Gogglebox star June Bernicoff thanks fans for tributes to ‘much loved husband’

Twelve months after Gogglebox favourite Leon Bernicoff passed away aged 83, his wife June has thanked fans of the Channel 4 show for their kind tributes.

Writing on Twitter, 81-year-old June thanked their 237,000 followers for remembering Leon, a year following his passing on December 23, 2017.

After a number of Gogglebox fans had taken to social media to remember Leon and June replied with a message of thanks for the outpouring of love for former fans favourite.

June wrote: "It is so comforting to know how much he was loved. Thank you!"

Fans flocked to the television star’s social media account to praise the former Gogglebox star.

Hundreds of their followers replied to June with one fan writing: “Thinking of you June. Loved Leon and miss you both on Gogglebox. Always loved his Christmas jumper and when you hoovered him, makes me smile. Have a lovely Christmas.”

Another wrote: "Leon is missed by SO many people; people that he never met, but whose lives he enriched. Quite the achievement."

While a third wrote: "Such wonderful people we felt we knew you because of your total common sense and down to earth with and warmth. Leon is so missed by viewers who are total strangers that was the love we had form him and you dear June."

Leon and June had built up quite a following after being unveiled as one of the first couples on Channel 4’s Gogglebox, when the show launched in 2013.

They proved an instant hit with viewers, with Leon’s straight talking and sense of humour instantly winning over those at home.

After the death of the retired teacher, June revealed that she didn’t plan to return to the show because they came as a pair, telling OK! magazine, “now there’s no Leon, there is no Leon and June.”

Their relationship and argumentative appearances was always a winner with viewers and June has said she misses talking to him about the day’s issues.

Speaking to Mirror Online previously, June said: "I miss his generosity, his kindness, his laughter, his decisiveness, his touch and his voice – ‘June!’ – especially when I am out of the room.

"I miss him sitting in his chair with his head lost in the paper. But, most of all, I miss talking to him about all the different things we talked about.

"I even miss those incredibly heated discussions we used to have."

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