EARLIER as we speak, Gogglebox star Paige Deville sensationally quit the present with an explosive rant on Twitter, accusing the Channel 4 hit of being “restrictive” and providing “zero after-care”.
It is simply the newest troublesome second that the favored programme has needed to endure in latest weeks, with three of its stars tragically passing away and 5 extra quitting for the reason that final series.
Despite the large excessive of successful 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 spouse Linda delighting followers once 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 present, Linda and Pete made occasional appearances in latest series – but it surely was confirmed this week that Linda is not going to be participating as she continues to grieve her husband.
Last month, Mary Cook died on the age of 92 – prompting her finest good friend Marina to step away from the present this series.
Shortly after Mary’s dying was revealed, it was sadly introduced that Andy Michael had additionally handed away after a brief sickness on the age of 61.
He’d appeared on the present for the reason that very first series alongside his spouse Carolyne and their kids Alex and Louis, with their two different kids Katy and Pascal additionally making rare appearances through the years.
However, not one of the household can be returning this series.
In addition to the bereaved household and buddies, 24-year-old Paige, and her mum Sally – who she has appeared alongside since becoming a member of the present in 2015 – make seven Gogglebox favourites to be absent within the upcoming series, which can hit our screens tonight.
Taking to her Twitter web page as we speak, the Brummie wrote: “I’ve made the choice to stroll away from Gogglebox. It’s been an expertise however one I can’t proceed with resulting from lengthy hours of filming, restrictiveness, management of our actions and opinions & zero aftercare help however hey who cares about ex solid, [they’re] NTA winners.”
Meanwhile, fellow sofa-dweller Julie Malone honoured the late Gogglebox favourites as she accepted a National Television Award on the present’s behalf earlier this month.
In a shifting tribute that had viewers in tears, she shared: “On behalf of the Gogglebox household, I’d identical to to say a large thanks for this award and on a sadder be aware, I’d prefer to dedicate it to all of the individuals we have misplaced over the past 18 months.
“Andy, Pete, Mary and everybody’s favourite grandma June who has been reunited with Leon.”
Original solid member June Bernicoff handed away in May 2020 – three years after her beloved husband Leon.
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