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Phil Spencer's mum predicted her and husband would 'probably go together' a week before crash

Phil Spencer's mum predicted her and husband would 'probably go together' a week before crash

Location, Location, Location star Phil Spencer’s parents were killed in a car crash on Friday

Phil Spencer's mum predicted that she and her husband would 'probably go together' a week before the couple died in a tragic car crash.

The presenter of Channel 4's Location, Location, Location is 'desperately sad' after the death of his parents Anne and Richard Spencer (also known as David) - both in their 80s - who died on their farm in Littlebourne, Kent, while on their way to lunch on Friday (18 August).

Spencer's co-star of more than 20 years, Kirstie Allsopp, was first to share the news via a heartbreaking tribute on social media on Saturday (19 August).

David and Anne Spencer died after their car landed in a river.
Instagram/@philspencertv

Allsopp, 51, shared a photo of the couple taken at their home in Kent, alongside the caption: "This lovely photograph, recently taken at their home in Kent, is of Anne & David Spencer, I am desperately sad to have to say that they were both killed yesterday in a car accident near their home.

"They were farmers, animal lovers & devoted parents to Robert, Caryn, Helen & Philip and adored their 8 Grandchildren, the only blessing is that they died together, so will never have to mourn the loss of each other.

"I suspect many of you may want to join me in sending so much love to Phil and all his family.

"Please keep them in your thoughts & prayers, Thank you."

Spencer, 53, also took to Instagram on Sunday (20 August), where he shared his mother's prediction that she and her husband would 'probably go together' a week before the tragic car accident.

Phil Spencer with his mother, Anne.
Instagram/@philspencertv

"Although they were both on extremely good form in the days before (hence the sudden idea to go out to lunch), Mums Parkinson's and Dads Dementia had been worsening and the long term future was set to be a challenge," he wrote.

"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."

Explaining what happened, Spencer said: "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.

"Their carer was in the car and managed to climb out of a back window so the alarm was raised quite quickly.

"As many farmers do - my brother had a penknife and so was able to cut the seat belts - he pulled them out of the river but they never regained consciousness."

Spencer wrote on Instagram that his mother had said that she and her husband would 'probably go together'.
Channel 4

The TV star 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.

"Mum Dad are together which is precisely where they would have wanted to be."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@philspencertv

Topics: TV and Film, Channel 4, Celebrity