How to watch Gogglebox UK from anywhere in the world

How to watch Gogglebox UK online so you can watch British people watching TV from anywhere in the world

how to watch Gogglebox UK - Giles and Mary Gogglebox series 20 2022
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If you want to watch Gogglebox UK but you're not sure how, read on to find out what channel the show is on, plus when and how to watch Gogglebox if you're outside the UK.

With a brand new series of Gogglebox returning to Channel 4 for the autumn with its 20th season, Friday nights spent watching others watching TV, on TV, are back. 

News of the Gogglebox stars not returning for 2021, owing to death and bereavement, meant the Gogglebox casting team were on the hunt for new stars of the show. The most recent Gogglebox episodes were without the likes of Mary Cook who died aged 92, Andy Michael who died aged 61 last year and Pete McGarry who also passed away in 2021 aged 71. 

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Of course, fans can look forward to plenty of their favorite Gogglebox cast members returning for the 20th season this September, with the likes of cozy cottage-dwelling Giles and Mary and hilarious Blackpool-based siblings Pete and Sophie returning. 

After series 19's triumphant finale on May 27, here's how to watch it online and catch up on previous instalments of the show:


How to watch Gogglebox in the UK: What channel is Gogglebox on and when?

The new series of Gogglebox starts on Friday September 9th at 9pm on Channel 4 after series 19 wrapped back in May.

To watch Gogglebox UK online for free and catch up on any episodes you have missed so far, go to channel4.com/programmes/gogglebox (opens in new tab)

If you're based in the UK you can also watch every episode from all 19 different series of Gogglebox UK online via Channel 4's video-on-demand streaming service – All 4.

How to watch Gogglebox UK online from anywhere...

If you're based outside of the UK and you want to watch the British version of Gogglebox, then you will need to use a VPN service to get around the geo-restrictions. It's a really easy-to-use piece of software that lets you change the IP address of your phone or laptop so it makes it look like you're back in the UK.

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If you've never installed a VPN before, don't worry, it's quick and easy. Just follow these three steps:

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  2. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in the UK
  3. With your VPN installed and server location set to the UK, you can now go to Channel 4 online and watch Gogglebox UK. 

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UK Gogglebox cast 2022

Gogglebox 2022: Pete and Sophie

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The Gogglebox cast has changed a lot since the show first aired in 2013, but there are some families who have stood the test of time and still appear on the show today. 

Gogglebox 2021 welcomed back many old favorites, as well as newbies, and the 2022 season didn't disappoint either.

  • The Malone family –  Tom Malone Jr. recently announced his departure via Instagram from the show after a six-year run. His family, however, is here to stay. 
  • The Plummer family –Tremaine, Twaine, and Tristan first appeared on Gogglebox for series 8 of the show. The three brothers all live in Bristol, where they film for the show.
  • The Worthington family - The Worthington family has grown since Alison, George and their daughter Helena joined Gogglebox in series 10. Helena has recently welcomed a baby boy called Erwin. 
  • The Ven family – Made up of couple Marcus and Mica and Mica's daughters Sachelle and Shuggy, the Vens are hilarious and totally loved up.
  • The Siddiqui family – Made up of dad Sid and his sons Umar and Bassit, the Siddiqui family have been on Gogglebox since the very first show and are the only family to have appeared on every single series. 
  • Daniel and Stephen – Stephen originally appear on the show with his ex Christopher and then his mum Pat, but since marrying Daniel in 2018, the couple now shares the couch and appear on the show together.
  • Abby and Georgia – Best friends Abby and Georgia from Durham first appeared on the show in 2018 and have been making viewers giggle ever since. 
  • David and Shirley – Part of the Gogglebox family since 2015, this Caerphilly couple have been making fans chuckle ever since. 
  • Pete and Sophie - Siblings Pete and Sophie have been on the show since series 10 and are known for their biting (but hilarious) criticism of TV shows and endless puns. 
  • Amira and Iqra – Mates Amira and Iqra from London joined the Gogglebox cast a decade ago. Occasionally Amira's sister Anmi also appears on the show.
  • Jenny and Lee – Part of the show since series 4, best friends Jenny and Lee live in Hull and are fan favorites thanks to their commentary on TV shows.
  • Ellie and Izzi – Sisters Ellie and Izzi from Leeds joined the show in series 6 and are still going strong, 13 seasons later.
  • Giles and Mary – 2022 marks Giles and Mary's seventh year of appearing on Gogglebox. The artist and writer duo live in Wiltshire. 
  • Anne and Ken – The sweet couple made a great first impression when they first appeared on series 15.
  • Simon and Jane - Siblings Simon and Jane joined the cast list for season 18, appearing first on October 22, 2021. 
  • Roisin and Joe - Young couple Roisin and Joe are the first Scottish people to appear on the show since 2016, and they joined in season 19, first appearing on February 25, 2022.
  • Annie and Ronnie - Adorable married couple Annie and Ronnie joined the series in November 2021.

Can you apply for Gogglebox?

Gogglebox 2022: Ellie and Izzy Warner

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While we'd all love to be paid to curl up on our sofas at home and watch television, unfortunately, Channel 4 is not looking for any new families to take part in Gogglebox UK at this time.

Also, it turns out that you can't actually apply anyway! Yep, Channel 4 has a top-secret casting process, that sees producers seek out their perfect stars.

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