Gogglebox’s Stephen pulls out of show’s first episode as co-stars back him up

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Brighton hairdresser Stephen Webb has revealed he won’t be in the first episode of Channel 4’s new Gogglebox series after testing positive for Covid

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Gogglebox’s Stephen Webb wishes casting luck on Friday

Gogglebox fans hoping to see Stephen Webb in the new Gogglebox series will have to miss him for the first episode.

The Brighton hairdresser, 50, has told fans he has unfortunately tested positive for Covid – meaning he will have to take time off from the show on Friday.

The popular character, who criticizes what’s on the box with partner Daniel Lustig, posted a message on Instagram today from his bed.

Looking a bit down in the weather, wearing a baseball cap, gray sweater and striped socks, he said, “‘Hello, this is a message for the Gogglebox team.

“Good luck filming this week. Can’t wait to see you on Friday. I desperately need a laugh. We can’t film this week as I have Covid.”






Stephen Webb told fans the disappointing news

Stephen captioned the post: “Gogglebox Back this Friday C4 9pm gutted we won’t be back for episode 1. Looking forward to seeing everyone.”

The hairstylist’s co-stars flocked to his support along with Ellie Warner, and Dave and Shirley, posting their best wishes.

While Ellie wrote: “Hope to see you again very soon! Get well soon.”

Dave and Shirley replied, “It’s a nightmare isn’t it Stephen, but it’s a break for Daniel.”







Stephen stars on the show with his partner Daniel
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It was the Welsh couple who confirmed to fans the return of the 19th series of the hit show.

The cast members of Gogglebox took Christmas and January – taking a well-deserved break from their TV reviews.

But when Dave and Shirley posted a selfie on Instagram earlier this month, fans were quick to ask them about the new series.






Dave and Shirley wished their co-star a speedy recovery

Responding to the show’s return date on the box, the couple replied, “February 18, I think xx.”

Fans were thrilled with the news, with one saying, “Woooooo hoooooo can’t wait. Missed seeing you both xxxx.”

While another exclaimed: “So excited, can’t wait. Friday ain’t good without googlebox.”

Gogglebox returns to Channel 4 on Friday February 18 at 9 p.m.

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