Gogglebox has become one of the UK's best loved shows, with many of us looking forward to watching our favourites give their opinions on this week's TV.

Over the years there have been many participants on the show, from a wide range of backgrounds.

Some of the former stars have gone onto become stars in their own right, such as Scarlett Moffatt, while others have faded into obscurity.

Some families have been ripped apart, with couples splitting up and children leaving home during the course of filming - reports Mirror Online.

With a ban on taking part in other programmes, some families have been axed after trying to find further fame on reality TV shows.

A recent poll conducted by The Liverpool ECHO found that Jenny Newby and Lee Riley are the current favourites still on the show, with the caravan-based pair from Hull landing a whopping 39% of the vote.

Millions tune in every week to watch the Gogglebox - but what has happened to the stars who left the show?

Here is a look at what some of the famous past Gogglebox families are up to now

Steph and Dom Parker

Steph and Dom from Gogglebox attending the Florence Foster Jenkins World Premiere held at Odeon Leicester Square, London

Steph and Dom Parker were best known on the show for their witty one-liners and not ever being without a glass of bubbles in their hand.

After four years on Gogglebox, the pair quit to go on to other projects and to continue running their bed and breakfast, The Salutation, in Kent.

They starred in reality TV shows such as Four In a Bed, Celebrity Masterchef and The Jump, which left Dom with suspected concussion after a nasty fall.

They even took to the stage for 2017's Let's Sing and Dance For Comic Relief to perform Dead Ringer For Love by Meatloaf and Cher.

They recently hosted their very last talkRADIO show after a 20-month stint on the airwaves.

In March this year, the husband and wife duo revealed the sad news that they were shutting the doors to their £5million hotel after it went bust.

Dom said: "We are sorry to confirm that The Salutation Hotel Ltd, which has been managing The Salutation, has indeed become insolvent.

"We are in discussions with other interested parties and we aim to have the hotel back up and running very soon, under new management."

The pair bought the Grade I-listed manor house in 2004 for £2.6 million, but after shooting to fame in 2017 they turned it into a hotel.

It is understood that 33 people lost their jobs, and many guests who had hoped to stay there are searching for new accommodation and have lost their deposits.

They are moving out of The Salutation, with its 17 bedrooms, 3.7 acre land and 60-cover restaurant, and moving into a new family home in Kingston.

But it turns out they're selling it for the most heartbreaking reason.

Dom had previously explain that they wanted to sell up, admitting: "We are just too old and exhausted and don’t have the energy to run it any more."

Sandra Martin and Sandi Bogle

Sandy and Sandra
Sandy and Sandra

They were the hilarious Brixton duo that had us rolling on the floor in laughter.

But the takeaway-loving pair were torn apart in 2016 when Sandi decided to quit the show, leaving Sandra to continue with her daughter Chanchez.

Now a famous face, Sandi took part in many reality TV shows, including Celebs On The Farm, Celebrity 100% Hotter and Celebrity Fat Fighters.

She also entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2017 - where she was sixth to be evicted.

In 2016, she released her debut single "Casanova" on DeeVu Records and also has her own album, Independent Woman.

Sandi took part in Channel 4’s Famous and Fighting Crime in 2019 and has campaigned for an end to knife crime ever since the tragic death of her nephew in 2017.

With the chemistry never the same with her daughter, because certain topics were off-limits, Sandra decided to quit in July 2017 on This Morning.

Sandra lived in a hotel after moving out of her house once she quit the Channel 4 show, but then revealed she had spent all the money she had earned.

Sandra said: "All my friends were on benefits, so when I got Gogglebox it was like I’d won the jackpot.

“If one of my friends needed £100 then I’d give it to them. I’d always be getting the drinks in and buying the food. I didn’t mind at first but then people started taking advantage, so I had to get out.”

Sandra then moved into temporary accommodation, which she paid for with her fee from her role as the Spirit of the Ring in Aladdin.

But ill health forced her to pull out earlier and with no cash coming in - she feared becoming homeless.

The coronavirus outbreak has been devastating for Sandra, who has lost five members of her family amid the global pandemic.

