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Gogglebox’s Stephen Webb posts emotional Instagram about ‘being happy’ after ex’s bullying claims

GOGGLEBOX star Stephen Webb has shared an emotional post with husband Daniel Lustig after his ex's "bullying" claims.

The TV favourite, 50, beamed as he embraced his partner in the sweet photo.

Stephen simply captioned it: "Be happy " with a heart emoji.

The touching post delighted fans who were thrilled to see the couple ahead of Friday night's instalment of the Channel 4 show.

One wrote: "love you both”, while another shared: "beautiful photo of you two".

It comes after ex-Gogglebox star Chris Ashby-Steed claimed he was "bullied off the show" in a rant via his husband Tony.

Tony, who has been married to Chris since 2017, has lashed out on his partner's behalf following the sudden exit of Gogglebox's Paige Deville.

Taking to Twitter, Tony has accused production staff of standing by and letting Chris' co-star Stephen Webb 'bully' him off the show.

Tony, who married Chris a year before he left Gogglebox, also claims that show bosses did not reach out to his husband after it emerged he was left 'feeling suicidal following his departure'.

The bold accusations come just days after Paige launched a scathing attack at Gogglebox, claiming she experienced "zero aftercare" while on the show.

Tweeting the 25-year-old directly, Tony said: "Our hearts go out to you @Paige_deville. The studio stood by and watched Stephen bully my husband Chris off the show and did nothing to stop him. The helped him get his mum on the show behind Chris’s back without even telling him….

"@Paige_deville, they don’t seem to give a damn about the people below the superficial, it’s all about ratings and awards, not people.

"Even when it came out that being forced off the show made Chris suicidal, they didn’t contact him once!"

Tony went on to claim both he and Chris are 'haunted' by their experience, but insisted to worried fans that is husband is "better now".

A Gogglebox spokesperson told The Sun Online: “Support is available to all previous and current cast members as the welfare of the families – past and present -  is of utmost importance.”

Chris joined Gogglebox alongside Stephen in 2013. The pair started out as a couple but agreed to continue on the show as friends after their romance came to an end.

But in 2018, fans were left shocked when Chris was replaced by Stephen's mum on the sofa. In more recent years, Stephen has starred alongside his husband Daniel Lustig.

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