Former BGT star passes away aged 45 after cancer battle

Tina Humphrey was known for her act with adorable dancing dog Chandi

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Britain’s Got Talent star Tina Humphrey has sadly passed away after battling cancer.

The 45-year-old appeared on the series in 2010 with her beloved border collie Chandi.

Her dog was famous for being able to dance and won the hearts of the nation, with the duo eventually coming in fourth place.

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Tina was a music teacher who loved her dog unconditionally.

She passed away on 12 May after a fight with metastasised melanoma, a very aggressive cancer, which she battled for a year.

Tina’s husband confirmed the sad news to the Shropshire Star: “I am devastated that she is gone, but I’m happy that she is no longer suffering and is at peace.

“I miss her so much and find it hard to believe that the shattered pieces of my heart will ever begin to heal, but I know they will because she lives on in me and always will.

“I love her so much. She was, and is, my person.”

Tina stunned the judges back in 2010 with her amazing audition.

Louis Walsh, Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan gave them a standing ovation while the crowd clapped and cheered.

She adopted little Chandi as a puppy in 1998, and Piers said the pooch was the most talented dog he had ever seen on the show.

Amanda Holden said: “It’s so lovely to see your relationship and how she so wants to please you.”

Sadly, Chandi passed away in 2013, after numerous excursions to Crufts, and TV appearances on Blue Peter, Richard and Judy and Graham Norton’s When Will I Be Famous.

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Tina had adopted another dog called Grace, who she had also started training.

Knowing she was going to pass away, Tina asked that instead of people giving flowers, that they make donations to Hillbrae Rescue Kennels, where she adopted Chandi.

Her funeral was held with family and friends at Shrewsbury Crematorium on Monday.

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