Gogglebox star Pat Webb dies aged 75 after a 39long

Gogglebox star Pat Webb dies aged 75 after a 'long illness' as show veteran Stephen pays tribute to his beloved mother

Popular Gogglebox star Pat Webb has died aged 75 after a “long illness”.

Pat, who appeared in series 10 to 12 alongside her son Stephen, who is also a series regular, died this weekend aged 75.

Stephen took to Instagram on Monday and shared a sweet photo of himself with his mother.

He wrote: “Mummy Pat, you were one in a million, took everyone at face value, would share your last fiver with a stranger, the salt of the earth and the absolute center of our world! Rest in peace, Mum.”

The news was also announced on Gogglebox's social media page.

Gogglebox star Patt Webb died at the weekend aged 75 after a “long illness” – her son Stephen, who also appears on the show, paid tribute to her on Instagram on Monday

Stephen shared this sweet post along with the photo as fans of the show expressed their condolences

Stephen shared this sweet post along with the photo as fans of the show expressed their condolences

The official Gogglebox account shared this post on Twitter shortly afterwards

The official Gogglebox account shared this post on Twitter shortly afterwards

A statement said: “We are deeply saddened to announce that Gogglebox star Mummy Pat Webb passed away this weekend aged 75 after a long illness.”

“Pat was a popular cast member of series 10-12 along with her son Stephen.”

“Mum Pat will be remembered and missed by her children Stephen, Denise, Sharon, Beverley and extended family.”

“Our thoughts are with the family, who have requested privacy at this sad time.”

Fans of Pat took to the comments on the post to express their condolences after the sad news was announced on social media.

They said: 'Oh I loved your mum on Gogglebox, you two were great together.' I'm very sorry to hear this sad news.'

'Oh my God, I'm so sorry.' She was such a character on Gogglebox.'

“Oh Stephen, I’m so sorry! Your mother was so funny when you were both on Gogglebox. Sending you, Daniel and your family so much love.'

The sad news comes after Stephen announced he was leaving the show last year.

Fans loved tuning in and watching Stephen's beautiful relationship with his mother on the show

Fans loved tuning in and watching Stephen's beautiful relationship with his mother on the show

Stephen confirmed he would not be returning to Gogglebox after leaving the show to join Dancing On Ice.

He said at the time: “It's been 10 years and it's time to move on and see what else is out there.”

“We've shot the final scenes of the last series and they've already been shown.” There are a few possibilities in the pipeline but I won't say too much yet.

“If I were approached I would love to do Celeb Bear Grylls – I think I could do really well with that.”

“But the worst part of the experience would be eating things – something like rats would be my nightmare.”

But in a shocking turn of events, Stephen was forced to retire after breaking his left ankle during a training session.