Celebrity dog walker who appeared on The Apprentice found dead

Police discovered her body and are treating her death as unexplained

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The director of a celebrity dog walking business has been found dead by police.

Lucy Kennedy, 56, was discovered near her dog kennels on October 31.

She was the owner of Happy Dogs which trained, walked and groomed dogs in areas of London popular with celebrity residents, including Bayswater, Belgravia and Chelsea.

Her body was found an address in the village of Tetsworth near Thame, The Sun reported.

The trained animal psychologist had appeared on a number of TV shows including The Apprentice, The Wright Stuff and It’s Me Or The Dog.

Her death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious, Thames Valley Police have confirmed.

A former neighbour of Ms Kennedy, who lives in London’s Bayswater, said she was a “lovely woman” and described her as a “local celebrity”.

They told The Sun: “It has come as a real shock because she was still quite young.

“There are lots of different rumours flying round.

“We have been told that it could have been health problems.

“But others are saying it is something more sinister.

“She was a bit of a local celebrity round here. Everyone knew her.

“She was a lovely woman. It’s extremely sad.”

Thames Valley Police have confirmed the unexplained death, while the case was been passed onto the Oxfordshire coroner.

An inquest into her death was opened and adjourned earlier this month.

A full hearing is expected to take place in 2017.