Jenny and Lee speaking on Gogglebox

Gogglebox star Jenny Newby in hospital as co-star Lee reveals she’s had operation

Jenny's co-star and friend Lee issued an update on her

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Gogglebox favourite Jenny Newby was forced to miss the BAFTAs after undergoing an operation in hospital.

At Sunday evening’s awards ceremony, Jenny’s co-star and friend Lee Riley attended without her.

He told press at the event that Jenny is “not very well” and has had an operation.

Gogglebox stars Jenny Newby and Lee Riley at NTAs
Jenny has undergone an operation in hospital, her co-star and friend Lee revealed (Credit:

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Speaking to HELLO!, Lee said: “Yeah, she’s not very well. She’s had an operation.”

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Lee added: “She’s doing well though. She was invited but [the appointment was in BAFTA week]. She’s doing well.

“You can’t turn down an NHS operation, can you?”

Jenny and Lee on Gogglebox
Lee said Jenny is “doing well” after her op (Credit: Channel 4)

Meanwhile, speaking to The Sun, Lee said Jenny’s operation was “minor” and “she’ll be watching from there from her hospital bed”.

BAFTAs 2022

During last night’s awards ceremony, Gogglebox won the Reality and Constructed Factual gong.

On stage, Lee told the audience and viewers: “It’s a pleasure to be stood here this evening to collect this award for past and present of the families who have been on Gogglebox.

“We’d like to thank Channel 4 as usual and of course Studio Lambert and the production team, the crews that go up and down the country every weekday to film us, to make us look better than what we are.”

Gogglebox stars, including Lee Riley, on stage at BAFTAs after winning award
Lee and the other Gogglebox stars got on stage to accept the award (Credit: BAFTAs/YouTube)

Where were Lee and Jenny on Gogglebox?

Lee’s appearance at the BAFTAs last night comes after Gogglebox viewers spotted his and Jenny’s absence from the show on Friday night.

As fans tuned in to watch the latest episode, Jenny and Lee were nowhere to be seen.

Towards the end of the show, one viewer tweeted: “Not the same without Lee & Jenny.”

Another tweeted: “I do love this show but it is just not the same without #Lee and #Jenny.”

A third pondered: “Where is Jenny & Lee tonight?”

Another admitted: “Missing my favourites Jenny and Lee.”

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We missed them too! Hopefully they’ll be back this Friday.

Gogglebox continues on Channel 4, Friday May 13, at 9pm.

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