Inside Gogglebox’s year from hell as three stars die and seven others quit before new series begins


EARLIER as we converse, Gogglebox star Paige Deville sensationally quit the current with an explosive rant on Twitter, accusing the Channel 4 hit of being “restrictive” and offering “zero after-care”.

It is just the latest troublesome second that the favored programme has wanted to endure in newest weeks, with three of its stars tragically passing away and 5 further quitting given that ultimate series.

Paige and her mum Sally won’t be returning to our screensCredit: Twitter/@@Paige_deville
The Michael family, who have been fan favourites since series one, also won't be returning after the tragic death of patriarch Andy
The Michael family, who’ve been fan favourites since series one, moreover won’t be returning after the tragic dying of patriarch AndyCredit: BBC – Check copyright

Despite the big extreme of profitable the National Television Award for Factual Entertainment Programme for the seventh year in a row earlier this month, Gogglebox has been blighted with tragedy.

In June, long-time star Pete McGarry handed away on the age of 71, with he and partner Linda delighting followers as soon as 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 current, Linda and Pete made occasional appearances in newest series – however it absolutely was confirmed this week that Linda just isn’t going to be collaborating as she continues to grieve her husband.

Last month, Mary Cook died on the age of 92 – prompting her most interesting good buddy Marina to step away from the current this series.

Shortly after Mary’s dying was revealed, it was sadly launched that Andy Michael had moreover handed away after a short illness on the age of 61.

He’d appeared on the current given that very first series alongside his partner Carolyne and their youngsters Alex and Louis, with their two completely different youngsters Katy and Pascal moreover making uncommon appearances by the years.

However, not one of many family could be returning this series.

In addition to the bereaved family and buddies, 24-year-old Paige, and her mum Sally – who she has appeared alongside since changing into a member of the current in 2015 – make seven Gogglebox favourites to be absent throughout the upcoming series, which might hit our screens tonight.

Taking to her Twitter net web page as we converse, the Brummie wrote: “I’ve made the selection to walk away from Gogglebox. It’s been an experience nevertheless one I can not proceed with ensuing from prolonged hours of filming, restrictiveness, administration of our actions and opinions & zero aftercare assist nevertheless hey who cares about ex stable, [they’re] NTA winners.”

Meanwhile, fellow sofa-dweller Julie Malone honoured the late Gogglebox favourites as she accepted a National Television Award on the current’s behalf earlier this month.

In a shifting tribute that had viewers in tears, she shared: “On behalf of the Gogglebox family, I’d similar to to say a big thanks for this award and on a sadder remember, I’d favor to dedicate it to the entire people we now have misplaced over the previous 18 months.

“Andy, Pete, Mary and everybody’s favourite grandma June who has been reunited with Leon.”

Original stable member June Bernicoff handed away in May 2020 – three years after her beloved husband Leon.

Pete tragically passed away in June, prompting Linda to step back from the show
Pete tragically handed away in June, prompting Linda to step once more from the currentCredit: PA
Marina also won't be returning after best friend Mary's sad death last month
Marina moreover won’t be returning after most interesting good buddy Mary’s sad dying ultimate monthCredit: Channel 4

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