Gogglebox co-creator Tania Alexander has quit the Channel 4 show half-way through the current series, it has been revealed.
According to reports, Tania has left production company, Studio Lambert, to ‘pursue new challenges’.
Studio Lambert deputy creative director Mike Cotton is now set to oversee the remainder of the current Gogglebox series, alongside show executive producer Leon Campbell.
Confirming the news to Metro.co.uk, a spokesperson for Channel 4 explained: ‘We can confirm Tania Alexander is leaving Gogglebox.
‘Studio Lambert’s deputy creative director, Mike Cotton, will oversee the remainder of this series, along with Gogglebox’s executive producer Leon Campbell.’
Tania, who is yet to comment publicly about her decision to leave, co-created Gogglebox with Stephen Lambert in 2013.
Gogglebox is one of the only programmes that was able to resume filming during the coronavirus pandemic, with many viewers praising the show for getting them through a difficult time.
Instead of having camera crews in their homes to film the series, the cast had special cameras rigged up in their houses so that they didn’t come in contact with any of the production team.
During the summer, the Channel 4 series was hit with a number of Ofcom complaints because viewers felt the cast weren’t adhering to social-distancing guidelines.
However, stepping into defend themselves, Channel 4 reassured viewers they were taking all safety measures to keep everyone safe.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Studio Lambert and Channel 4 for comment.
Gogglebox airs on Friday at 9pm on Channel 4.
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