Gogglebox June to release a book

The Channel 4 star is releasing a book to celebrate the life of her late husband Leon.

The TV favourite was left devastated last year when her husband of 60 years passed away after a short illness aged 83.

June decided not to return to the Channel 4 show following his death, but announced today that she would be releasing a book about their life together.

The tome, Leon and June: Our Story will look back on their life together from when they first met at teacher training college in 1955.

It will also include details of their fight to marry, living in Liverpool in the 1960s - the Beatles era - and finding fame later in life.

June told the BBC: "Leon often said he'd like to write our story. So now I can do it for him."

The couple were the first pair to be cast on the hit show back in 2013 and soon became one of the most popular faces on Gogglebox among viewers.

Kelly Ellis, Editorial Director for Blink Publishing said: "Leon and June have spent so much time in our living rooms and us in theirs that they feel like an extended part of the family.

"Their gentle ribbing of each other on Gogglebox and Leon's cheeky jokes were always the perfect tonic on a Friday evening."

Leon last appeared in the show's Christmas Special, which had been recorded before his death.

When the new full series started earlier this year, June tweeted that she was enjoying watching the show as a viewer, and also shared some sweet memories of her late husband.

She tweeted: "Sitting comfortably, drink poured, snacks ready, in pj's waiting for 9pm C4 Series 11 GOGGLEBOX! Let the entertainment begin!!"

When one fan tweeted her about Leon's love of cheese, June replied: "Amazed when I go in the fridge and the cheese is still there & no cracker crumbs in the kitchen!!"

Another viewer then reminded her of the time naughty Leon opened a box of chocolates that were meant to be a gift and then put the wrapper back on.

June replied: "not the first time he's eaten some chocs that were meant for a present. So naughty!!"

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