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The Michael Family Have Been Dropped From "Gogglebox" Because Andrew Is Standing For UKIP

The Sun reported that the family has been axed because the Dad is standing at the next general election.

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You know the Michael family in Gogglebox, featuring Louis, the guy who usually does this?

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The Sun reported this morning that the Michael family will no longer appear in the programme, as father Andrew is standing as a UKIP party candidate for Hastings and Rye at the general election. A spokesperson for Channel 4 told the paper that was why they did not appear in last week's episode.

Channel 4 has confirmed the story to BuzzFeed News. In a statement, the broadcaster said:

Mr Michaels has confirmed his proposed candidacy as a UKIP MP. Sadly any Gogglebox cast member who becomes a candidate for a political party will have to step down from their involvement in Gogglebox.

It's with great regret that The Michaels are no longer in the show. They have been excellent contributors to Gogglebox, and we are very grateful for all they have given to the show.

Carolyne Michael, the mother, has also shared this.

💔 its with g8t sadness that we must say goodbye to the wonderful Gogglebox family 😭 Andy entering politics so can no longer stay with it 😪

Carolyne Michael@MichaelFamilyMaFollow

its with g8t sadness that we must say goodbye to the wonderful Gogglebox family Andy entering politics so can no longer stay with it

5:21 PM - 17 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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We've loved every min of our involvement. It's the best show on TV & I want to thank everyone for their wonderful support 😘 we'll miss u ❤️

Carolyne Michael@MichaelFamilyMaFollow

We've loved every min of our involvement. It's the best show on TV & I want to thank everyone for their wonderful support we'll miss u

5:27 PM - 17 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And Louis has shared this.

Thank you everyone for your support and heartfelt words, I can't accurately express my gratitude enough in 140 characters 💞

GOGGLEBOX LOUIS@LouisxmichaelFollow

Thank you everyone for your support and heartfelt words, I can't accurately express my gratitude enough in 140 characters

2:02 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But it is rather interesting that while the Michael and Gilby families have been axed, Steph and Dom are still on the show, despite making this:

This programme, broadcast on Channel 4 earlier this week, featured Steph and Dom getting considerably drunk with Nigel Farage at their guest house.

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