Gogglebox star Baggs family quits Channel 4 show after three series, focuses on work commitments

They are known for their hilarious comments while watching TV.

But after three series on the beloved Channel 4 show, the Baggs have quit Gogglebox.

The Essex family – made up of dad Terry, mum Lisa and sons Joe and George – decided to leave for work reasons.

goodbye!  Baggs quit Gogglebox after three series on Channel 4 hit

goodbye! Baggs quit Gogglebox after three series on Channel 4 hit

Joe shared a statement from the family on his Instagram, along with a series of snaps of them from the series.

He wrote: “Hi everyone! Just wanted to give you a quick update on the Baggs family.

“After 3 incredible seasons on Channel 4’s Gogglebox, we’ve decided to leave the show. We love every second of being part of the Gogglebox family, it’s truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

“There are so many exciting opportunities for all of us, and we couldn’t commit to another series, but are so grateful for this opportunity.”

Too busy: Essex family - made up of dad Terry, mum Lisa and sons Joe and George - decide to leave for work reasons

Too busy: Essex family – made up of dad Terry, mum Lisa and sons Joe and George – decide to leave for work reasons

Out: Joe shared a statement from the family on his Instagram, along with a series of snaps from them in the series

Out: Joe shared a statement from the family on his Instagram, along with a series of snaps from them in the series

Saying goodbye: He wrote:

Saying goodbye: He wrote: “Hi everyone! Just wanted to give you a quick update on the Baggs family.

Fans were understandably upset by the news and wished the family well in the comments section.

One person said: “Missing you guys, favorite family on gogglebox”.

The second agreed: ‘Good luck to you all! ! ! My favorite family member!

A third responded: ‘Nooooooo!!!! One of my favorite shows. But honestly, you’re more fun on tiktok.

“I hope your departure means that your own show is possible.”

'Favourite family': Fans are understandably upset by the news and wish the family well in the comments section

‘Favourite family’: Fans are understandably upset by the news and wish the family well in the comments section

Gogglebox co-star Ellie Warner commented, “Good luck to you all,” followed by a string of heart emojis.

The unfortunate news comes after Gogglebox’s Chris Ashby-Steed stepped down from fame for a quieter life in rural Wales with new husband Tony. Bullied on the show by his ex-boyfriend and co-star Stephen Webb.

Tony slammed the production staff of the Channel 4 series in September, claiming in a series of tweets that Stephen’s actions were perpetuated by the boss behind it.

After enjoying reality TV from 2013 to 2018, he was quickly replaced by Stephen’s current husband, Daniel Lustig.

Farewell: Gogglebox co-star Ellie Warner comments 'all the best', followed by string of heart emoji

Farewell: Gogglebox co-star Ellie Warner comments ‘all the best’, followed by string of heart emoji

Moving on: After Gogglebox's Chris Ashby-Steed retires from fame for a quieter life in rural Wales with new husband Tony, the sad news - — Previously he claimed he was bullied out of the scheme by ex-boyfriend and co-star Stephen Webb

Moving on: After Gogglebox’s Chris Ashby-Steed retires from fame for a quieter life in rural Wales with new husband Tony, the sad news – — Previously he claimed he was bullied out of the scheme by ex-boyfriend and co-star Stephen Webb

now a A resident of Adpar in Emlyn, Newcastle, the TV personality has been keeping his fans informed about the renovations to the couple’s gorgeous property.

He announced the news on Instagram back in January, along with a series of exterior photos of the detached double-fronted home.

He wrote of this spectacular property:’Introducing you to our new home, finally exchanging contracts in our beautiful Victorian home in South West Wales, love at first sight! xx.

Recently, Chris shared a sunny photo of his garden studio where he has been busy making decorations for their abode.

Happier times: Tony slammed the series in September after claiming Stephen's (left) behaviour was perpetuated by the boss (pictured with Chris in the 2010s)

Happier times: Tony slammed the series in September after claiming Stephen’s (left) behaviour was perpetuated by the boss (pictured with Chris in the 2010s)

In the caption, he wrote: “Spending a little time in my studio making stuff on this beautiful sunny day is my opinion, just love living in Wales x.”

MailOnline has reached out to representatives of Gogglebox and Stephen for comment.

in September, Tony slammed the Channel 4 series’ producers in a series of tweets that tagged Paige Deville, 24, after she recently claimed she also had a bad experience as a contributor.

