Saturday, 11 July, 2020

Gogglebox star June Bernicoff quits following husband Leon’s death!

Gogglebox’s June Bernicoff has quit the Channel 4 show following husband Leon’s death.

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Gogglebox star June Bernicoff has announced that she will not be returning to the show following the death of her husband Leon.

Leon, 83, died suddenly following a short illness on December 23 – June has revealed on Twitter that the National Television Awards tribute was a “great finale.”

Asked if she’ll be returning to Channel 4’s Gogglebox with one of her daughters instead, June tweeted, “It was a great adventure with a great finale with the NTA.”

Leon and June were regulars on the the show since it started in 2013.

Doctor Foster star Suranne Jones announced that Gogglebox had won Best Factual Entertainment Show for the fourth year running: “God bless you Leon. It’s Gogglebox.”

Sisters Ellie and Izzi Warner accepted the award at the NTAs and dedicated it to both Leon and June.

“It’s the fourth year in a row that we’ve won, so it’s just a real privilege. And we are here representing the whole of Gogglebox, the whole cast. Everybody puts so much hard work into it,” Izzi said.

Ellie added: “We’d like to just dedicate this award to Leon and June.”

The retired teacher and his wife June were one of the first couples to join Gogglebox back in 2013.

Leon met June in 1955 and they both married five years later.

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