Celebrity Gogglebox star claims she was "sacked" after complaining about nudity

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Celebrity Gogglebox has featured a huge list of famous faces rotating in and out of its cast list since it began as a one-off charity special, and now one former star has claimed that she wasn't asked back to the show.

Actress and Great Canal Journeys presenter Sheila Hancock had appeared on the celebrity spin-off with her close friend, Countdown's Dictionary Corner favourite Gyles Brandreth, but took issue with some of the nudity that was shown.

Speaking to the Mirror, Hancock said: "I used to love doing it with Gyles, but they sacked me from that. Well, they did not ask me back.

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"I think it was because there were a lot of shows with penises in, and because it went down [well] with the audience, they kept showing them to us.

“Eventually I phoned up the lady on the edit and said, 'I am enjoying the show, but do you think we can have anything other than penises?’ and she was quite angry."

Digital Spy has reached out to Channel 4 for comment.

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Hancock isn't the first person to appear on Celebrity Gogglebox and complain about having to watch Naked Attraction specifically, as Coronation Street star Maureen Lipman previously spoke against the show.

"I went in imagining that they wanted me for my wit and my brain," she said. "Of course, they just want to show you willies and for you to be shocked.

"Honestly, we were really funny together, but none of that was used. And if they don't want to use what we gave them, f**k them."

Gogglebox is currently airing on Friday nights at 9pm on Channel 4. Celebrity Gogglebox is expected to return later this year.

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