Gogglebox’s Lee Riley admits he’s forced to hide from stars he ‘slagged off’

Fan-favourite star Lee Riley attended the 2022 BAFTA Awards to represent Channel 4’s highly acclaimed show, Gogglebox. Speaking to Express.co.uk, he confessed he had to hide from the stars he had slagged off while filming for the series.

On Sunday, Gogglebox’s Lee was joined by stars Mica and Marcus as they hit the Red Carpet for the 2022 BAFTA Awards.

Though he attended without his hilarious co-star Jenny Newby, he admitted he had to dodge a few famous faces which they had dissed together.

As a Gogglebox fan favourite, he was loved for his quick-witted humour as he gave his live reaction and shared his opinion about different TV shows.

As a result, many of his comments left him avoiding eye contact with a number of celebrities.

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However, it didn’t go unnoticed that he attended the event without his right-hand woman, Jenny.

When quizzed on her absence, The Express was told: “She is not very well, she is having an operation, a mini one, but she is recovering well though.

“She was invited but the appointment was in BAFTA week.”

“You can’t turn an NHS operation down, can you? But she is doing well,” Lee added.

As Gogglebox first premiered in 2013 and went on to win seven awards including three National Television, Lee and Jenny were very familiar with award evenings.

The star also shared how fame had changed them and revealed Jenny no longer leaves her home without makeup on.

He disclosed: “Jenny would never go out without makeup after we started Gogglebox. Yeah, she would never. She would always go out without makeup before.”

Fans who missed Lee accepting Gogglebox’s BAFTA award with a speech are able to watch the award ceremony on BBC iPlayer.

Gogglebox is available on Channel 4 and Netflix.

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