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'I miss everyone': Gogglebox Australia's Emmie opens up about her lonely life right now

Everyone's favourite Grandma shares a heartwarming message with fans.

Gogglebox Australia fans were sad to hear Nana Silbery wasn't returning to Season 12 due to safety precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

And it seems Emmie is just as upset, but she has an inspiring message to share with her fans.  

"I would just like to say that I'm missing not seeing them," she told LifeStyle.

"I think it's lovely that they're so kind as to say how much they miss me.

"And I miss being able to communicate with them in the way I normally do. But, it has to be like this, so I accept whatever I'm told."

Although she misses being on the couch with her granddaughter Isabelle, Emmie is happy to be living with her daughter Kerry, in separate parts of their home.


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"Mum and I are extremely fortunate, we live in a beautiful apartment on the beach. It's lovely and quiet down here, and we've got a beautiful neighbourhood of lovely people who all help each other," Kerry explained.

However, something the 91-year-old grandmother is still coming to terms with, is the distance from Gogglebox crew members, who she says have almost become like family to her over the years.

"Oh, I miss the companionship with the crew...  We have a lot of fun. We communicate with the team, and Isabelle, Kerry and I have a lot of fun together," she revealed.

"I just miss the companionship and being able to give people hugs and... I am lonely."

Sadness aside, Emmie says she has a lot to be grateful for and that includes friendship.

"I have friends ringing up to check in on me. I had someone call up the other day that I hadn't heard from in years."

And when she's not on phone calls with dear companions, Emmie says she's had her nose in her books.

"I've read 20 books in lockdown as I'm a part of a book club. It's a group of ladies and we all select a book every month and its a very diverse collection of stories we've covered."

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"I've read such good books, I've run out at the moment so I've gone onto a love dovey thing, romantic rubbish," she says before laughing.

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