Who was Gogglebox star Andrew Michael – as he dies at 61 Bedford News

Glasses box Fans will be saddened by the news of the passing of former series star Andrew Michael.

Andrew was an original actor in the series, joining his wife Carolyne in 2013.

Channel 4, producers of Gogglebox, broke the news in a statement today (August 26), confirming that he passed away over the weekend.

Who was Andrew Michael?

Andrew was the son of Cypriot immigrants who arrived in the UK in 1951.

Nine years later Andrew was born and he married his wife Carolyne.

Together they shared four children – Katy, Alex, Pascal and Louis – and lived in Brighton where Andrew worked as a hotelier.

In 2013, the family rose to prominence as part of the cast of Channel 4’s Gogglebox reality show.

However, Andrew decided to be banned from the show during the 2015 general election campaign because he ran as a UKIP candidate and was not allowed to appear on the show for this period.

During the election campaign Andrew told the BBC: “We had a number of family reunions and the kids basically interviewed me. They said, ‘Daddy, how badly do you really want to do this? Ukip? “

He came third in the seat of Hastings and Rye, attracting nearly 6,800 votes, or 13% of the constituency total.

The family returned to Gogglebox after their loss.

What did the Channel 4 statement say?

A statement from Channel 4 and producers Studio Lambert said he died of a short illness last weekend with his family by his side.

“Retired hotelier Andy, who brought a lot of wit and insight to Gogglebox, was one of the original cast members, appearing in the very first episode in 2013,” he said.

“Beloved father of Katy, Alex, Pascal and Louis, and beloved husband of Carolyne, Andy was a much loved and respected member of the Gogglebox family, and he will be sorely missed.

“Our love and thoughts are with Carolyne and the whole family. The family asked for privacy at this very sad time.”

Michael died the same week as his 92-year-old Gogglebox co-star Mary Cook.

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This notice was published: 2021-08-27 14:20:22

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