If you’ve been watching the latest series of Gogglebox, you may have noticed the absence of two of the show’s biggest characters.
Steph and Dom Parker, best known for their sharp wit, love of a tipple and of course, adorable sausage dog Gigi, have confirmed that they’re taking an indefinite break from the hit Channel 4 show.
Steph told The Sun: ‘We think it’s important that everyone gets their chance to be on Gogglebox and give their opinion, and having been on it from the beginning we felt like we’d pretty much said all we needed to say, and we knew what we were going say.’
‘We’ve decided to take a break from it’.
When asked how long the break would last, and whether the couple would ever return at all, she continued: ‘You can have too much of a good thing, so you can’t overdo it, we just felt it was time. We’ve got other projects and not a lot of time.’
Steph and Dom pictured at a charity event with dachshund Gigi
The Parkers have been part of Gogglebox since its launch in March 2013, and have made us cry with laughter with their snappy one-liners ever since. Behind the scenes, they run a successful bed and breakfast in Sandwich in Kent, where they’ve played host to a number of notable guests including UKIP’s Nigel Farage.
They’ve also appeared on other TV shows as a result of their Gogglebox fame, with Dom taking to the slopes as part of sporting competition The Jump, and the pair making an appearance on Channel 4’s Four in a Bed.
The duo said they were touched that they would be missed, adding: ‘We do still watch it and we enjoy the new characters, it’s still making us belly laugh which is great.’
Gogglebox continues Friday 21st October with a celebrity special to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.