18 December 2014
- From the section Entertainment
Gogglebox have dropped the Michael family because the dad is standing as a UKIP candidate in next year’s general election.
Channel 4 have confirmed Andrew, Carolyne, Louis and Alex, from Brighton, will no longer appear on the show.
The family have been on the programme since it began in March 2013.
“Mr Michael has confirmed his proposed candidacy as a UKIP MP,” Channel 4 told Newsbeat.
“Sadly any Gogglebox cast member who becomes a candidate for a political party will have to step down from their involvement in Gogglebox.
“It’s with great regret that the Michaels are no longer in the show.
“They have been excellent contributors to Gogglebox, and we are very grateful for all they have given to the show.”
Mum Carolyne also tweeted: “We’ve loved every min of our involvement. It’s the best show on TV & I want to thank everyone for their wonderful support – we’ll miss u.”
Andrew will stand for the UKIP and contest the East Sussex seat of Hastings and Rye.
That seat is held by a Conservative MP.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment