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Pete And Linda's Funniest Moments As Gogglebox Star Passes Away Aged 71

Charlotte Forrester

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Pete And Linda's Funniest Moments As Gogglebox Star Passes Away Aged 71

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Channel 4 announced that Gogglebox star Pete McGarry had passed away after a short illness. In light of the news, many viewers reminisced about how much they loved watching him on their screens and sent love to Pete's loved ones during this time.

Fans also chatted about the highlights from Pete and Linda's time on the show. Here is some of Pete and Linda's best moments on Gogglebox:

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Including some iconic scenes from the chips fail, to the Banksy having terrible handwriting, the couple have provided so many laughs for viewers over the years.

Channel 4 had released a statement on their Twitter page that read: "We are deeply saddened to announce that Gogglebox star Pete McGarry passed away at the age of 71 this weekend with his family by his side after a short illness.

"Pete, his wife Linda and her son originally joined Gogglebox at the start of the second series in 2013. The Clacton couple returned to the show for the seventh series in 2016 and have been series regulars and firm favourites ever since.

"Pete will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew."

Pete and Linda were a part of some of Gogglebox's best moments (Credit: Channel 4/Kellogg's UK & Ireland)
Pete and Linda were a part of some of Gogglebox's best moments (Credit: Channel 4/Kellogg's UK & Ireland)

The rest of the announcement read: "Our thoughts are with Linda, their children and grandchildren. Since 2000, Pete and Linda have fostered over a hundred children and he is a beloved father, husband and grandfather.

"The family have asked for privacy at this sad time."

The statement also clarified that Pete's death was not linked to coronavirus.

The family had been a part of our weekend viewing habits since 2013 when they joined Gogglebox for a short while before becoming regulars in 2016 and sofa favourites across the nation.

People were looking back on some of Pete's best bits on the show (Credit: PA)
People were looking back on some of Pete's best bits on the show (Credit: PA)

Viewers have shared their thoughts and condolences since. One wrote: "Really very sad to hear this new, Pete and Linda were my favourites from the beginning.

"He came across as a bit softy and you could see the tears in his eyes on some sad occasions on the show, cracker of a smile."

We're sending love to Pete's family and friends during this difficult time and looking back fondly on his time on Gogglebox.

Topics: gogglebox, TV, Channel 4

Charlotte Forrester
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