30 December 2020 16:38
Briony and Tom are rising above the hate (Picture: Channel 4) Gogglebox's Tom Malone Jr and his girlfriend Bryony Briscoe have spoken out about the racist abuse they suffer as an interracial couple. The duo, who recently moved in together, have blasted the trolls attacking them online and have told of how they rise above it. Dating since the beginning of this year, Tom and Bryony revealed that they have been inundated with vile hate and racist attacks since going 'official' on Instagram in the summer. During an Instagram Q&A, the pair were asked about the challenges they face – and they didn't hold back. 'I mainly just get trolls.
They are always behind a fake account and they just post like the usual stupid things like monkey emojis that clearly aren't original,' Tom said. Advertisement 'Wannabe slave, that's another one,' Bryony said of what she receives. 'I also get people telling me not to date outside my race, but they don't realise that I am mixed race. The couple have just enjoyed their first Christmas together in their new home (Picture: Instagram) 'Then when they realise that then it's "Well, you are what your father is" so then I become white, so what is it?' Laughing off the ridiculous standards set to them by others, Tom then said that they know the best thing they can do is to just enjoy their relationship how they want. The duo laughed off haters and joked being happy was the 'best way to p*** trolls off' (Picture: Instagram) 'At the end of the day just be with who you wanna be with and be happy because these people aren't even brave enough to have their own name or faces on their account,' he said. 'So just p**s them off even more by being happy because that's the biggest middle finger.' Professional dancer Tom previously spoke about the possibility of moving on from Gogglebox, with social distancing restrictions causing havoc with filming at his parents' home. The show is due to return to our screens in February. Gogglebox is available for catch-up on Channel 4 On Demand. Got A Story? If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected] calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to hear from you. MORE: Gogglebox stars the Malone family share epic Christmas TikTok video with rare appearance from Shaun MORE: Gogglebox stars Sophie and Pete Sandiford reveal secret behind infamous mug collection LOVE Island star Demi Jones snapped back at her followers on Tuesday after they asked if she was pregnant. The 22-year-old is currently living it up in Dubai and decided to share a swimwear snap on Instagram as she soaked up the sun. 6 Demi Jones has hit back at followers who said they thought she was pregnant in this photo Credit: Instagram In the picture, Demi is wearing a nude-coloured swimsuit and a white linen shirt as she places one hand on her tummy and grins for the camera. She simply captioned the post: "Wearing the smile god gave me," and her 1.1 million followers were quick to comment. One person wrote: "I thought she was pregnant," followed by a laughing emoji face, but Demi was having none of it. The reality TV star quickly replied: "literally I've had two burgers today please leave off." 6 Demi replied to the person and explained she had just eaten two burgers Credit: instagram/demijones1 As lots of other people commented "same" to the pregnancy comment, another person suggested: "I think they mean the way u are holding ur stomach not that ur stomach is bulging (sic)." The person who made the original comment later added: "just to clarify, I only thought that because of ur hand placement for a sec. I think ur gorgeous anyways and it wasn't suppose to offend you (sic)." But that wasn't the only follower that Demi decided to call out. 6 Demi has fled the UK and tier restrictions to enjoy the sun in Dubai Credit: Instagram Another troll question her smile from God and commented: "Pretty sure you got it in turkey but go off (sic)." And Demi did not hold back, and responded: "I had braces for 4 years and brush my teeth twice a day, try it!" No doubt Demi had forgotten all about it by the time she went out for dinner in Dubai with her pals. 6 Demi also hit back at a troll who made a comment about her teeth on Instagram Credit: Instagram 6 One person mocked Demi's caption and claimed she got her smile 'in Turkey' Credit: instagram/demijones1 Judging from her Instagram Story, Demi enjoyed an epic night out at Sky 5 Dubai where she ate some incredible looking sushi. Demi isn't the only reality star who has fled the UK and lockdown tiers to catch some real vitamin D. The likes of Love Island besties Molly-Mae Hague and Maura Higgins, Ex on the Beach star Georgia Harrison and Towie favourite Amber Turner have jetted nearly 5,000 miles away to escape the current Covid-19 stress. 6 Plenty of reality stars have jetted off to Dubai including Dan Edgar and Amber Turner Credit: Instagram Most read in Celebrity BACK TO WALFORD EastEnders' Jo Joyner hints at return for Tanya but fears she'll be killed UNKEEN SHEEN Michael Sheen gave back OBE so he could slam England's 'humiliation' of Wales 'PANICKED' Georgia Kousoulou wept at worrying scan as she was told baby's belly is too big HEY BIG SPEN-DER Piers Morgan's son Spencer escapes lockdown as he jets to Barbados baby mama Helen Flanagan strips to her underwear and opens up about 'challenging' pregnancy WHO'S THAT GIRL? Maisie Smith looks unrecognisable as she poses in a beret for Insta pic Whilst we've all been braving the cold weather with extra layers, wooly hats and our heating on full blast, many of our favourite famous faces have been enjoying the sunshine in the celebrity hot spot. The stars have been seen sipping cocktails in some of country's most lavish five-star bars, eating food at expensive restaurants and dancing the night away some of the best night clubs. Let's face it, pretty much everyone in the UK is jealous of what they are are up to in the Middle East at the moment.