She lost her friend's dad, her sister-in-law, her uncle, and her good friend to coronavirus and sister-in-law within week of each other.

Alongside a photo of her tear-stained face, Sandra tweeted: "MORE TEARS FOR ME .I AIN'T STOP CRYING. IT'S ALSO MAKING ME UNHAPPY.

"MY SISTER IN LAW DAUGHTER HAS ALSO PASSED AWAY. .. I WISH I COULD BE WITH MY BROTHER RIGHT NOW.

"AM NOT USE TO ALL THIS. ITS KILLING ME. .EVERYONE IS DYING DAILY"[sic].

Sandra has urged the public to listen to the government's advice and posted a video on Twitter where she spoke into the camera and begged people to stay at home.

George Gilbey

George Gilbey

George Gilbey first shot to fame in series 2 and quickly became firm favourites with viewers alongside his mum Linda and step dad Pete McGarry.

However, they were all booted off the show in 2014 when George defied the rules about going on other TV shows and went into the Celebrity Big Brother house.

After finishing in fourth place, the Essex lad and his family finally returned to Gogglebox in 2016.

But he has made less appearances on the show in recent years after a string of controversies.

In October last year, George was jailed for three months after being found guilty of drink-driving.

During an appearance at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on October 1, Gilbey, 35, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving a motor vehicle with an alcohol level above the legal limit.

George was said to have been nearly three times over the limit when he was arrested after staff at a filling station smelt alcohol on him.

Dad Pete, mum Linda and their son George Gilbey
Dad Pete, mum Linda and their son George Gilbey

He admitted the charge at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court, where he was jailed due to the fact he was already serving a community punishment for attacking his ex-girlfriend in a drunken rage.

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the reality TV star swapped his sofa on Gogglebox for stacking shelves in a supermarket.

The TV personality signed himself up to hours at his local Morrisons to offer a helping hand.

George posed in his Morrisons uniform for a photograph ahead of his nightshift at the supermarket giant.

He wrote: “Everyone gotta do there bit... #coronavirus.” [sic]

George then added the hashtag “nightshift”, suggesting he has been stocking shelves in preparation for busy mornings at the supermarket.

The Moffatts

Scarlett Moffatt is arguably the most famous star to come from Gogglebox

After entertaining the nation for two years, Scarlett left County Durham to head to the I'm A Celebrity Jungle.

She was crowned Queen during the 16th series and quickly became a household name - joining Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway as a presenter.

At the time, she said: "I've watched Saturday Night Takeaway with my family for as long as I can remember, I'm such a huge fan, so to be part of one of the biggest entertainment shows out there, with two of my all-time TV heroes Ant and Dec, is an absolute dream."

Huge opportunities came rolling in, with Scarlett's natural humour and relatable charm winning her a coveted backstage presenting role at the National Television Awards 2017.

Scarlett with Ant and Dec
Scarlett with Ant and Dec

The blossoming TV presenter hosted the revived version of Streetmate on Channel 4, appeared on Celebrity Juice, First Dates, Through The Keyhole and in 2018 guest hosted an evening radio show on Heart.

But Scarlett's future on the show seemed in doubt after Ant drunkenly crashed his car in March 2018, just three weeks before the big series finale

Plans for Takeaway 2019 were scrapped so Ant could focus on getting sober, so Scarlett missed out on the chance to revive her dream job this year.

She then returned to the Australian jungle to host I'm A Celeb spin-off show Extra Camp, before being replaced by Emily Attack after two series.

Sscarlett said she had quit the show because it was interfering too much in her family Christmasses.

She said: "It was a conscious decision because I've been in Australia for the past three years and you only get back home a couple of days before Christmas."

Scarlett was embroiled in controversy when she was accused of lying about how she lost three stone for her lucrative fitness DVD, Scarlett's SuperSlim Me Plan, which made her £100,000 and saw her plunge from a size 18 to a svelte 8 in 2016.

But the producers of her DVD demanded their £100,000 back after she regained the weight less than a year after its publication, sparking a long back-and-forth between their legal teams.

