Gogglebox's Dave Griffiths addresses rumour he’s quitting the show: ‘No we are not leaving’

Gogglebox’s Dave and Shirley Griffiths have put an end to the rumours that they are leaving the show. Here’s what you need to know about.

Gogglebox Dave and Shirley Griffiths rumours addressed quit the show everything about their life
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Gogglebox Dave and Shirley Griffiths rumours addressed quit the show everything about their life

Gogglebox has been entertaining its viewers since 2013. It has given us many beloved TV stars like George Gilbey - who died of 'traumatic injury' after an 80 ft fall. The show’s premise runs around families in and around the UK who sit in front of their TV sets and film their observations and reactions to the previous week’s TV shows.

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Many couples around the UK have gained fame from the show like Giles Wood and his wife Mary Killen. In the list of these couples, there’s also Dave and Shirley Griffiths.

Dave Griffiths confirms he’s not leaving Gogglebox

Dave, 65, and Shirley, 66, joined Gogglebox in 2015 and they have been much-loved by the viewers ever since. They recently sparked a wave of upset among viewers as they shared that the 24 May episode was the last one of the current series. The pair confirmed they are taking their annual break following the last instalment and jetted off to Dubai.

As Dave posted photos of his vacation in Dubai fans were left with more concerns as he appeared to be without Shirley on the vacation. According to Yahoo! News, Dave filmed a video from Birmingham airport alone and fans assumed that Shirley would be joining him soon. However, when that didn’t happen they were left concerned about their marital status. Dave quickly put these rumours to rest as he confirmed he’s missing Shirley as ‘she puts the stability in my life.’

After this concern was over, many fans flocked to Dave’s comment section to confirm if the couple would be returning to the popular Channel 4 show. One wrote:

Hi David I hear you’re leaving please don't I think you two are brilliant and funny [crying emoji]

Dave was quick to give relief to his fans for this rumour too as he wrote:

No, we are not leaving.

The comment was posted under a picture of his son enjoying his time in Dubai.

Everything we know about Dave and Shirley Griffiths and their children

While some took the opportunity of the photo to ask Dave about the show, others couldn't help but swoon over the couple's rarely-seen son. Many fans pointed out that Dave and Shirley’s 44-year-old son Simon, 44, is ‘hot’ as he was shirtless in the snap.

Although Dave and Shirley have been on the show for almost a decade, they have kept their personal life largely out of the limelight. They rarely post their son and the last post that got traction was in May 2024 where fans pointed out he looked much like his dad, reports The Sun.

The couple posted a video of Simon as he competed in the Newport marathon and finished it in 3 hours 46 minutes.

Apart from Simon, the couple also have a daughter, Gemma, 36. They are also dog parents and have a two-year-old bulldog, Blue.

The lovely Welsh couple hails from Caerphilly, South Wales valleys and not too far out of Cardiff. The two are happily married and have been together for over 40 years, reports Heart Radio.

Dave and Shirley were massive fans of the show before they were spotted by a casting agent in 2015. Apart from being on TV, the couple also has normal jobs. Dave works as a cleaner in a factory and Shirley works in retail.

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Sources Used

Yahoo!: Gogglebox’s Dave leaves UK without Shirley saying ‘it’s a long story’ as he breaks silence on rumour they quit show

The Sun: Gogglebox stars Dave and Shirley share clip of rarely-seen son and fans think he’s his dad’s double

Heart Radio: Who are Welsh couple Dave and Shirley from Gogglebox and how old are they?

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