I’M A Movie star’s Vernon Kay was left heartbroken when spouse Tess Daly ran over and killed the household’s pet canine.
Final yr The Solar solely revealed the Strictly host by accident killed Maltese Shih Tzu Minnie as she returned residence after builders left a door open and the pet escaped.
Vernon Kay was gutted final yr when spouse Tess by accident ran over the household petCredit score: Rex Options
Tess, 51, instructed us on the time: “I’m devastated by this horrible accident.”
She added: “It’s a canine proprietor’s worst nightmare.”
“It has had an enormous impact on the entire household and we’re heartbroken at dropping Minnie.
“This has, and continues to be, a really emotional time for us all.”
Heartbroken Tess Daly by accident ran over and killed the household canine final yrCredit score: Andrew Sims – The Instances
The Strictly star by accident drove over Maltese Shih Tzu Minnie as she returned residence
The accident occurred as Tess was returning to her £3.5million Buckinghamshire mansion in her Vary Rover
Tess was unaware Minnie had obtained out when builders left a door open and didn’t have time to reactCredit score: Instagram
The accident occurred three-years after the couple’s Labrador Sam died from lungworm.
Tess was returning to her £3.5million Buckinghamshire mansion in her Vary Rover when Minnie died.
She was unaware Minnie had obtained out and didn’t have time to react because the long-haired canine all of a sudden ran beneath her entrance wheels.
The accident devastated Tess’s husband Vernon and their two daughters Phoebe, 15, and Amber, 10.
It occurred days earlier than the household have been as a consequence of fly to the Maldives to rejoice Tess’s fiftieth birthday on April 27.
The tragic accident occurred days earlier than the household have been as a consequence of fly to the Maldives to rejoice Tess’s fiftieth birthday on April 27Credit score: Cowl Pictures
The household even have a five-year-old Chihuahua referred to as Blue.
Tess has taken over Vernon’s Instagram whereas he is within the I am A Celeb fortress, and has been conserving followers updated.
A supply stated: “Tess is totally past heartbroken.
“She and Vernon have drummed it into the women that they need to by no means, ever let the canines out and certain sufficient, the animals all the time stayed indoors.
“However they’ve had the builders in, finishing up varied bits of restore work within the courtyard. And one of many labourers foolishly left the entrance door open — and Minnie escaped.
“Tess had been out for the morning and as she drove again in and up the driveway she was too excessive up in her 4×4 to see Minnie all of a sudden bolt out.
“All of it occurred in a flash and there was completely nothing she might do. But it surely was sickening.
“Minnie was like one other youngster to Tess and Vernon and to lose a member of the household in such a tragic, hideous approach is understandably devastating.”
The household even have a five-year-old Chihuahua referred to as Blue – pictured right here with tragic Minnie
Minnie repeatedly featured within the couple’s Instagram posts.
It’s understood the tearful household held a memorial for the canine within the grounds of their landscaped gardens earlier than burying her.
The couple, who married in 2003, selected a home in Buckinghamshire due to its peaceable location.
In addition to their canines, who solely go outdoors for walks, the TV duo even have two one-year-old Shetland ponies, named Honey and Willow, who stay within the grounds.
The idyllic property additionally has a swimming pool, massive conservatory and a luxurious marble rest room. Tess has hosted BBC1’s hit dance competition since 2004 – firstly alongside the late Bruce Forsyth, and now Claudia Winkleman.
The accident has additionally devastated Tess’s husband, TV host Vernon KayCredit score: Rex Options