Gogglebox star Paige Deville reveals why she really left show

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Paige Deville (left) and her mother Sally Hayward on Gogglebox.  (Instagram/ Paige Deville)
Paige Deville (left) and her mother Sally Hayward on Gogglebox. (Instagram/ Paige Deville)

Gogglebox’s Paige Deville has revealed that she quit the show after falling out with her co-star mother Sally Hayward.

The TV personality, 25, from Birmingham posted on social media that she will not be appearing in a new series after a family spat.

She said she now had “nothing to do” with her mother who she revealed quit the show first.

She wrote: “There have been problems within the family and my mum was given an ultimatum. The decision means I have nothing to do with her now. I think the decision is irreversible. It is very sad but that’s life unfortunately.”

Paige went on to tell BirminghamLive that when her mother said she was leaving Gogglebox she was invited to work with another family member.

However, she refused the offer adding: “My mum and myself had started the journey together and I wasn’t going to film with anyone else.”

She also claimed Gogglebox programme makers had failed to support her after she pulled out of the show.

The TV star said: “I felt I didn’t really have any support after the split with my mum. They sent me a number to speak to a therapist. But I didn’t feel like there was much after care support.”

She went onto to claim appearing on the hit show was like “being thrown into the lions den”, with little help offered when she was targeted by online trolls.

She said the filming sessions would begin at 3.30pm and go on until after midnight with cast members paid £100 per session.

Paige also said she and her mum were often second choice when “favourites” weren’t available to film.

She said: “There are more popular characters on the show than myself and my mum like Pete and Sophie and the Malones. When they weren’t available producers would contact us and ask us to film at the drop of a hat which we would do.”

On twitter she added: “I have made the decision to walk away from Gogglebox. It’s been an experience but one I cannot continue with due to long hours of filming, restrictiveness, control of our actions and opinions & zero aftercare support but hey who cares about ex cast, [they’re] NTA winners.”

Channel 4 responded in a statement: “The welfare of contributors – past and present – is of paramount importance and robust protocols are in place to support contributors before, during and after taking part in the series.”

Paige’s departure comes amid a difficult few months for Gogglebox with the death of three regulars and seven cast members quit the programme ahead of the new series which started last night.

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