Gogglebox pays tribute to cast members whove passed away in Celebrity special

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Gogglebox quickly became a favourite with Brits, who loved seeing families and friends react to the biggest telly of the week.

Fans have adored the cast members after seeing a glimpse into their family home and lives each week and grown to love the bigger-than-life personalities.

When a cast member passes away, followers are left devastated, and recently, Gogglebox stars Andy Michael and Mary Cook sadly died.

Channel 4 paid tribute to the beloved members in moving tributes following their Celebrity special episode.

The show dedicated its latest episode of Celebrity Gogglebox: Black to Front in the first programme following their NTA win on Friday night.

The show remembered Andy, 61, and Mary, 92, by sharing a photo of each of them with the caption "In loving memory".

Alongside the photographs were the year of their birth and death.

Andy, from the Michael family, had been a regular fixture on the series since it began, and sadly died in August following a short illness.

Mary appeared on the show alongside friend Martina Wingrove and passed away in hospital at the age of 92.

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At the time of her death, the broadcaster said: "We are extremely saddened to share that Gogglebox star Mary Cook passed away in hospital this weekend at the age of 92 with her family by her side.

"She will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew."

News of Andy's death came only days later, with the broadcaster releasing another statement.

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It said: "We are deeply saddened to share the passing of Gogglebox star Andy Michael at the age of 61 following a short illness.

"Andy passed away last weekend with his family by his side."

The Celebrity Special episode comes after the show picked up a gong for best factual at the National Television Awards on Thursday night.

Several cast members joined the stage to collect the accolade.

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Julie Malone also gave an emotional speech addressing their late cast members after the NTA win.

She said: "On behalf of all the Gogglebox families, I’d just like to say thank you for this award and, on a sadder note, I’d like to nominate it to all the people we’ve lost sadly over the past 18 months, two years.

"That’s Andy [Michael], Pete [McGarry], Mary [Cook], and everybody’s favourite grandma, June [Bernicoff], who’s now reunited with Leon. Thank you so much."

Pete died in June, aged 71, following a battle with cancer.

June passed away in May last year, just three years following the death of her beloved husband Leon.

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