A Gogglebox favourite has reportedly signed up to the huge reality competition (Picture: Channel 4)
Gogglebox legend Stephen Webb has reportedly signed up to Dancing On Ice, just days after quitting the Channel 4 programme.
The reality TV icon confirmed he was stepping down from the show with his partner Daniel Lustig-Webb, after a decade on our screens.
Sharing a video announcing their departure, the couple thanked their fans for ‘all your love and support over the years’.
‘It really has meant a lot,’ Stephen continued. ‘We just wanted to do this video just to say thank you to you guys.’
Daniel blew a kiss at the camera, before his partner stressed that if viewers get ‘withdrawal symptoms’, then ‘we are available on Netflix’.
And it’s now been reported that Stephen will soon be heading to ITV for the star-studded competition.
A source said: ‘Many Gogglebox stars face a dilemma at some point.
‘Many of them develop profiles in their own right and inevitably receive offers to appear on other shows.’
The insider continued to The Sun: ‘If they do go on other things they are making official their transition to celebrity, and Gogglebox reviewers are meant to be regular members of the public.
‘Stephen had very much developed his own profile.
‘It wasn’t a surprise he received other offers, though no one would have necessarily guessed he’d be doing Dancing On Ice.’
Stephen joined Gogglebox in 2013 (Picture: @stephengwebb1971)
Stephen first joined Gogglebox as one of the original stars in 2013 for season one, with his former co-star Christopher Steed.
After Christopher left the series in 2017, Stephen’s mother Pat Webb took his place from series 10 to 12.
Daniel has joined Stephen since series 13, appearing on Gogglebox from 2019.
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‘After a brilliant and illustrious time on Gogglebox, Stephen and Daniel have decided that now is the right time to explore life beyond the sofa and leave the show,’ said show creators Studio Lambert and Channel 4.
‘As one of the original Goggleboxers, Stephen has entertained the nation with his hilarious quips since the show first started in 2013, sharing his opinions on the best and biggest TV events of the last ten years.
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‘We would like to thank him and Daniel for being utterly brilliant contributors to the show, and we wish them well with their future projects.’
Metro.co.uk has approached Stephen’s reps for comment.
Gogglebox airs on Fridays at 9pm on Channel 4.
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