In 2019, the whole family were back on our screens for controversial Channel 4 series The British Tribe Next Door, where they lived alongside the Himba tribe in Namibia for four weeks.

However, the show was blasted for being a "racist cringe fest", with 65 complaints made to Ofcom about the Moffatt family teaching the Himba tribe in Namibia how to iron and climb stairs.

Scarlett tweeted: "We also left our friends a watering borehole to say thank you for the amazing friendships and experience we made and had.

"Let's make judgements not from a book cover yeah, I know majority of people (bar the people who are negative about everything) are going to love [the show]."

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The Tappers

Googlebox's The Tapper family on Lorraine

The Tapper family, which consists of mum Nikki, dad Jonathan and siblings Josh and Amy, were firm favourites when they burst onto screens in 2013.

But the lovable North Londoners began to be whittled down when Josh moved into politics and got a place on the Government Communications Apprenticeship scheme.

TV bosses said at the time the star was on a ”break” from the show and left the door open for him to return, while keeping parents Nikki and Jonathan and sister Amy on screen.

But Josh admitted that he had firmly slammed that door shut while entering Downing Street.

He said: “The option to go back is always there but I want to move away from that and the focus is now very much on my job.

“Of course, I miss it and the sitting on the couch watching TV. But I am more focused on my future....it’s a more a secure path.”

During his time in Number 10, Josh was a campaign assistant for the Prime Minister's Office and Cabinet Office before working as assistant campaign manager.

However, last year a Downing Street source revealed that now Josh had left for new pastures, having bagged a job at Demos – a leading British think tank and charity.

Amy Tapper
Amy Tapper

Then in October 2018, younger sister Amy also quit the show to take part in Celebs Go Dating.

Amy glammed up for her first ever date - and while she ultimately did not find the love of her life she did gain a lot of confidence and made some new celebs pals.

The coronavirus pandemic nearly had a devastating impact on the family as dad Jonathan was left fighting for his life.

While his wife Nikki and children Amy and Josh also came down with COVID-19, Jonathan was left seriously ill and forced to self-isolate away from then.

This soon changed when the others in the household began experiencing symptoms, with the trio also having a hard time with the virus like him.

But their main concern was Jonathan, 52, who was struggling to breathe and could barely move, leading to his loved ones taking it in turns to care for him.

His daughter Amy admitted she was left distraught over his condition, fearing he would stop breathing.

Thankfully, Jonathan made a full recovery and the family credited his recent weight loss to helping him fight the virus, which he battled for weeks.

Leon and June

Gogglebox stars Leon and June Bernicoff at home in Allerton, Liverpool Credit: Liverpool Echo Dave Shirwin

June and Leon Bernicoff were two of the most popular - not to mention entertaining - couples to appear on the hit Channel 4 show.

With their adorable sense of humour, warmth and easy banter, the Scouse couple soon became national treasures.

And their fans joined June in her heartbreak when 83-year-old Leon passed away in December, 2017.

Devoted wife June left Gogglebox straight after her husband's death, saying it just wouldn't be the same without him.

Tragically, June died on May 5 following a short illness. Channel 4 and production company Studio Lambert issued a statement on behalf of her family, confirming the sad news.

It said: "As the first couple to be cast for Gogglebox back in 2013, June and her husband Leon were a huge part of the programme's success.

"Their warmth, wit and contrasting personalities endeared them to the nation during the course of the first 10 series.

"Following Leon's passing in December 2017, June wrote her first book, Leon And June: Our Story, which was a deeply moving and entertaining chronicle of their 60-year love affair.

"A remarkably independent, principled woman with a vivacious sense of humour and a huge passion for life, June will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew.

"Despite her departure from the show in 2017, she remained a passionate supporter of the programme, watching it every week, and she was in regular contact with the production team."

And June revealed how Leon battled through his illness to make sure he appeared for their fans on final time in the Christmas special.

Brave Leon even reassured his wife of 63 years that he would "be on it" for the next series.

Heartbroken June struggled to enjoy the things she had loved with her beloved Leon beside her.

She even admitted she struggled to sit down and watch TV because it brought back so many unhappy memories.

