Martin Roberts 'heartbroken' as he announces pet dog's death

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Martin Roberts attending the TV Choice Awards held at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London. (Photo by Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)
Martin Roberts' dog Mylo has died. (PA Images via Getty Images)

Homes Under the Hammer star Martin Roberts has shared his grief after the death of his golden retriever, Mylo.

The television host said he was "heartbroken" following the passing of his pet, who was put down after experiencing multiple strokes.

Posting to Twitter on Wednesday, he shared: "Such an unbearably sad day. Mylo, my 14 year old Golden Retriever has recently suffered two strokes, and on the advice of the vet he’s just been put to sleep.

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"If you’ve ever lost a pet you’ll know how I feel right now. Heartbroken. Rest in peace my faithful friend."

In a follow-up message the following day, the presenter thanked fans for offering him words of support.

"Thank You to everyone who has sent me a message about Mylo.

"There are so many I haven’t been able to respond individually to all, but I read every single one of them and I have been overwhelmed by your kindness, love, support and understanding. It has meant the world to me."

Another celebrity who recently received an outpouring of heartfelt messages after the death of a pet was Monty Don, whose dog Nigel died back in May.

The pooch had made appearances in BBC Two's Gardeners' World alongside Don and fans were quick to offer their condolences.

Last week saw Don share a warning to dog owners after another of his pets, Nellie, suffered a horrifying injury during a game of fetch.

He wrote on Twitter: “Last night Nellie had a very near miss. Chasing a stick, she impaled herself on it and speared her throat, missing two arteries by millimetres.

“Thanks to our brilliant vet, working at night, she is fine - if very sorry for herself. So please DON’T THROW STICKS FOR DOGS.”

Nellie did go on to make a full recovery after the incident.

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