Gogglebox stars pay tribute after co-star's tragic death: 'Rest in peace’

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Gogglebox Australia's Di Kershaw has died after battling a secret illness, leaving behind her husband Mick, two adult children and one grandchild.

The beloved couple will be sorely missed by their co-stars, and many have already started sending their condolences.

Gogglebox Couple Mick and Di hold up glasses of wine while smiling at the camera. Mick is wearing a white shirt with a simple print, Di is wearing an olive green jumper
Gogglebox couple Mick and Di were a fan-favourite. Photo: Ten

Tributes came flowing in after Googlebox Australia dedicated a post to Di, showing the rich history she had during her 76 years.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved friend, Di. She was adored by all who knew her, and we will miss her dearly,” the post began.

“We’re incredibly grateful to have had her as part of the Gogglebox family since day one, bringing joy with her unforgettable laugh and razor-sharp wit.

“Our thoughts are with Mick and their family during this terribly sad time.”

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Fellow Gogglebox star Adam Densten penned a lovely message to Di, writing: “Rest In Peace Di, you absolute legend. Enjoy the glass of wine up there.”

"So sad to hear this news, Rest In Peace Di, sending all our love to Mick and her family," the Jackson family commented.

“RIP Di, you will be missed. Thank you for all the great laughs and memories,” Jad Nehmetallah wrote.

“RIP Di. Condolences to Mick and his family,” added Lee and Keith.

A collage of photos from Di Kershaw's life, including one with the Taj Mahal, a black and white wedding photo, photo from her modelling career and two photos of herself and husband Mick
Tributes came flowing in for Di on Gogglebox Australia's Instagram page. Photo: Instagram/gogglebox

'Decided not to tell anyone'

Di was a fan-favourite, with people loving her ‘sassy wit’ and ‘honest’ commentary, particularly on dating shows.

The couple met when Mick was 20 and Di was 17, and were open about how they didn't love Married At First Sight and The Bachelor, which made for fantastic TV.

Their Gogglebox bio shows that the couple had a rich history, reading: "Di, a former model, convinced Mick to give up his high-flying career as an advertising executive in order to follow their passion for art. They opened their own art gallery and dealership and 30-years later, the business is still going strong."

According to the Daily Mail, a friend of the couple said Di decided to keep her illness secret, and prioritised spending time with her family.

“She didn’t feel well a few months ago and [Mick] took her to the doctor. After many tests and specialists, they discovered a tumour in her throat that was inoperable,” the publication reported.

“That was when she decided not to tell anyone and just spend quality time with the family.”

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