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Last Updated: Tuesday April 05 2011 14:39 GMT

Blue Peter dog Lucy dies, age 13

Blue Peter dog Lucy

Blue Peter dog Lucy has died from cancer, aged 13.

The golden retriever was the seventh Blue Peter dog and had appeared beside 12 presenters across hundreds of shows.

A special part of Monday's show was dedicated to Lucy, with pictures of her through the years. She especially loved a yellow squeaky ball.

Lucy had appeared alongside boy band The Wanted, dressed up as a police officer, and had met famous people including the Queen and JK Rowling.

Presenter Helen Skelton said: "When you join Blue Peter you join a family and Lucy was a loyal and loving member of that family unit.

"I know the viewers will miss her as much as we already do."