‘I’m Not Crying, You Are!’: Gogglebox Fans Cry As 10 Year Anniversary Special Pays Tribute To Late June And Leon Bernicoff With Iconic Scenes
Gogglebox viewers were left in tears on Saturday night as the 10th anniversary special paid tribute to cast members who have sadly passed away.
The Channel 4 reality show celebrated its 10th anniversary on the air with a compilation episode reminiscing about the current and original cast members.
And viewers said they were tearful as tributes were paid to stars who have died in recent years, including June and Leon Bernicoff, Mary Cook and actress Caroline Aherne.
June and Leon, who were among the show’s original cast members, were remembered in the special as a series of their most iconic scenes aired.
June left the show in 2018 following the death of her husband in December 2017, and the retired teacher sadly passed away after a brief illness in May 2020.
Emotional: Gogglebox viewers were in tears on Saturday night as the 10-year anniversary special paid tribute to cast members who have sadly passed away.
At the beginning of the show, the voice of the original Gogglebox narrator Caroline was also used, leaving viewers very excited.
Royle Family star Caroline died at the age of 52 in July 2016 following a two-year battle with lung cancer.
Mary Cook, who died at the age of 92 in August 2021, was famous for her one-liners on the show and was also remembered in the special.
Viewers were quick to take to Twitter to share their emotional reactions to the show, saying it was “wonderful” to see the deceased members of the Gogglebox family remembered.
One person wrote: “So many wonderful people at Gogglebox who are no longer with us or have left.”
Another commented, “Hearing Caroline Aherne and seeing Leon made me cry,” while a third said, “I’m not crying, you’re crying!”
A fourth wrote: ‘Oh June and Leon (heartbroken emoji)’ and a fifth tweeted: ‘I miss so many of these families! Especially Leon and June.
Paying tribute to Caroline, one said: “The 10-year Gogglebox thing with Caroline Aherne was nice.”
Loss: Mary Cook (left), who died at the age of 92 in August 2021, was also included in the clips. She appeared on Gogglebox alongside Marine Wingrove.
Tears: Viewers said they were left in tears as tributes were paid to stars who have died in recent years, including June and Leon Bernicoff, Mary Cook and actress Caroline Aherne.
Another wrote: “Wow listening to Gogglebox with Caroline Aherne was so nostalgic,” and a third wrote: “Lovely listening to Caroline Aherne.”
Remembering Mary, one fan also wrote: ‘And lovely Mary too. I hope Marina is okay.
While another viewer said: “Mary and Marina were friendship targets.”
Gogglebox has celebrated its 10th anniversary after its first episode hit screens on March 7, 2013.
The fan-favorite series, which sees people’s reactions while watching TV shows, is currently airing its 21st series.