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​Gogglebox’s June Bernicoff Releasing A Book Celebrating Life Of Late Husband Leon

​Gogglebox’s June Bernicoff Releasing A Book Celebrating Life Of Late Husband Leon

Gogglebox star June Bernicoff is releasing a book to celebrate the life of her late husband Leon after spending 60 years together.

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The TV favourite was left devastated last year when her husband Leon of 60 years passed away after a short illness aged 83.

On Wednesday she announced that she would be releasing a book about their life together, Our Story.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

The book will look back on their life together from when they first met at teacher training college in 1955.

It will also include details of their fight to get married, living in Liverpool in the 1960s, the Beatles era and finding fame later in life.

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June told the BBC: "Leon often said he'd like to write our story. So now I can do it for him."

The couple were the first pair to be cast on the hit show back in 2013 and soon became one of the most popular faces on Gogglebox among viewers.

Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

Kelly Ellis, Editorial Director for Blink Publishing said: "Leon and June have spent so much time in our living rooms and us in theirs that they feel like an extended part of the family.

"Their gentle ribbing of each other on Gogglebox and Leon's cheeky jokes were always the perfect tonic on a Friday evening."

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

Leon last appeared in the show's Christmas Special, which had been recorded before his death.

When he died, Channel Four and the production company behind Gogglebox, Studio Lambert, released a statement paying tribute to Leon.

It read: "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."

June may not be in the new series but she's enjoying watching it as a viewer.

She tweeted: "Sitting comfortably, drink poured, snacks ready, in pj's waiting for 9pm C4 Series 11 GOGGLEBOX! Let the entertainment begin!!"

Featured Image Credit: PA Images/Channel 4

Topics: News, TV News, gogglebox, TV Entertainment

Haleema Khokhar

Haleema Khokhar is a Freelance Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from University of Central Lancashire in Journalism and has since gained over three years experience working within the communications and marketing industry before going freelance as a Content Writer. Contact her on haleema.khokhar@pretty52.com

 

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