Tom Malone Jr has quit Gogglebox after almost seven years of bingeing TV on the Channel 4 series.
The 26-year-old is a favourite alongside his mum Julie, dad Tom Senior and brother Shaun, but has decided to walk away to pursue further TV projects.
Confirming the news on Twitter alongside a photo of himself holding a sign looking for TV work, the professional dancer wrote: ‘So after 6 and a half years it’s finally time to put down the remote and say goodbye to Gogglebox.
‘I’ve loved every minute and I’m eternally grateful to Channel 4 and Studio Lambert for allowing me to be a part of the show. But new opportunities are knocking on the door and it’s time to explore them.
‘I look forward to enjoying the show as a viewer and not having to worry about saying something stupid. PS. Don’t worry my parents and brother will still be on the show to keep you entertained every Friday.’
He finished: ‘To the future,’ with two champagne flutes clinking.
Tom Malone Jr (centre) has quit Gogglebox (Picture: Channel 4)
Naturally, fans were gutted by the news and wished Tom Jr all the luck on Twitter.
‘Best wishes for the future,’ wrote one of Tom’s followers. ‘It won’t be the same without you and your father cracking jokes usually at the expense of your lovely mother.’
Another cried: ‘Omg whatttt good luck for everything coming ur way!,’ which was echoed by: ‘Aw will miss your banter with your Dad & the way you always make sure your mum is ok when she gets upset at a moment of tv.’
Gogglebox airs on Channel 4 every Friday at 9pm.
Credit: Original article published here.