Charlotte Hawkins tried to keep her emotions at bay as she spoke about the death of her beloved family dog.
The Good Morning Britain host, whose personal dog Bailey died only days after being recorded for her new documentary Dangerous Dogs: What’s The Truth?, was obviously moved when co-star Adil Ray mentioned her loss and offered his sympathies.
‘Yeah, which is very sad. There she is, that was on our – sorry,’ she said as she started to cry as a photo was shown on screen. ‘That was our last day with her.’
The AGE-year-old presenter – who noted Bailey was ‘not a dangerous dog at all’ and was only included in the documentary to show Charlotte as a dog owner – thanked everyone for their support after the death earlier this month.
She added: ‘It’s hit me really hard actually. Thank you to everybody who sent me messages because I haven’t been able to talk about it, and… so much support from people.
‘I think for anyone who’s lost a pet, you know how much they mean to you. She was with us for 16 years, a beautiful gorgeous rescue dog, who we loved very dearly, and she was a massive part of our family.
‘As I said, I did this documentary – she’s not a dangerous dog at all, I should say. We filmed her for the tonight documentary about dangerous dogs, because I’m sort of saying I’m a dog owner.
‘It’s the last footage we have with her. It was really special, she did just a few days after that.’
Charlotte described introducing Bailey into her family when the pup was just four months old, and how her dog even helped “cure a lot of people of a fear of dogs.”
‘I got her at four months old, a little rescue puppy. She was just the sweetest, loveliest soul. She’s cured a lot of people of a fear of dogs, she was one in a million,’ she smiled.
‘It’s hit me really hard. I talk about it and I’m fine, and every now and again – I think it’s knowing you’re not going to have that little patter.’
Charlotte recently disclosed the terrible news on Instagram, accompanied a carousel of photographs of Bailey, and she stated that her house is “not the same without her.”
She wrote: ‘It’s taken a while for me to be able to post this as I can’t believe she’s gone. Our beautiful, gorgeous rescue dog Bailey has left us. She brought us so much joy over the last 16 years.
‘One of the family, who was much-loved by all who met her. She had such a lovely nature, and helped cure quite a few who had a fear of dogs. She was filmed recently for my @itvtonight documentary, then died just a few days afterwards so that’s the last footage I have of her.
‘She’ll be very much-missed. There’s now no patter of paws coming to greet me, no wagging tail at the door. It’s not the same without her 😔🐾’
Source My Celebrity Life.