Gogglebox pays tribute to June Bernicoff after she dies aged 82

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Gogglebox and Channel 4 have paid tribute to beloved former cast member June Bernicoff on Friday night, after her sad passing was confirmed earlier in the day.

Following this week’s episode of the popular show, a tribute screen showed up which read: “In loving memory, June Bernicoff 1937 – 2020.”

The 82-year-old’s death was confirmed on Friday, with June dying after a short illness which was not related to the coronavirus.

June and her husband Leon, who died in 2017 at the age of 83, joined Gogglebox right at the start in series one in 2013.

Following the news of June’s death, fellow Gogglebox stars took to social media to pay tribute.

June's death was confirmed on Friday

June’s death was confirmed on Friday

Sandra Martin wrote: “My deepest condolences to family.”

Her former sofa mate Sandi Bogle said: “So sad the beautiful June Bernicoff has sadly passed away.

“Sending my condolences to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.”

Tweeting from their joint account, the Malone family said: “RIP June. Reunited with her soulmate Leon. Heartfelt condolences to all her family and friends.”

And Stephen Webb said: “Rest in peace our June, reunited with Leon! Forever in our hearts.”

Gogglebox and Channel 4 paid tribute to June at the end of this week's episode

Gogglebox and Channel 4 paid tribute to June at the end of this week’s episode

Gogglebox creator Tania Alexander first shared the news of June’s death on Twitter.

She said: “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 and Leon were the Gogglebox originals and a huge part of the show’s success. I adored them both.

“Big kiss June darling.”

Gogglebox airs Fridays at 9pm on Channel 4

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