Gogglebox's June Bernicoff 'quits' show following husband Leon's death
"It was a great adventure with a great finale."
Gogglebox fan favourite June Bernicoff has said she won't be returning to the show after the death of her husband, Leon.
The couple were one of the first members of the public who were cast in the series, and quickly became firm favourites among viewers.
Tragically, 83-year-old Leon passed away in December last year after a short illness.
The show won the Best Factual Entertainment award at the National Television Awards on Monday night, where the other Goggleboxers dedicated the victory to June and her late husband.
June revealed her decision to leave the show on social media, saying that it was "a great adventure with a great finale".
When she was asked if she would do Gogglebox with one of her daughters, June simply tweeted:
"It was a great adventure with a great finale with the NTA."
— LeonAndJune (@LeonAndJune) January 25, 2018
And while many fans were heartbroken, they were also quick to support June's decision.
One person wrote:
"That's a real shame...i know no-one could replace Leon but you both will be sadly missed."
"You have to do what's right for you June. Your memories with Leon will be with you forever and we have those from goggle box too. Thank you x"
Someone else tweeted:
"I'll miss you June but I understand it would be too hard without Leon, lots of love xxx"
Another fan said:
"You will be missed but it's totally understandable... he was such a great character on the show, will be missed by us all, take care of yourself x"