Gogglebox fan favourite quits show amid health battle: 'Tough'

Fans were devastated the Gogglebox star would no longer appear on the show.

A Gogglebox favourite is stepping back from the show after her granddaughter revealed she had been experiencing a "tough few months".

The Silbery family have been long-time fan favourites on the reality show, with the three generations of women sharing their different life experiences and opinions with Australia while watching TV.

Isabelle Silbery, who appears alongside mum Kerry and grandma Emmie, revealed on Instagram her grandma would be leaving the show.

Gogglebox stars Kerry, Isabella and Emmie watching TV.
Gogglebox star Emmie (right) is quitting the show after a battle with dementia. Source: Channel 10

"It's been a tough few months, watching my grandma deteriorate before our eyes with dementia," she said.

"I've been supporting mum who has all the weight on her shoulders as she makes some big decisions for Emmie's future.

"The three of us have always maintained being real with each other and you all, even through family struggles and this is one of them."


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Isabelle hoped speaking out would open the conversation for others about dementia and supporting loved ones and grieving them while they were still here.

"What's best for her now is that she is safe and happy in permanent care just up the road where we visit her every day," Isabelle said.

"She's stepping back from Googlebox as it just wouldn't be fair to her and instead she will be enjoying her evening wine whilst watching us on the couch.

"Rest assured, Emmie is still cracking jokes, still up for a cuddle and in blissful ignorance of her circumstance."

Fans flocked to the comments to share their support for the family following Emmie's decision to step back from the show.

"They call it the long goodbye for a reason. It's the most heartbreaking disease. I know the pain. Sending hugs to you," one commented.

"You’re doing the right thing Kerry and Isabelle. Glad Em is happy. Take care, be easy on yourselves and stay on the same page," another said.

"Ohhh Emmie, will miss her in my lounge room," a fan added.

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