Gogglebox's June pays emotional tribute to husband Leon
June Bernicoff has paid an emotional tribute to her late husband Leon who passed away yesterday.
The couple, who were one of the first to be cast on Channel 4's Gogglebox, had been together for over 60 years.
Leon passed away yesterday at the age of 83.
Following this, tributes soon began pouring in from fans, friends, and fellow cast members of the show.
Late last night, June took to her's and Leon's joint Twitter account to share her own message about her husband and to thank others for their kind words.
"Thank you Folks for all your wonderful messages.
"Leon would have loved reading them & hearing how much he was loved. Goodnight & God Bless!"
Thankyou Folks for all your wonderful messages. Leon would have loved reading them & hearing how much he was loved. Goodnight & God Bless!
— LeonAndJune (@LeonAndJune) December 23, 2017
Leon and June met in 1955 at a dance at a teacher training college.
They got married in 1960 and had two daughters.
Other Gogglebox stars have also taken to social media to share their condolences.
Scarlett Moffat said on Twitter:
"Words can’t explain what you meant to so many people. From your words of encouragement to me to the little DMs.
"Leon you were loved by so many. Sending my love to you and all of your family."
Words can’t explain what you meant to so many people. From your words of encouragement to me to the little DMs. Leon you were loved by so many. Sending my love to you and all of your family .@LeonAndJune ❤️❤️
— Scarlett Moffatt (@ScarlettMoffatt) December 23, 2017
Channel 4 also released a statement following Leon's death, saying that he and June were one of the "much-loved voices" during the show's ten series.
"Leon's unique personality and sharp wit endeared him to fans of the show, as he contributed fully to Gogglebox's reputation as a programme full of warm humour and unvarnished opinion.
"To those of us that knew him personally, Leon was a man of unwavering principles who exerted a distinct paternal presence both on and off screen.
"He will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family; cast and crew."