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Paige Deville Quits Gogglebox And Accuses Bosses Of ‘Restrictiveness’ And ‘Zero Aftercare’

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Paige Deville Quits Gogglebox And Accuses Bosses Of ‘Restrictiveness’ And ‘Zero Aftercare’

Gogglebox star Paige Deville has announced she's quitting the Channel 4 show and has accused the programme makers of 'restrictiveness' and 'zero aftercare'.

Announcing her departure, Paige tweeted: "I have made the decision to walk away from Gogglebox.

"It's been an experience but one I cannot continue with due to long hours of filming, restrictiveness, control of our actions and opinions & zero aftercare support but hey who cares about ex-cast, their [sic] NTA [National Television Award] winners."

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A Channel 4 spokesperson told LADbible: "The welfare of contributors - past and present - is of paramount importance and robust protocols are in place to support contributors before, during and after taking part in the series."

Paige, 25, who hails from the West Midlands, joined Gogglebox for season 14 in 2019 and was joined on the sofa by her mum Sally Hayward.

The pair proved a hit with viewers and provided memorable moments on the programme, such as the time Paige started making a Tinder account for her mum and Sally stormed out of the room in disgust.

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4
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The pair also welcomed a new addition to their family this year, with Sally welcoming a new grandson, baby Jaxx.

The proud grandma wrote on Instagram: "Hunter meeting his little brother Jaxx. Two gorgeous Grandsons to love and cherish, feeling blessed."

Jaxx isn't Paige's son but was born to another of Sally's children.

Paige and Sally were not featured in the teaser video for season 18 - which returns to our screens tonight (17 September) - so it's unclear if they'll star in the new series.

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However, we do know that Pete and Sophie Sandiford will be back, along with Jenny Newby and Lee Riley, Ellie and Izzi Warner, the Malone family, the Siddiquis, Abbie and Georgia, Stephen Webb and Daniel Lustig, the Plummer family and the Baggs family.

Tragically, three Gogglebox cast members passed away this year: Andy Michael, Mary Cook and Pete McGarry.

June Bernicoff also passed away last year at the age of 83.

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Speaking at the National Television Awards this year - at which Gogglebox won Best Factual Show - cast member Julie Malone said of the late stars: "It was emotional. It's a family, the show. It feels like such a loss to us.

"They're irreplaceable.

"They were all such amazing people, such selfless people. They worked through lockdown, the same as we did.

"We can't imagine what the show's going to be like without them."

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Gogglebox returns to our screens tonight (17 September) at 9pm on Channel 4 with season 18.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TV and Film, gogglebox, UK Entertainment, Channel 4

Simon Fearn
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