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Friday 23rd August 2019

Gogglebox star Sandra Martin reveals she's leaving on This Morning

She'll be missed

Gogglebox fans are devastated by the news that one of the show’s biggest stars, Sandra Martin, is leaving.

She’s explained why she’s quit after more than four years on the sofa next to her sidekick Sandi Bogle.

Sandi left last year to pursue other projects and Sandra says it’s just not been the same goggling the box without her best pal.

Sandra told Eamonn and Ruth and that she wanted to do new things after Gogglebox (Credit: ITV)

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In the last series she shared her screen time with her 24-year-old daughter, Chanchez.

That was back in December and the switch came as a major shock to viewers because there hadn’t been any warning.

After angry tweets, Channel 4 said: "Sandi has decided to leave the show to pursue her singing career and other opportunities and we wish her all the very best."

I'm moving on, and keeping up with the times.

Now Sandra’s leaving too and she’s spoken to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford on This Morning, telling them: "I'm moving on, and keeping up with the times.

Last year Sandra's sidekick Sandi quit the show (Credit: Channel 4)

"Sandi left last year, she's my bonafide, my TV partner.

"My daughter came on after, and I always said it wouldn't have been the same with her, as there are certain subjects I couldn't discuss.

"Watching [sex] with my daughter wasn't the same, as it's difficult to talk about [sex] with my daughter."

But Sandra won’t be forgetting what made her famous. She has a Gogglebox tattoo on her wrist (hidden under the usual flamboyant bling) and she says she’s very grateful to the show.

Sandra loves the show so much she has a Gogglebox tattoo (Credit: ITV)

Meanwhile Goggle fans were devastated by the news she’s not coming back.

One said: "Sandra is not allowed to leave Gogglebox. Tell her!" while another added: "cant believe you are leaving the show won't be the same without you."

A third shared: "Great to see you on @thismorning @sandragogglebox sad you're leaving but looking forward to seeing what the future holds."

As for Sandi, she’s now chasing a singing career after releasing her debut single Casanova earlier this year.

Sandra is in panto this Christmas (Credit: ITV)

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She's also got together with the singer-songwriter Jack Rose for a cover of Bing Crosby's White Christmas which helped raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

It’s not clear what Sandra will be doing next but Celebrity Big Brother is starting in a few short weeks so…could we be seeing her sitting on a very famous chair instead of that Gogglebox sofa?

There’s no word but Channel 5 bosses have got a taste for putting couples into this summer’s house. Perhaps we haven’t seen the last of Sandi and Sandra just yet.