Gogglebox Australia star Di Kershaw dies after a short illness

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Gogglebox Australia star Di Kershaw dies after a short illness

Gogglebox Australia star Di Kershaw died of a short illness at the age of 76.

Di, an indigenous art dealer who turned to a former model, has been attending the Channel 10-Foxtel show with her husband Mick since the first season of 2015.

She has survived by Mick, their adult children Victoria and Alex, and their young grandson Harvey.

Doctors reportedly found a tumor in her throat a few months ago, which turned out to be inoperable.

Goggles box star Di Kershaw (right) died of a short illness. Her indigenous art dealer has been attending the Foxtel show with her husband Mick (left) since the first season of 2015.

Entertainment reporter Peter Ford announced the news at 3AW on Monday.

“She has been sadly ill for the last few months, so I would like to express my condolences to Mick and the whole family,” Ford said.

“She was a great talent. When they found her, the producers struck money.

Originally from Northern Beach in Sydney, Kershaw has been married for over 50 years. They first met in a pub when Di was 17 and Mick was 20.

Di can be seen in the bottom row, second from the right, with the cast of Gogglebox Australia.

Di can be seen in the bottom row, second from the right, with the cast of Gogglebox Australia.

“It wasn’t like a reality show,” she once said about their courtship.

“It wasn’t as official as a gorgeous dinner or how to drink a cocktail at a bar. It was hanging out as a group, drinking rum and coke-not very sophisticated. did.

Mick proposed after a five-year date.

She has survived by her husband Mick, their adult children Victoria and Alex, and their grandson Harvey.  (A car show from the beaches of northern Sydney is depicted here when she was young)

She has survived by her husband Mick, their adult children Victoria and Alex, and their grandson Harvey. (A car show from the beaches of northern Sydney is depicted here when she was young)

Di is known for her dry sense of humor in the goggle box and often came out with wilted putdowns while reacting to dating shows.

She was famously not thinking much about couch critic Angie Kent embarking on a reality show career.

“She was in the goggles box, went to the jungle, became single, and now she’s a dance star … don’t miss me. She’s not a dancer, that’s for sure.” She once said.

A friend of Kershaw said Di chose not to tell anyone about her poor health.

Di and Mick are depicted on their wedding day over 50 years ago

Di and Mick are depicted on their wedding day over 50 years ago

Di (pictured in her twenties) began working as a model, but her best known was her indigenous art dealership career.

Di (pictured in her twenties) began working as a model, but her best known was her indigenous art dealership career.

“She felt sick a few months ago and [Mick] I took her to the doctor. After many tests and specialists, they found an inoperable tumor in her throat, “they said.

“At that time, she decided to spend a fulfilling time with her family without telling anyone.”

Di began working as a model, but her best known was her indigenous art dealership career.

Di is known for her dry sense of humor in the goggle box and often came out with wilted putdowns while reacting to dating shows.

Di is known for her dry sense of humor in the goggle box and often came out with wilted putdowns while reacting to dating shows.

A friend of Kershaw said Di chose not to tell anyone about her poor health.

A friend of Kershaw said Di chose not to tell anyone about her poor health.

She persuaded her husband to give up his high-flying job as an executive in an advertising company to follow their passion for art.

They have been running Aboriginal art galleries and dealers for over 30 years.

After a long career in the industry, Di was awarded the Order of Australia in 2020 for his contributions to the visual arts.

Di and Mick appeared in all seasons of the Goggles Box, but disappeared temporarily in the 11th season of 2020 when they chose to quarantine themselves at their Sydney home without a camera crew. rice field.

Kershaw’s son Alex got married in 2018. Her daughter, Victoria, is also married to a son named Harvey, whom Di loved.

Di persuaded her husband, Mick, to give up his flying job as an executive at an advertising company in order to follow their passion for art. They have run indigenous art galleries and dealers for over 30 years.  (The car show was drawn here when I was young)

Di persuaded her husband, Mick, to give up his flying job as an executive at an advertising company in order to follow their passion for art. They have run indigenous art galleries and dealers for over 30 years. (The car show was drawn here when I was young)

A spokesman for Foxtel, Channel 10, and production company Endemol Shine Australia said:

“For the past eight years, we have been honored to have her illustrious character make us laugh with her enthusiastic wit, crackling laughter, and her impeccable style in the goggles box. ..

“Mourning and love from everyone at Foxtel, Network 10, Endemol Shine Australia to her husband Mick and the whole family. Share the warmth, humor, and heart of your wife, mother, and grandmother. Thank you for your help.

“Di has always endorsed communication with’Pleasure Treasure’, but all the joy is ours and we value it forever. “

Mick and Di can be found in art galleries that have been in operation for over 30 years.

Mick and Di can be found in art galleries that have been in operation for over 30 years.

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