Channel 4 and Lambert Studios issued a statement on behalf of his family that Goggles star Andy Michael died at the age of 61 after a brief illness. The family first appeared on Gogglebox in the 2013 premiere, but announced in 2014 that they would leave because Mr. Michael was running for Ukip in the general election. After he failed to secure seats for Hastings and Rye, the whole family returned to watch future episodes.
Andy and Carolyne Michael at the 2015 Ukip Spring Conference (Gareth Fuller/PA) The statement sent to PA News Agency said: “We are deeply saddened by the death of Gogglebox star Andy Michael at the age of 61 after a brief illness. “Andy passed away last weekend and his family is by his side.
“The retired hotelier Andy brought a lot of wisdom and insight to Gogglebox. He was one of the original actors of the show and appeared in the first episode of 2013.”Katie, Alex, Pascal and Louis’s beloved father, and Caroline’s beloved husband, Andy is a well-loved and respected member of the Gogglebox family, and we will miss him very regretfully.”Our love and longing are with Caroline and the whole family. At this very sad time, the family demands privacy.”Earlier this week, it was announced that Gogglebox star Mary Cook had passed away at the age of 92.