GOGGLEBOX have confirmed that FIVE stars have left the show ahead of tonight’s new series after being affected by tragic deaths.
The hit Channel 4 programme has sadly misplaced three of its beloved stars in current months, and their members of the family is not going to be returning to the show.
Executive producer Victoria Ray outlined: “We have had individuals from the show go away lately.
“We lost Mary and Andy, and a little while ago we lost Pete. Their loved ones won’t be taking part in the show for the moment. Understandably, they want their privacy.”
She added to Daily Star that all of the stars have the choice to return to Gogglebox in the future in the event that they need to.
In June, Pete McGarry handed away at the age of 71, with he and accomplice Linda delighting followers after they appeared on the sofas alongside their son George Gilbey – who went on to star in Celebrity Big Brother.
While George had long-quit the show, Linda and Pete made occasional appearances in current series – however Linda is not going to be collaborating as she continues to grieve her husband.
Mary Cook died final month at the age of 92, and her greatest pal Marina has stepped away from the show after they gained over followers with their endearing relationship.
Shortly after Mary’s dying was revealed, it was sadly launched that Andy Michael had furthermore handed away after a fast sickness at the age of 61.
He’d appeared on the show since the very first series alongside his accomplice Carolyne and their youngsters Alex and Louis, with their two fully totally different youngsters Katy and Pascal furthermore making unusual appearances over the years.
However, none of the household could also be returning this series.
Co-star Julie Malone honoured the late Gogglebox favourites as she accepted a National Television Award on the show’s behalf earlier this month.
In a shifting tribute that had viewers in tears, she shared: “On behalf of the Gogglebox household, I’d equal to to say an infinite thanks for this award and on a sadder phrase, I’d select to dedicate it to all the individuals we have misplaced over the final 18 months.
“Andy, Pete, Mary and everybody’s favourite grandma June who has been reunited with Leon.”
Original forged member June Bernicoff handed away in May 2020 – three years after her beloved husband Leon.
Yesterday, Marina broke her silence on her greatest pal Mary’s dying after beforehand being left “too upset to talk”.
She shared shifting tribute to her co-star, who she’d lived subsequent door to in a retirement residence for over 10 years.
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