'Location Location Location' presenter Phil Spencer suffered a double bereavement over the weekend as the sad news filtered through of his parents' death.

His friend and co-presenter Kirstie Allsopp broke the news on Saturday, revealing that Richard (89) and Anne (82) Spencer had died in a car accident the previous day.

Now Phil Spencer has paid tribute to both parents in a moving message on social media which explained what happened in the accident, which occurred on their farm in Kent.

"The car, going very slowly, toppled over a bridge on the farm drive, upside down into the river. There were no physical injuries and I very much doubt they would have even fought it - they would have held hands under the water and quietly slipped away."

He added that his parents' carer was in the back seat and was able to escape and raise the alarm, and that his brother - a farmer - was able to cut their seatbelts and pull them both from the car, but that it was unfortunately too late.

Spencer added: "Although desperately sad and shocked beyond all belief - all family are clear that if there can ever be such a thing as having a "good end" - this was it.

"It feels horrendous right now, but after almost 60 years of marriage - to die together on the farm they so loved will, I know, be a comfort in the future."

He said that his parents had been in "extremely good form" and had decided to go out for lunch, but "Mums Parkinson's and Dads Dementia had been worsening and the long term future was set to be a challenge. So much so that Mum said to me only a week ago that she had resigned to thinking "now it looks like we will probably go together". And so they did."

Read his full tribute below: