Gogglebox pays tribute to ‘much loved’ Channel 4 publicist Lesley Land after her death aged 47

glasses box‘s latest episode ended with a tribute to publicist Lesley Land, who has died aged 47.

Channel 4’s popular show aired a new episode on Friday 9 December which ended with a photo of Land.

Accompanying the image were the words: “Loving Memory – Lesley Land, 1981 – 2022.”

country edited glasses box for more than eight years along with other Channel 4 projects such as The Big Narstie Show and The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan.

She died on Friday (December 2). A cause of death was not announced diversity reports that she died “unexpectedly” at home.

In a statement at the time, Channel 4 said all staff at the station were “deeply saddened” by the news.

“Lesley was a wonderful friend, a generous colleague and great fun everywhere she went,” the statement said.

“But ultimately, family was at the heart of Lesley’s life. Our hearts are with them at this devastating time. Much loved by all who knew her, she will be greatly missed.”

Channel 4’s statement added that Land had “never been prouder” than when he was working on comedian David Baddiel’s documentary on anti-Semitism. Jews don’t count.

“She was just a delight: funny and upbeat and insightful and boundlessly energetic,” Baddiel said transmission. “I was really looking forward to working with her again and I’m very sad that I won’t now.”

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Writer and director Russell T. Davies, who has worked with Land Doctor WhoHe said there was “no one you’d rather be with when you’re pushing a Dalek up a ramp at 3am”.

“Of course, her uncle Michael Grade famously canceled Doctor Who back in the eighties. ‘To hell with him!’ she would say, hooting, she loves him very much,” he recalled.

Many more in the film, television and radio industries paid tribute on social media.

“Shocked by the devastating news… Sending love and my heartfelt condolences to the family of Lesley Land,” radio host Kevin Hughes wrote on Twitter.

“You are on my mind today. May her memory be a blessing. I cherish all my memories of fun times and pop nights. Rest in peace dear LL.”

“Thinking of the friends, colleagues and family of great Lesley country,” he wrote heat Entertainment Editor for Boyd Hilton Magazine.

“One of the best people who was so brilliant at her job. It was always a great pleasure to see them and find out about TV, showbiz, Arsenal, life… Rest well La Land. May her memory be a blessing.”

Land is survived by her mother Anita, her father Brook and her brother.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/gogglebox-lesley-land-death-channel-4-b2243093.html Gogglebox pays tribute to ‘much loved’ Channel 4 publicist Lesley Land after her death aged 47

JOE HERNANDEZ

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