Gogglebox original Chris Butland-Steed announces he’s leaving the show after 5 years
Gogglebox‘s Chris Butland-Steed has announced he’s walking away from the series after five years.
Chris was one of the few original stars left on the Channel 4 show, but has decided to “pursue other opportunities” after sticking with Gogglebox for an impressive 10 series. However, his ex and on-screen partner, Stephen Webb will continue to appear on the sofa alongside his mum, who has featured on the programme previously.
A spokesperson for Channel 4 said: “Chris has decided to pursue other opportunities but we want to thank him for his fantastic contributions across ten series.”
Chris also confirmed his departure on Twitter, writing: “After 10 series, a wedding, and a helluva lot of takeaways, our lovely dogs and I have decided it’s time to say a very fond farewell to our Gogglebox family.
I’d like to announce I’ve decided to leave Gogglebox and am looking forward to the exciting adventures that lay ahead! Huge thanks to @C4Gogglebox @Channel4 for the amazing experiences I’ve had & wish cast & crew well. Massive thanks to the fans for their support! #watchthisspace pic.twitter.com/2T8JpA3Y7E
— Chris#Butland-Steed (@CButlandSteed) February 22, 2018
“I’m really looking forward to what the future holds, especially pursuing a career in TV, as I hope to show viewers that I have many more talents.
“So, watch this space!”
Chris then went on to thank fans for their love and support, as well as the cast and crew at Channel 4.
We’ll miss you, Chris!
Gogglebox returns with a new series tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.