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Lee Explains Why He And Jenny Were Missing From Friday's Episode Of Gogglebox

Lisa McLoughlin

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Lee Explains Why He And Jenny Were Missing From Friday's Episode Of Gogglebox

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4/jennyandlee_gogglebox/Instagram

Gogglebox star Lee Riley has revealed why he and best pal Jenny Newby were absent from last Friday’s instalment.

Fans were left concerned when the duo, who live in Hull, didn’t appear on the most recent episode – but Lee has explained their break was due to Jenny being unwell.

Speaking to the Daily Star on the TV BAFTAs red carpet on Sunday, the Channel 4 star said his partner in crime is recovering after undergoing a 'mini' operation.

Gogglebox's Lee revealed pal Jenny is recovering from an operation Credit: jennyandlee_gogglebox/Instagram
Gogglebox's Lee revealed pal Jenny is recovering from an operation Credit: jennyandlee_gogglebox/Instagram

The Gogglebox regular said: "She is not very well, she is having an operation, a mini one, but she is recovering well though.

"She was invited but the appointment was in BAFTA week. You can't turn down an NHS operation down, can you? But she is doing well."

All we can say is get well soon Jenny!

The pair of best friends have been fixtures on the Channel 4 show since 2014, giving their hilarious verdicts and excellent side-eye reactions on the nation's TV from the comfort of a mobile home in Hull.

Earlier this year, Gogglebox fans were left crying tears of laughter after Jenny farted during an episode.

The video of Jenny's accidental flatulence went viral on social media and showed the amateur TV critic re-enacting a scene from the international strength competition series World's Strongest Man.

When Jenny raised her arms in the air, copying the way the men lifted heavy weights on the show, she passed gas within touching distance of unsuspecting Lee's face, who was sat on his sofa watching the silliness unfold.

Fans couldn't stop laughing at the moment online(Credit: Channel 4)
Fans couldn't stop laughing at the moment online(Credit: Channel 4)

After the clip from the 2021 Christmas special was shared on TikTok, fans rushed to the comments to shower the pair with love and praise.

"Honestly I nearly lost a [mouthful] of Baileys watching that tonight," one fan commented.

Another viewer wrote: "These two are the best!!"

While someone else chimed in, writing: “This is the funniest thing ever… the more I play it the funnier it is."

And one Gogglebox fan theorised: “I bet that one curdled Lee’s drink."

Last year fans discovered the mobile home actually belongs to Lee. The lifelong friends were allowed to film together during lockdown in 2020 because they isolated together at Lee’s home.

In the final episode of series 15, Jenny asked him: "Just think Lee, what you going to do when I go home? I'll miss you when I go home. Have you bought me a leaving present?"

He replied: "Yeah. A f***ing suitcase." That’s what friends are for.

Topics: Celebrity, TV And Film, Gogglebox, Channel 4

Lisa McLoughlin
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