Tom Malone Jr ‘back on the market’ as he leaves ‘Gogglebox’


Julia Hunt·ContributorFri, 26 February 2021, 11:20 am

Tom Malone (2nd from right) found fame on Gogglebox with his family. (Channel 4)
Tom Malone (2nd from right) found fame on Gogglebox with his family (Channel 4)

Tom Malone Jr joked that he is “back on the market” as he announced he’s leaving Gogglebox after six years.

The TV star posted a message on social media saying that it was time to say goodbye to the Channel 4 show, which he joined along with his family in 2014.

Sharing a picture showing him holding a sign reading “Back on the market / Get at me with any TV work”, he said: “So after 6 and a half years it’s finally time to put down the remote, and to say goodbye to Gogglebox.

“I’ve loved every minute and I’m eternally grateful to @channel4 and @studiolambert for allowing me to be a part of the show.

“But new opportunities are knocking on the door and it’s time to explore them.”

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Malone, 26, said he was looking forward “to enjoying the show as a viewer and not having to worry about having said something stupid”.

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He went on: “PS. Don’t worry my family @themalonesgb and @shaunmalone95 will still be on the show to keep you guys entertained every Friday.”https://www.instagram.com/p/CLt75irF1Og/embed/captioned?cr=1&v=12

“To the future,” he added.

Malone later posted another message clarifying his decision.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-10&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1365011281988771840&lang=en-gb&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fuk.yahoo.com%2Fnews%2Fstormont-minister-halts-construction-brexit-175043002.html&theme=light&widgetsVersion=889aa01%3A1612811843556&width=550px

“Just to clear a few things up,” he said. “I didn’t ‘Quit’ the show… I left on good terms.”

Malone – who has been dating model Bryony Briscoe for some time – went on: “My girlfriend never even wanted to be on the show and had nothing I do with me leaving.

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“I wasn’t scared to say something stupid.

“Anyone spouting these narratives are spreading fabrications.”

Malone and his family, who are from Manchester, joined Gogglebox in 2014 in its fourth series.