June said: "I don't watch much TV these days, if I'm honest. I find it difficult.

"I've been reading a lot more, or listening to the radio, but I just feel restless whenever I sit down to watch it.

"I find myself getting up to make a lot of cups of tea and I can't settle."

Two months after Leon died there was a special tribute show in his honour and the following year she wrote a memoir about their love story.

Then, she made the difficult decision to leave Liverpool, the city she had called home for more than six decades, in October last year.

June revealed her news on Twitter writing: "Good Bye Liverpool my home for 62 years! Reluctantly leaving.

"Thank you guys I’ll miss your warmth, humour and affection! Very special people."

Reverend Kate Bottley

Gogglebox Rev kate and husband Graham

The Church of England minister and husband Graham shot to fame during their five series of the show.

After leaving Gogglebox in 2016, Kate became a much-loved media personality and took on many part-time roles.

Kate is now a journalist, TV presenter and radio pundit - regularly presenting the Pause For Thought segment on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show and has fronted the Prayer For The Day on Radio 4.

As well as appearing on Songs Of Praise, Kate presented BBC One's main Easter programme in 2016.

Kate is no stranger to a celeb gameshow and has taken part in 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1's Impossible and won Richard Osman's House of Games.

She also did a trek for charity this year as part of Pilgrimage: The Road to Santiago.

The TV star has written for the likes of the Guardian, the Independent and Radio Times.

Chris Ashby-Steed

Chris Steed and Stephen Webb on Gogglebox

As one of the original Gogglebox stars, Chris Ashby-Steed and Stephen Webb were the stand-out pair from the start.

The hairdressing couple had viewers in stitches, most famously when Chris admitted "we all like a bad boy though, don't we".

To which baffled Stephen replied: "Yeah, not a f***ing terrorist though Chris. There's a bad boy and then there's evil."

Unfortunately the couple split up, but Chris remained friends and carried on filming until he stepped down.

But secretly, the pair were locked in a bitter feud and their friendship was soon over after a series of off-screen rows.

And last year, Chris confessed leaving the show after feuding with his sidekick left him feeling suicidal.

He told the Sunday Mirror: "There have been times where I’ve felt so low that I think, ‘How can I kill myself?’,"

Chris vanished from the screen after a planned TV project involving the pair fell through and he has since suffered from depression.

Gogglebox’s producers agreed the popular pair could appear with new partners on alternate weeks.

Stephen initially brought in mum Pat and now appears with his new husband Daniel Lustig.

But sadly Chris has not returned to our screens and lives with husband Tony.

Silent Jay Makin

Eve Woerdenweber with Silent Jay on Gogglebox before they split

You know you've made it on Gogglebox when you don't say a word and become one the most popular stars of the show.

Jay Makin, better known as 'Silent Jay', proved that you don't have to shout, scream or say fancy words to be a hit.

He was the boyfriend of Eve Woerdenweber, appearing on the sofa with her mum Viv and German-born dad Ralf from The Wirral.

Gogglebox viewers were often left in hysterics as Jay sat in silence while the family discussed the show's on-screen.

However, in a gutting twist, Jay's time on the show came to a sudden end in 2015 when he split up with Eve.

When asked if filming with her ex and family was awkward, Jay insisted it was not as they had decided to remain friends.

He claimed there were "no hard feelings" between the pair - even if she did have a new boyfriend.

Jay said: "Hands down, she is one of the loveliest girls I’ve ever met. We have known each other for too long to throw a friendship away over it."

Despite supposedly signing up with the Woerdenwebers for another series of the show, viewers were upset that he just vanished and was never seen again.

A Channel 4 spokesperson told Mirror Online: "It’s with great regret that Silent Jay is no longer in this series of Gogglebox.

"He has been an excellent contributor to Gogglebox, and we are very grateful for all he has given to the show."

Jay now keeps a low profile on social media but was working at Baa Bar Fleet Street in Liverpool after leaving the show.

He also decided to have a makeover, getting rid of his long scruffy hair for a neater style.

*Gogglebox airs Fridays on Channel 4 at 9pm