CELEBRITIES from soap stars to international best selling authors are helping to join the hunt for a beloved pooch.

A frontline A&E doctor is devastated after his beloved cockapoo disappeared more than ten weeks ago.

Husband and wife Dr Zeki Atesli and Siobhan Dodd, from Rottingdean, are heartbroken after five-year-old Bertie, who was “the centre of their life”, went missing on April 22.

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To help the much-loved pooch return to his family, TV stars, Brighton and Hove Albion and even Primal Scream singer Simone Marie are helping out by sharing the campaign on Twitter – sometimes with a message.

The list of celebrities includes Peter James, author of the Roy Grace series of novels, ex-Countdown star Carol Vorderman and GMB presenter Susanna Reid.

Heartbroken owner Siobhan says her spirits have been lifted by the overwhelming support.

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She said: “It is just amazing to think that these people are stopping what they are doing to help us out.

“It is so helpful and shows that there is a lot of love out there.”

In May, The Argus reported how Dr Zeki Atesli, an A&E consultant at Eastbourne General Hospital, was returning after shifts to go out looking for his beloved cockapoo.

“We’ve hardly slept or hardly eat, everything we’re doing is about Bertie,” Mrs Dodd said.

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“It’s the worst kind of heartache.”

However, the husband and wife have received immense support from the community and high-profile names.

Although soap rivals, stars from EastEnders and Coronation Street have taken turns to spread the message.

They include EastEnders’ Scott Maslen, the father of Roxy and Ronnie Michell’s babies, Michelle Collins, who played Cindy Beale – the wife of Ian Beale, and Andrew Lynford, who played Simon Raymond from 1996 to 1999.

Coronation Street stars Amanda Barrie, who played Alma Halliwell, Kym Marsh, who played Michelle Connor and Andy Whyment, who played Kirk Sutherland have also lent their support.

Well-known faces from Channel 4’s Gogglebox have joined in the appeal, including The Siddiqui family, the Malone family and Lee and Jenny. Other stars include Zoe Ball, magician Dynamo and TV presenter Rachel Riley.

Bertie, who is beige and not wearing a collar, was last seen in Telscombe Village on April 22 at about 3pm. He had been staying at a family friend’s house in Peacehaven when he ran out of the door after it was opened for a postman.

Bertie is cautious around people. Those who think they might have spotted him should call 07915 063 272 or 07988 287 891. Do not call out his name or approach him.

Mrs Dodd said: “We are just living and getting used to feeling sad.

“Unless you have been through it, i is difficult to understand – looking for Bertie is a full-time job.”

Mrs Dodd asks that should anyone see Bertie, the best thing to do would be to take a picture.

She adds that his hair may be longer and he could be dirty as he may have spent time outside.