David Bowie's son has helped re-home a dog with different coloured eyes named after the late music legend.

Duncan Jones, 45 - the son of the 'Starman' hitmaker and his ex-wife Angie - heard about the three-year-old lurcher cross, who has one blue and one brown eye like his famous father, who died from cancer in January 2016 at the age of 69, and immediately took to his Twitter in a bid to find the pooch a new owner.

He wrote: ''Hoping someone near that dog might be able to help him find a home. One of those weird ones that got to me. (sic)''

And after his plea, Doctor Nia Bowen, from Bridgend in South Wales, responded and became the pup called Bowie's new guardian.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, she said: ''We had recently lost our dogs so we weren't necessarily looking to get another one straight away.

''But when we saw Bowie's photo online calling for people to give him a home, we fell in love instantly.

''He is a brilliant, bouncy boy, with a real zest for life and we're so pleased to be able to give him a happy home.''

Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Bridgend, Angela Wetherall, is forever ''grateful'' to filmmaker Duncan for aiding the charity in finding Bowie a new home.

She added: ''We are so pleased that Bowie has found the forever home he deserves.

''He was quite the celebrity at the centre with staff and we're so pleased that the appeals to get him a home were seen and heard.

''We are very grateful for David Bowie's son for tweeting about this lovely dog. He's a little star and we know he'll be very happy with his new owners.''