Hull Gogglebox star Jenny Newby is in hospital, co-star Lee confirms after fans expressed concern over show absence

Hull Gogglebox star Jenny Newby is in hospital, her best friend Lee has confirmed.

Fans of the Channel Four show were worried when Jenny and Lee were missing from Friday night’s Gogglebox episode. Lee then appeared at the Bafta TV awards on Sunday night without his best friend and co-star.

Speaking to the Daily Star on the red carpet, Lee said Jenny “isn’t very well” and needed an operation. “She is not very well, she is having an operation, a mini one, but she is recovering well though,” he said.

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“She was invited but the appointment was in BAFTA week. You can’t turn down an NHS operation down can you? But she is doing well.”

Gogglebox took home the prize for best Reality and Constructed Factual show at Sunday night’s Bafta TV awards at the Royal Albert Hall. Lee took to the stage to give a speech before a member of the production team took to the microphone to criticise Government plans to sell off publicly-owned Channel Four.

Hull Gogglebox star Lee Riley at the Bafta TV awards
Hull Gogglebox star Lee Riley at the Bafta TV awards
(Image: BBC)

Fans of Jenny and Lee expressed concern when the pair, who film together in a Holderness caravan, were not featured in Friday’s show. Twitter user @onthewayhome asked: “Why tf are jenny and lee not on Gogglebox tonight.”

Nat_KitKat said: “Where are Jenny and Lee?” and Susan Seddon said: “Tonight’s #Gogglebox not the same without Lee and Jenny.” User @softlymill agreed and said: “This show isn’t the same without jenny and lee! where are they tonight?!#gogglebox

Fans of the Hull pair will no doubt wish Jenny all the best with her recovery and will hope to see her back on screens soon.

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