Jonathan Wilkes says he has been battling through “the worst week of my life.”

Jonathan Wilkes and his wife Nikki

Jonathan Wilkes and his wife Nikki

The TV presenter and panto star made the shock announcement on Twitter that he and his wife, Nikki Wheeler, have lost their baby.

Posting on Twitter about the sad news of their miscarriage, Nonathan said:

“It’s with great sadness that I have to tell you are heartbreaking news, that unfortunately me and Nikki have lost our baby xxx.

“I can safely say this has been the worst week of my life. !! We will stay strong .. Thanks for all your best wishes xxx.” It is not known how far along in her pregnancy Nikki was.

Jonathan and Nikki have a son, eight year-old Mickey and their anguishing heartbreak comes just several weeks since Jonathan’s friend Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda celebrated the birth of their second child.

Jonathan and Nikki, who married in 2004, have been inundated with supportive messages on Twitter. One fan said: “so sorry to hear this! Sending lots of love and strength to you and your family at this very sad time xxx” while another supportive tweet read:

“oh my darlings i am so so sorry my thoughts are with you both big hugs x”