The One Show presenter Alex Jones has been left devastated after receiving some sad news from her husband Charlie Thomson.
The 40-year-old television presenter shared with fans that she and her family had been left gutted over the death of their family pet hamster, Kiwi, on social media.
Alex, who has a nine-month-old son, Teddy, with husband Charlie, posted a heartbroken Instagram photo of their beloved Kiwi, revealing that she “burst out crying” on a train after Charlie broke the news to her over the phone.
She wrote, ‘RIP Our little kiwi. My husband just broke the news to me and I burst out crying on a train. It’s funny how this little hamster had such an effect on us and we’ll miss him so much 💔’
Fans of Alex were quick to rush on to social media to offer up their sincere condolences to the TV star.
One fan shared just how much they could empathise with her heartwrenching loss, writing, ‘Aww I cried my heart out too when our hamster died. He was 2 1/2 so a good age for a hamster, but it still left me traumatised ❤ xxx’
While another wrote, ‘Most of us know exactly how bad you feel. We never forget our special friends. Love to you.’
Another user also shared in Alex’s sentiments, admitting just how grief-stricken the loss of a pet can leave you. They wrote, ‘It’s always heartbreaking to lose a much loved pet. They become such a part of the family. I really feel for you and understand just how you feel. 😢😘’
The sad news comes after Alex posted the same picture of adorable Kiwi at Easter in 2016, wishing her followers a happy holiday on behalf of her pet hamster.
She announced the happy news on her Instagram at the end of the month, writing, ‘So happy to let you know that our beautiful baby son was born on Sunday morning weighing 7lbs11 and with a full head of dark hair. Charlie and I are head over heels in love.
‘A special thank you to the amazing midwives in the Queen Charlotte hospital for everything you did for us. We are so excited and grateful to be in the parent club.’