One Gogglebox sofa has an empty seat… Silent Jay has left the show.
Jay, who usually sits alongside Eve in the Woerdenwebers’ house and, well, says nothing, won’t return for the rest of the series. “It’s with great regret that Silent Jay is no longer in this series of Gogglebox,” a Channel 4 spokesperson told Buzzfeed. “He has been an excellent contributor to Gogglebox, and we are very grateful for all he has given to the show.”
It follows the news that Jay and Eve had split up, with the original plan having been for the pair to finish filming as friends. But it appears not to have worked out, leaving viewers to ponder the various ways to mark this end of an era* (*sort of).
A moment’s silence does seem quite apt
— Alexander Call (@AlexJCall) April 10, 2015
There should be some sort of sofa-themed response, right?
— ZabbasMullet (@BlueRawrer) April 11, 2015
Some pondered what he’ll do next
Has Silent Jay gone off to do his own spin off show now? Mute Box #Gogglebox
— Weasel (@KatieWeasel) April 10, 2015
Others got quite arty with their ideas
— Jonno Turner ? (@jonnot) April 10, 2015
While others are just waiting and waiting and waiting…
GUTTED that Silent Jay has left Gogglebox. But I guess we’ll hear his side of the story now.
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) April 10, 2015