The sad news was confirmed by Gogglebox’s Executive Producer, Tania Alexander.
‘We are deeply saddened to announce that Gogglebox’s much-loved June Bernicoff passed away at the age of 82 on May 5 at home with her family by her side after a short illness. ‘As the first couple to be cast for Gogglebox back in 2013, June and her husband Leon were a huge part of the programme‘s success.
Their warmth, wit and contrasting personalities endeared them to the nation during the course of the first 10 series.’ Alongside the message, she tweeted: ‘Absolutely heartbroken to tell you that our beloved June Bernicoff passed away on Tuesday following a short illness – it was not related to Covid-19.’ ‘June & Leon were the #Gogglebox originals & a huge part of the show’s success. I adored them both. Big kiss June darling.’