When is Gogglebox 2021 back and who's in this season's cast?

Gogglebox fans, ready yourself for the latest season of everyone's favorite reality TV show

Gogglebox is coming back to our screens just in time for the days to get shorter and the mercury to drop. Channel 4's bizarre but brilliant reality show promises that it's 18th season will bring all the fun and shenanigans of previous installments.

Sadly, since the last season, Gogglebox star Mary Cook died as well as co-star Andy Michael.

Whoever thought a TV show which comprised of filming people watching TV shows would be such a hit, might actually be a genius. After a remarkable 17 seasons, fans still can't get enough and the wait for information on the next run has been arduous to say the very least.


When is Gogglebox 2021 back?

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After a long wait, it's been revealed that the next season of Gogglebox kicks off on Friday, September 17, 2021. 

The show is due to air in its usual 9pm slot and will be bringing the freshest content every week as always.

Ahead of the series premiere, there will also be an extra special Celebrity Gogglebox.

Gogglebox cast 2021, who's coming back?

Although Channel 4 is yet to confirm who will come back for the next season, a few beloved contestants have already been a bit loose-lipped about their return!

Jenny and Lee revealed the news on their shared Instagram account after the season 17 finale. Lee wrote, "Thanks for watching Goggleboxers, time for Jenny to see her husband after three months with me. Really going to miss her tho, have a great summer everyone. SEE YOU ALL IN SEPTEMBER."

This came after fans were bereft following a photo they shared of their empty sofa. Their devoted followers took this to be a sign that it was curtains for the pair. One user commented, "Oh no you two were the best ❤️xx."

The Malone family's matriarch Julie also said on their Instagram account, "Well that's it for this series. Have a good summer, and we'll see you all in September."

Ellie Warner also shared that she and her sister will be back on our screens after that last episode aired saying, "Cheers all 🍻 last episode of @c4gogglebox tonight but never fear we’ll be back in September!"

Who's on celebrity Gogglebox 2021?

Celebrity Gogglebox will air on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 9pm on Channel 4. The show will be a part of Channel 4's Black to Front, a showcase of some of the nation’s best Black talent, all of the channel's programming will be putting Black stars front and center during 24 hours of carefully curated programming.

Thus far the only celebrity who's rumored to appear on the show is the one and only Black British rapper Tinie Tempah. Eagle eyed-viewers have noticed, however, that this isn't Tinie's first involvement with the show.

Back in August 2018, the musician was pictured hanging out with Gogglebox stars Tremaine, Twaine, and Tristan Plummer while living it up in Ibiza.

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