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Gogglebox Mary: Tributes flood in for ‘TV icon’ who has died aged 92 – updates


Tributes have poured in for Gogglebox legend Mary Cook who has died aged 92.

Mary appeared on the Channel 4 show alongside close friend Marina, who she met at a retirement village in Bedminster ten years ago, before joining the show in 2016 at the end of series eight.

Mary and Marina quickly became instant fan favourites due to their brilliantly witty and often cheeky comments.

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According to the St Monica Trust retirement home, where Mary and Marina lived, they were discovered by a researcher for Gogglebox during a trip to Asda.

According to their website, Mary said: “I was going shopping, so I asked them if they could wait until we got back.

“They came up to Marina’s flat, held cards up of different famous people and we had to talk about them.”

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The pair were temporarily absent from the programme last year because of the pandemic, however they returned in May’s series finale of the programme.

Channel 4 said: “We are extremely saddened to share that Gogglebox star Mary Cook passed away in hospital this weekend at the age of 92 with her family by her side.

“She will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew.”

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