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Gogglebox’s Malone family confirm they WILL return to sofa after oldest son Tom Jnr quits after six years on show

GOGGLEBOX'S Malone family have confirmed they will return on tonight's Gogglebox after son Tom Jnr announced he has quit.

Like many fans, the much-loved Manchester family can't wait to see the show's return on Channel 4 tonight.

Taking to Twitter today, they wrote: "GOOD MORNING EVERYONE ITS GOGGLEBOX FRIDAY ! WE ARE BACK @C4Gogglebox HOPE YOU ARE JOINING US TONIGHT AT 9PM .PUT YOUR FEET UP ,(ITS BEEN A WEIRD TIME BUT WE ARE GETTING THERE ) AND ENJOY ! !"

Yesterday the official Gogglebox account shared its excitement ahead of the new series, writing: "We are back TOMORROW !!! GET THE TREATS READY."

One fan said he was "super excited" to see the family back even if it was without Tom.

The Malones' replied with a rainbow and love heart emoji.

Others said they "can't wait" and were in "need of a giggle".

Dancer Tom yesterday revealed he has quitting the show after six years on the sofa.

Last year the 26-year-old choreographer and TikTok star, who is dating stunning model Bryony Briscoe, hinted he would quit the show after his girlfriend wasn't allowed to join.

The Sun previously reported that he said "contract issues" meant she wasn't able to appear.

And now Tom has jacked it in and says he's available for other TV work and opportunities.

"So after 6 and a half years it’s finally time to put down the remote, and to say goodbye to Gogglebox," he wrote on Instagram.

"I’ve loved every minute and I’m eternally grateful to @channel4 and @studiolambert for allowing me to be a part of the show.

"But new opportunities are knocking on the door and it’s time to explore them.

"I look forward to enjoying the show as a viewer and not having to worry about having said something stupid.

"PS. Don’t worry my family @themalonesgb and @shaunmalone95 will still be on the show to keep you guys entertained every Friday.

"To the future."

Tom's girlfriend Bryony’s high-flying job means she is often jetting off to exotic filming locations, recently appearing on location in Marbella, Spain.

But he explained that one place she isn't being welcomed is on the Malone family sofa when Gogglebox is filming.

Tom told the Daily Star that members of the family are prepared to bail on the show, saying: "If the opportunity was good enough then yeah 100 per cent we would leave.

"I think the rest of us would be able to stay on Gogglebox."

He added: "Because of contracts and stuff, unfortunately, you won't see my girlfriend on the show."

Tom previously told fans he was moving in with the northern stunner, who has 18,000 Instagram followers.

He tweeted: "This time next week I'm gonna be sitting down to watch a Christmas movie with my beautiful girlfriend in our new apartment. I can't wait."

Tom joined Gogglebox for the fourth series and has been a show regular alongside his dad Tom Snr, mum Julie, brother Shaun and their rottweillers, Dave, Lucy, Izzy and Joe, ever since.

The TV star is a dance choreographer and has previously performed with Rita Ora, Fergie and Wiley.

His dance crew Ruff Diamond were runners-up on Sky One's Got to Dance in 2013, although he now dances with Soul Mavericks.

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