Gogglebox Australia's Emmie Silbery reunites with her co-stars in touching footage after heartbreaking dementia diagnosis
Grandma Emmie Silbery had a heartwarming reunion with her Gogglebox Australia co-stars Keith and Lee Riley on Sunday.
The television star, 94, left the show in 2022 after fourteen seasons in the lead role due to her devastating dementia diagnosis.
In the images, captioned 'Our Emmie', the now retired TV star was seen beaming as she hugged Keith, 62, and Lee, 61, and her close friends.
As Stevie Wonder's hit Isn't She Lovely played over the clip, Keith embraced Emmie in a sweet hug as the pair reconnected after a year apart.
It comes after Gogglebox Australia paid an emotional tribute to Emmie as she left the show following her diagnosis.
Grandma Emmie Silbery, 94, (right) had a heartwarming reunion with her Gogglebox Australia co-stars Keith, 62, (left) and Lee Riley on Sunday
The television star left the show in 2022 after fourteen seasons in the lead role due to her devastating dementia diagnosis
During last year's season premiere, Emmie's iconic red chair was empty while her daughter Kerry and granddaughter Isabelle were sitting on their lounge sofa.
“We love you Emmie and we hope you continue to enjoy the show,” a voiceover said, paying respect to the beloved cast member who spent fourteen seasons on the show.
Many viewers flocked to social media to share their tributes to Emmie, with one tweeting: 'We will miss you Emmie #GoggleboxAU.'
“Sad that Emmie is no longer on @GoggleboxAU. I hope she gets good care in the retirement village. #GoggleboxAU,” said another.
A third person wrote: 'Emmie will be sorely missed #GoggleboxAU.'
It comes after Gogglebox Australia paid an emotional tribute to grandma Emmie as she left the show following her diagnosis. Pictured with daughter Kerry and granddaughter Isabelle
Emmie's granddaughter Isabelle and daughter Kerry spoke to The Project host Sarah Harrison just weeks after the TV veteran left the show.
Kerry said the “hardest part” of Emmie's diagnosis was having to tell her mother, who has been moved to a care home, that she would not be appearing on the show again.
“She said why not, and we said you have dementia and she said I'm fine, there's nothing wrong with me, I'm not a ga-ga,” Kerry explained.
'This is real life. Emmie can no longer do the show, and we wanted to be very transparent about that and not let her disappear from the couch,” Isabelle added.