Alex Jones, 43, reached out to fellow BBC presenter Monty Don online today after hearing his very sad news.
The One Show host told her 237,900 Twitter followers she was “so sorry” to learn of the death of his beloved dog Nigel.
Earlier today, the Gardener’s World star took to Twitter to announce his Golden Retriever, who often appeared on his show, had tragically died.
Alex retweeted Monty’s Twitter post which announced the sad news and included a picture of Nigel.
In a heartfelt tribute, he told his 153,000 Twitter followers that his much-loved pooch was now buried in the garden with “lots of tennis balls”.
Monty said: “I am very sorry to announce that Nigel has died.”
The 64-year-old TV star continued: “He slipped quietly away with no pain or suffering and is now buried in the garden with lots of tennis balls.”
“Rest now old friend. See you in the sweet bye and bye,” the emotional presenter added.
Twitter users headed straight to the comments section with messages of condolence.
One user said: “Monty, I was one of Nigel’s besotted viewers. “Everyone will miss him, he was such a character, sending love to you and your family, hug Nell tight tonight.”
Another added: “Deeply sorry for your loss. He has left his paw prints on so many hearts forever – and a space that none other can fill. RIP Nigel – a truly majestic dog.”