Gogglebox Star Leon Bernicoff Dies Aged 83

Gogglebox Star Leon Bernicoff Dies Aged 83
Rachael O Brien
Rachael O Brien

24 Dec 2017

Scarlett Moffatt has led tributes to her fellow Gogglebox star Leon who passed away last night after a short illness.

The retired teacher and his wife June were one of the first couples to join the programme's cast in early 2013.

Channel 4 confirmed the news on Saturday evening in a joint statement with production company Studio Lambert.

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sad news that after a short illness Gogglebox's Leon Bernicoff passed away in hospital earlier today," read the statement.

"Leon's unique personality and sharp wit endeared him to fans of the show, as he contributed fully to Gogglebox's reputation as a programme full of warm humour and unvarnished opinion.

"To those of us that knew him personally, Leon was a man of unwavering principles who exerted a distinct paternal presence both on and off screen.

"He will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family; cast and crew."


Tributes have been pouring in for the star.