June Bernicoff, one of the stars of Channel 4's 'Gogglebox', has passed away at the age of 82 following a short illness.
A tribute to her passing was played out on last night's episode of 'Gogglebox', which occurred earlier this week. June and Leon Bernicoff were among the first participants in the show, beginning back in 2013, and went through the show until Leon's passing in 2017.
After his passing, June Bernicoff left the show's panel altogether, calling it "a great adventure." A statement from the show's production team on June's passing called her a "remarkably independent, principled woman with a vivacious sense of humour and a huge passion for life."
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 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/3yi3qdohiQ
— Tania Alexander 🇺🇦 (@Tanialalexander) May 8, 2020
"Despite her departure from the show in 2017, she remained a passionate supporter of the programme, watching it every week, and she was in regular contact with the production team. Our thoughts are with June’s family – Helen and Ian, Julie and Marc, and her beloved grandchildren Frances, Sam and Faye."