Channel 4 has announced that it will be issuing a tribute to Gogglebox star Leon Bernicoff ahead of his Christmas special later.
Retired professor Lord Bernicoff died in the hospital at the age of 83 on Saturday after a brief illness.
His widow, June Bernicoff, has thanked the public for their messages of support on Twitter.
The couple, of Liverpool, were the first couple to join the reality TV show’s cast when it launched in 2013.
The tribute shows just before Gogglebox, which airs on Channel 4 at 21:00 GMT Sunday.
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Tributes have continued to flood in to the reality TV star, who is also survived by two daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren.
Famous faces, including Liam Gallagher – who starred in the celebrity special last month took to Twitter.
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Fans, including former students, also showed his admiration for the Lord Bernicoff.
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Channel 4 and Studio Lambert describes Mr Bernicoff have exercised a “distinct paternal presence inside and outside the screen”. You may also be interested in:
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Fellow Gogglebox stars have also been paying tribute to Mr Bernicoff on Twitter, including Scarlett Moffat, who found fame on the show before going to participate and win the 16 series of ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… get Me out of Here.
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