Gogglebox’s Dave leaves UK without Shirley saying ‘it’s a long story’ as he breaks silence on rumour they quit show

Dave and Shirley sitting on sofa Gogglebox
-Credit: (Image: Channel 4)


Gogglebox star Dave Griffiths is enjoying a holiday to Dubai without partner Shirley, as the couple face rumours they’ve quit the hit show.

The Caerphilly-based couple joined the Channel 4 show in 2015, and have been a hit with fans ever since.

As the show wrapped up its latest series, Dave took to Instagram to announce he was jetting off to Dubai. Although Shirley wasn’t by his side in the video filmed at Birmingham airport, fans assumed she would be joining him on the trip.

However, he continued posting solo snaps, including one of the couple’s son,Simon, who fans are gushing over.

On a solo snap, one follower commented: “Looks like your having a great time bet your missing Shirl.”

Gogglebox star Dave with thumb in his mouth
Gogglebox star Dave is enjoying a trip to Dubai without wife Shirley -Credit:Instagram/@dave_shirl_gogglebox

“I am she puts the stability in my life,” the Gogglebox star commented, as fans couldn’t get over how adorable he was.

In a second snap from his travels, the star posed in front of an Incredible Hulk statue, as a friend commented: “Have a brilliant time tell Shirl am asking for her.”

However, the star confirmed his wife unfortunately wasn’t joining him on this trip, as he penned: “all right lovely ime not with shirley ime with my boy long story, but ile give her your love when I get back hope you and Georgia are good will keep in touch xxxxx.”

Gogglebox star Dave posing in front of Incredible Hulk
Dave broke his silence on rumours he was leaving the show -Credit:Instagram/@dave_shirl_gogglebox

Although Dave didn’t confirm the reason for Shirley’s absence, it’s not all bad news as he did shut down rumours that they had left the show.

Underneath a photo of his son enjoying his time in Dubai, one concerned fan wrote: “Hi David I hear you’re leaving please don't I think you two are brilliant and funny [crying emoji].”

As other ‘upset’ fans took to the comments, luckily Dave was on hand to put their minds at rest. "No we are not leaving,” he stated, as fans expressed their relief.

Dave and Shirley Gogglebox selfie smiling
Dave and Shirley have been on Gogglebox since 2015 -Credit:dave_shirl_gogglebox/Instagram

Some fans were more focused on the reality TV couple's rarely-seen son, as they took to the comment to swoon over his shirtless snap.

Although the pair have been on the hit show for almost a decade, they have never been joined by any of their other family members like several of their co-stars.

It looks like fans wished they had introduced their son earlier, as he posed for a shirtless snap.

“And what channel do we tune in to see him?” joked one. Another exclaimed: “He’s hot!”