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Gogglebox star Tom Malone Jr and his long-term girlfriend Bryony Briscoe have opened up about the racist abuse they regularly receive on social media just weeks after moving in together.
The Channel 4 personality, 26, who announced his exciting new chapter with Bryony earlier this month, admitted many nasty trolls hide behind fake accounts to send "monkey emojis" to both of them.
Tom and Bryony opened up about the vile behaviour while taking part in a Q&A on Instagram with their fans.
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One follower wanted to know what challenges they have faced together, asking: “Hey I’m in a interracial relationship like you and Tom. What challenges do you guys face?”
Tom decided to be open about the abusive messages they have had in the past, as he shared: “They are always behind a fake account and they just post like the usual stupid things like monkey emojis that clearly aren't original,” while sat on the sofa with Bryony.
Bryony then said she was once called a “wannabe slave” by a vile troll.
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"I also get people telling me not to date outside my race,” she shared.
"But, they don’t realise that I am mixed race and then when they realise that it is 'Well, you are what your father is' and I become white, so what is it?"
Tom went on to advise his fans who have experienced similar behaviour to try to ignore the nasty comments.
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“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, so just p**s them off even more by being happy because that’s the biggest middle finger," he concluded.
Elsewhere, the loved-up duo are clearly enjoying their time with one another as they decided it was time to be living under the same roof this month.
Tom announced they had moved in to their new stylish home on his Instagram with a snap of the two of them celebrating their happy news with glasses of champagne on the sofa.
The TV star wrote: “To a new home and new beginnings.”
Bryony quickly gushed over her boyfriend as she replied: “I love you,” with a love heart emoji.
It wasn’t long before many fans of the couple weighed in to congratulate them, with one writing: “Aww congrats guys.”
Another commented underneath: “Congratulations. You two definitely have to do Gogglebox, would be amazing.”
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