Gogglebox fans fume as Channel 4 ‘repeat’ celebrity special in schedule shake-up

Gogglebox fans were left disappointed after Channel 4 decided to air a compilation of previous Celebrity Gogglebox episodes in the usual slot.

Regular viewers who sit down to watch their weekly dose of the popular reality show were certainly dissatisfied when they were presented with a repeat celebrity edition.

Clearly missing the Gogglebox regulars, fans of the show were also not pleased that Channel 4 decided to show a repeat episode a week before Christmas and advertised it as "new".

Disgruntled spectators at home took to their keyboards to share their thoughts.

One unhappy fan said: "Why would #channel4 think people would want to watch a repeat during Xmas scheduling? Surely this is prime time? FYI the normal goggleboxers are everyone’s preferred people to watch. Strange decisions at #ch4."

Another said: "Just sat down with my Victoria sponge cake and I'm so disappointed to see this catch up episode. I just wanted to crack up with the OG's."

A third chimed: "Bugger was really looking forward to watching #Gogglebox and to see them reacting to this week's TV especially the F1, but what we get is a "highlights show of 2021" with celebs. Disappointed."

"No one wants to watch 'the best of Gogglebox' and don't advertise it as new! We don't care what Matt Hancock did 6 months ago," a fourth added.

However, some fans didn't mind the recap especially when shown the emotional scenes from The Handmaid's Tale.

Taking to Twitter, someone wrote: "Taken straight back to watching that scene from handmaids tale and watching it for the first time . What a series."

While another added: "Just revisited the powerful escape/train scene in Handmaids tale with Street Spirit playing."

Fans who were hoping to see a new episode of their favourite Channel 4 show will sadly have to wait a while, as some Gogglebox stars have confirmed that filming has now finished.

Gogglebox's Dave and Shirley, from Caerphilly, recently took to their Instagram account to confirm that the latest series has now come to an end for this year.

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Posting on their account, the pair then penned: "That's it for this year, so Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, see you next time round love, Dave and Shirley."

This was then followed by Jenny and Lee who shared a clip from their iconic sofa in their caravan in Hull to say they are "finished" on the show until the New Year.

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