Gogglebox’s Ellie Warner extends break from show amid boyfriend's crash
Ellie Warner is set to miss tonight’s episode of Gogglebox after extending her break from the show in light of her boyfriend being critically injured in a hit and run crash.
The 31-year-old from Leeds has not appeared on the Channel 4 show since her boyfriend Nat was hit by a car two weeks ago, leaving him fighting for his life.
Ellie, who usually appears with her sister Izzi on the show, is being supported by Gogglebox bosses and given as much time off as she needs, according to reports from The Sun.
A source told the publication: ‘Channel 4 take duty of care really seriously. Obviously Ellie and Izzi are two of the most loved regulars on the show but it wouldn’t be right for them to have to film a light hearted show when Nat is in such a critical condition.
‘Producers have made it clear there is no pressure to return to filming and they can take all the time they need.’
The hairdresser has been by Nat’s bedside since the accident, with him now being in a critical but stable condition after being hit by a car on a night out.
Nat had been rushed to intensive care on March 18 after he was hit by a car in Halton, Leeds, while walking home from a night out.
A family member had revealed he’d suffered a broken neck and back, and two collapsed lungs and was initially placed on a life support machine.
West Yorkshire Police confirmed in a statement: ‘The pedestrian remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital and enquiries into the incident are ongoing.’
Ellie and Izzi have been a regular fixture on Gogglebox since 2015 and are a popular pairing with viewers.
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