Gogglebox’s Sophie ‘leaves Debenhams smiling’ after losing job as stores close

Gogglebox star Sophie Sandiford has opened up about losing her job at Debenhams in her latest social media post.

The 24-year-old reality star – who appears on the Channel 4 show alongside her brother Pete – is one of thousands of staff whose jobs were put at risk after Debenhams confirmed it was going into liquidation.

Addressing her Instagram fans, Sophie has vowed to keep smiling despite the collapse of the retail store that she had worked at.

Sharing a picture of herself and a friend at the entrance of Debenhams, the television star appeared in high spirits nonetheless.

In the snap, Sophie wore a pattered face mask and a staff key chain that appeared to have a bottle of hand sanitiser attached to it.

Sophie vowed to keep smiling despite Debenhams closing down

“We might be going but we are going with a smile #debenhams,” Sophie penned alongside the post.

The Gogglebox star’s post has been flooded with messages as fans flocked to show their support for the retail worker.

“Sorry for all the Debenhams staff,” wrote one fan.

Sophie stars on Gogglebox alongside her brother Pete

“Awe so sad for you but you are fabulous and something bigger and better is waiting for you! Lots of love,” penned another.

Sophie’s post came one day after it was confirmed that all 124 Debenhams stores are set to close after final efforts to save the chain failed.

An estimated 12,000 employees are likely to lose their jobs as a result of the liquidation.

At the start of November, Sophie sobbed during an episode of Gogglebox following Boris Johnson’s news that there would be a second lockdown.

Sophie recently became tearful after hearing about the second lockdown

During the emotional clip, Sophie became tearful as she reflected about people’s jobs and livelihoods being affected by the latest lockdown measures.

She added that the lockdown was “s*** for everyone.”

Today as the lockdown measures were lifted, Sophie returned to Debenhams just one day after staff were notified that the department store would be winding down trade.

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Originally from https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/goggleboxs-sophie-leaves-debenhams-smiling-23104025

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