Gogglebox star Andy Michael has died at the age of 61 after a short illness Channel 4 Studio Lambert said on behalf of his family.
The family first appeared on Gogglebox in their debut episode in 2013, but announced in 2014 that they were leaving because Michael was Run for Ukip in the General Election.
After he failed to secure Hastings and Rye’s seat, the family returned for future episodes of the show.
“We are deeply saddened to share the death of kokkli box Actor Andy Michael has passed away at the age of 61 after a short struggle with illness. Andy passed away last weekend with his family at his side.
Retired hotelier Andy, who brought a lot of intelligence and insight to Gogglebox, was one of the original cast members on the show, appearing in the first episode in 2013.
“Beloved father to Katie, Alex, Pascal and Louis and beloved husband Caroline, Andy has been a beloved and respected member of the Gogglebox family, and will be sorely missed.
“Our love and thoughts are with Caroline and the entire family. The family has asked for privacy at this very sad time.”
Earlier this week it was announced that Gogglebox star Mary Cook has died At the age of 92 years.