters, 14-year-old Phoebe and nine-year-old Amber.

The couple are also parents to adorable Chihuahua Blue, who was thankfully safe.

We're so sorry for your loss, Tess!

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