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Rip Leon from Gogglebox


Viewers favourite and original cast member of gogglebox Leon Bernicoff has died aged 83. The husband of June sat alongside his wife since the beggging of the award winning tv show Gogglebox. With his witty one liners and cheeky sense of humor he made millions of people laugh across the UK. 

The Everton football fan, retired teacher and Labour supporter was a tv hit on the show. his loving relationship with June could be seen every week as the couple sat down to view the weeks programs. He met June in 1955 and they married 5 years later. Leon and June have both respectively graced our television screens for the past ten series and they were originally cast in 2013. 


 "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."


Some of Leon’s funniest moments included his political rant against both David Cameron and Theresa May, getting to grips with using Skype and recording a voicemail message on his phone.  

He was also partial to shedding a tear during emotional programs.  

Tonight thousands of messages have been pouring into June’s twitter feed and Leon is trending on Twitter as the Uks highest search engine query  , rip Leon. #RIPLEON thanks for laughs. 






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