Sophie Sandiford of Gogglebox loses her job at Debenhams due to store closures

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Sophie Sandiford of Gogglebox vows to leave Debenhams ‘with a smile’ as she is among thousands who lose their jobs due to store closures

She is best known for playing on Gogglebox alongside her brother Pete.

And Sophie Sandiford opened up about the loss of her job at Debenhams amid store closures in a candid Instagram post on Wednesday.

The Blackpool reality TV star, 24, is among thousands whose jobs are at risk after the retailer confirmed its liquidation after 242 years of negotiations.

Bad news: Gogglebox’s Sophie Sandiford opened up about losing her job at Debenhams amid store closures in a heartfelt Instagram post on Wednesday

But despite the bad news, Sophie promised her 290,000 Instagram followers that she would continue to “smile.”

Sharing a photo of herself and a coworker, she posed in front of the department store exit sign and struck a fun pose in front of the Christmas balloon decorations.

She wore a green T-shirt and a black skirt and combed her brown tresses tucked over her shoulders in the playful snap.

The Gogglebox star also wore a patterned face mask and wore a staff thong around her neck as she tried to keep in a good mood.

The TV star, 24, who appears with her brother Pete, 26, on Gogglebox, is among thousands whose jobs are at risk as the retailer goes into liquidation after 242 years of negotiations.

The TV star, 24, who appears with her brother Pete, 26, on Gogglebox, is among thousands whose jobs are at risk as the retailer goes into liquidation after 242 years of negotiations.

The TV star, 24, who appears with her brother Pete, 26, on Gogglebox, is among thousands whose jobs are at risk as the retailer goes into liquidation after 242 years of negotiations.

Along with the cliché, she wrote: “We may go there but we go with a smile debenhams

Her fans immediately flocked to express their grief amid the store closings, with other Debenham employees also explaining that they were in the same boat as Sophie.

One follower said: “Be so sad everyone loses their jobs, stay strong x” (sic)

While another wrote: “Sorry for everyone fired”

And a Debenhams employee wrote: “Let’s have a good Christmas, I’m a colleague from Debenhams too! (sic)

Sophie’s revelation comes a day after it was announced that Debenhams was holding a 70% clearance sale before Christmas to clear inventory at its remaining 124 stores amid the clearance.

The latest efforts to save the retailer from closure have sadly failed, meaning around 12,000 employees are expected to lose their jobs.

Sophie had previously expressed her sadness that people had ‘lost their jobs’ during the Covid-19 pandemic, bursting into tears on Gogglebox last month.

She watched Boris Johnson’s TV show announcing a second lockdown, which lasted four weeks until December 2, and quickly broke down in tears.

Upset: Sophie had previously expressed her sadness that people were 'losing their jobs' after bursting into tears on Gogglebox last month when the second lockdown was announced

Upset: Sophie had previously expressed sadness that people would 'lose their jobs' after bursting into tears on Gogglebox last month when the second lockdown was announced

Upset: Sophie had previously expressed sadness that people ‘lose their jobs’ after bursting into tears on Gogglebox last month when the second lockdown was announced

Realizing his sister was upset, Pete, 26, asked Sophie, “Are you okay?

To which the salesperson replied, “It’s just sad, it’s true, it’s just crap for everyone.

“It’s even worse and more and more people are going to lose their jobs and things like that. It’s just awful.

He told her, “Don’t be mad, kid. Because you’re going to get me started.

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