Gogglebox star Lee Riley has revealed his best friend and sofa critic partner Jenny Newby is currently in hospital having an operation.
Jenny’s absence from the Channel 4 show on Friday had sparked concerns from viewers, however, Lee has confirmed she’s now ‘recovering well.’
He said: ‘She is not very well, she is having an operation, a mini one, but she is recovering well though.’
The remark was made on the Bafta red carpet, as Gogglebox has been nominated for best reality and constructed factual programme.
Speaking to Daily Star, Lee shared that Jenny had been invited to the award ceremony too, but her appointment was in the same week.
‘You can’t turn down an NHS operation can you? But she is doing well,’ he said.
On Friday’s episode, fans had rushed to social media to share concern about Lee and Jenny’s absence.
‘I do love this show, but it’s just not the same without #Lee and #Jenny #Gogglebox,’ one penned.
Another wrote: ‘Missing my favourites Jenny and Lee @leegogglebox #Gogglebox.’
The dynamic duo joined the fourth series of Gogglebox in 2014, having been friends for two decades.
They became inseparable after meeting in Jenny’s pub, where Lee was a regular.
Since then, they’ve been on holiday together and even isolated in Lee’s caravan together during the first lockdown.
Gogglebox airs on Fridays from 9pm on Channel 4.