Gogglebox star Mary Cook has died in hospital at the age of 92, Channel 4 has announced.

Mary, from Bristol, appeared on the show with her friend Marina Wingrove from 2016. Their appearances saw the two women comment on television shows as they watched them.

Her death was confirmed today (Monday) in a statement released by Channel 4 and Studio Lambert, which makes the programme, on behalf of Cook’s family.

The statement said: “We are extremely saddened to share that Gogglebox star Mary Cook passed away in hospital this weekend at the age of 92 with her family by her side.

“Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend to many, Mary, who worked in the hospitality trade, had been married and widowed twice.”

Before being invited to join Gogglebox, Cook and Wingrove became friends at a retirement village more than 10 years ago.”

The pair “became instant fan favourites due to their brilliantly witty and often cheeky moments”, the statement added.

“Mary will be sorely missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew.

“Our love and thoughts are with Mary’s family, friends, and Marina. The family have asked for privacy at this sad time.”

Andy Michael also passed in August, at 61 years

Andy Michael died in August having battled with illness for a short time.

Michael first appeared in the debut season of Gogglebox in 2013. He and his family then left in 2014 as he was running for Ukip in the General Election

After he failed to secure the Hastings and Rye seat, the family returned for future episodes.

 A statement given to the PA news agency, said: “We are deeply saddened to share the passing of Gogglebox star Andy Michael at the age of 61 following a short illness.

“Andy passed away last weekend with his family by his side.

"Retired hotelier Andy, who brought much wit and insight to Gogglebox, was one of the show’s original cast members, appearing in the very first episode in 2013.

"Beloved father to Katy, Alex, Pascal and Louis, and cherished husband of Carolyne, Andy was a much-loved and respected member of the Gogglebox family, and he will be very sadly missed.

“Our love and thoughts are with Carolyne and the entire family. The family have asked for privacy at this very sad time”.

Pete McGarry died in June 2021

Gogglebox fans also paid tribute earlier this year to Pete McGarry who died in June, aged 71.

The TV favourite was surrounded by his family when he died after suffering from a short illness.

A statement released on behalf of his family said: “We are deeply saddened to announce that Gogglebox star Pete McGarry passed away at the age of 71 this weekend with his family by his side after a short illness.”

The statement said his death was not related to Covid-19.

McGarry, his wife Linda and her son, George Gilbey, originally joined the Channel 4 programme in 2013, returning for the seventh series in 2016.

The statement added: “Pete will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew.

“Our thoughts are with Linda, their children and grandchildren.

“Since 2000, Pete and Linda have fostered over 100 children and he is a beloved father, husband and grandfather. The family have asked for privacy at this sad time.”