Gogglebox confirm that Sandra's daughter will permanently replace Sandi

On Friday night, Gogglebox fans were sent into a frenzy after our favourite takeaway-scoffing Brixton babe, Sandra, finally returned to our screens but without her trusty sidekick, Sandi.

Instead, Sandra was joined by her daughter, Chanchez, leaving the majority of viewers seriously confused.

Now show bosses have confirmed that Chanchez will permanently be replacing Sandi on Sandra’s famous Gogglebox sofa, with Sandi opting to leave the Channel 4 programme in order to pursue other opportunities.

The official statement reads: “We are delighted that Sandra’s daughter Chanchez is to join the show next series.

“She’s a great addition to the cast.

“Sandi has decided to leave the show to pursue her singing career and other opportunities and we wish her all the very best.”

This will no doubt come as a blow to fans of the show, with many already unhappy at the sight of Sandra on our screens without Sandi in Friday night’s final episode of the series:

Sandi and Sandra have been Gogglebox staples ever since the first series of the show back in 2013, however, they have been notably absent in the most recent series.

Although we’re excited to see more of Chanchez, we will definitely be missing Sandi in 2017 – here’s hoping we at least get to see more of her in the UK charts.