Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly is devastated after she accidentally ran over her dog and killed it.

The accident happened last month, after builders left the door of her house open and Minnie, a Maltese Shih Tzu, took the opportunity to escape.

Daly said its "a dog owner's worst nightmare", the dog had run under the wheel of her car.

Speaking to the Sun on Sunday, she said: "I'm horrified and devastated by this terrible, tragic accident.
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." 

The accident - which has also devastated Daly's husband, TV host Vernon Kay, and their daughters, aged 14 and nine - happened days before the family were due to fly to the Maldives.