‘Our hearts are with you @Paige_deville. The studio stood by watching Stephen bully my husband Chris on the show and did nothing to stop him,” he began.

Busy bees: Now a resident of Adpar in Emlyn, Newcastle, the TV personality has been keeping his fans informed about the renovations to the couple's gorgeous property

Busy bees: Now a resident of Adpar in Emlyn, Newcastle, the TV personality has been keeping his fans informed about the renovations to the couple’s gorgeous property

“It helped him get his mum on the show with Chris on his back without telling him, and then a few weeks before filming, Stephen passed [sic] One of his usual heroines, refused to film with Chris and would only film with his mother.

‘They did nothing! Chris was very upset and then they didn’t contact him once after he was forced to leave and I had to deal with Chris’ broken mental health.

“Even a year later, when parts of the story came to light, the Daily Mirror and the BBC were afraid to let the full truth come out for fear of prosecution.

‘ The studio imposed a kind of gag order on him to stop the story from coming out. A lot of scary people. You better stay away from it, hun xxx,” he concluded.

Chris, who has been a couch potato since his 2013 debut, was dropped from the show in 2018 to be replaced by Stephen’s mom, a move he admits made him suicidal. He married Tony a year before the event.

Imposing: Back in January, he announced the news on Instagram, along with a series of exterior photos of the detached double-fronted home

Imposing: Back in January, he announced the news on Instagram, along with a series of exterior photos of the detached double-fronted home

He told Mirror Back in 2019: “Sometimes I feel so low that I think, ‘How can I kill myself?'”

Before admitting recently that she left the show amid a heated argument with mom Sally, Page tweeted that “due to lengthy filming, restrictions, control over our actions and opinions, and zero aftermath support” Unable to continue the show.

A Gogglebox representative told MailOnline at the time: “Contributor wellbeing – past and present – is paramount, and there are strong agreements in place to support contributors before, during and after their participation in the series.”

Page’s allegations of “long working hours” and “restrictiveness” come after Gogglebox production staff claimed earlier this year that they were “screaming 12 hours a day”.

Stunning: Chris recently shared a sunny photo of his garden studio where he was busy making decorations for their abode

Stunning: Chris recently shared a sunny photo of his garden studio where he was busy making decorations for their abode

Staff claimed they suffered “inhumane” working conditions on the Channel 4 show and were allegedly advised they were told not to interfere with filming by going into Covid self-isolation.

Lambert Studios, the company that makes the popular show, has come under fire after receiving complaints from several employees, protector reported at the time.

While the show was used as part of Channel 4’s #StayAtHome campaign, staff reportedly claimed they were told to avoid self-isolation.

There were also claims that off-screen crews were allegedly forced to work non-stop and for excessive hours to ensure the hit show was ready.

Shocking: Husband (right) of former Gogglebox star Chris (left) slammed the show's boss in a series of tweets in September after Page Deville claimed 'zero aftermath'

Shocking: Husband (right) of former Gogglebox star Chris (left) slammed the show’s boss in a series of tweets in September after Page Deville claimed ‘zero aftermath’

A former employee apparently said it was the worst job they’ve ever had, insisting the treatment of staff was sometimes “inhumane”.

As concerns started to emerge, the Broadcasting, Entertainment, Communications and Theatre Alliance (Bectu), which supports staff and freelancers working in the media and entertainment industry, is said to have been contacted.

Specifically, the union is working to improve working conditions for those who work on the reality show.

It launched the #UnseenOnScreen campaign through its Unscripted Branch to raise awareness about bullying and harassment in the TV industry.

Bectu has reportedly received several complaints about Lambert’s studio, and the union said it was trying to arrange a meeting with the production company.

A spokesperson for Studio Lambert said: “Studio Lambert takes the wellbeing of its team very seriously in all of its productions and has taken steps to encourage people to raise any questions they may have and to provide support for They offer a support system. A range of questions.

Channel 4 is said to have set up a whistleblower service for employees, a move reportedly welcomed by Gogglebox staff.

If you are affected by this story, please feel free to contact The Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone.

GONE: Paige (left) and her mum Sally (already) have been regulars on the show since its 2019 debut

GONE: Paige (left) and her mum Sally (already) have been regulars on the show since its 2019 debut