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Gogglebox dog dies leaving Malone family 'heartbroken'

Shaun and Julie Malone Image copyright Channel 4

The Malone family from Gogglebox says their "hearts are broken" after one of their pet dogs died.

One of the sons Shaun, 22 - announced on Instagram - that their beloved Frank had to be put down at eleven years of age.

He's posted a photo of him lying on their well-known sofa in Manchester with Frank lying on his stomach.

Shaun wrote that it was the "best thing to do for him" adding, "R.I.P frankie."

Viewers are used to watching the Malones in their living room surrounded by their dogs.

They're often on their laps, licking dad Tom Snr's face or trying to steal treats from the table.

Shaun also sent his thanks to the RSPCA, who looked after Frank before he was taken in by the Malones.

He wrote: "11 years ago my family got a dog frank from you and unfortunately he has had to be put to sleep today. Thank you for letting us have him."

They sent their condolences in return and posted: 'It's sad to hear this Shaun but we're very glad that Frank was given a second chance and lived a happy life with you.

The family have also responded on their group Twitter account saying Frank will "never be forgotten."

Frank was often seen lying half asleep on Shaun's lap as they caught up on the TV of the week.

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