TESS Daly put on a brave face as she was seen for the first time today since accidentally killing her pet dog Minnie.
The 49-year-old was left devastated last month when she accidentally drove over her Maltese Shih Tzu called Minnie as she returned home after builders left a door open and the pet escaped.
Today the Strictly host put the heartbreak behind her as she stepped out in London, looking glamorous in a red shirt and large shades, while flashing a big smile.
Last week Tess opened up about the horrifying incident, telling The Sun on Sunday: “I’m devastated by this terrible accident.”
She added: “It’s a dog owner’s worst nightmare.”
“It has had a huge effect on the whole family and we are heartbroken at losing Minnie.
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“This has, and continues to be, a very emotional time for us all.”
The accident happened as Tess was returning to her £3.5million Buckinghamshire mansion in her Range Rover.
She was unaware Minnie had got out and did not have time to react as the long-haired dog suddenly ran under her front wheels.
The accident has also devastated Tess’s husband, TV host Vernon Kay, and their two daughters Phoebe, 14, and Amber, nine.
The family also have a four-year-old Chihuahua called Blue and two one-year-old Shetland ponies, named Honey and Willow, who live in the grounds.
It is understood the tearful family held a memorial for the dog in the grounds of their landscaped gardens before burying her.
The heartbroken family also have a dog called Blue – pictured here with Minnie[/caption]
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