'Gogglebox' introduces new Scottish cast members after search

Pictured: Roisin and Joe
Roisin and Joe from 'Gogglebox'. (Channel 4)

Gogglebox has unveiled a new pair of armchair critics who are the first Scottish cast members in six years.

Roisin and Joe were chosen after Channel 4 launched a dedicated casting team to find Scots, following complaints about the lack of then on the show.

The couple, who are based in Glasgow, will make their debut on Friday night (25 February).

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The pair, who are aged 23 and 25, have been together for four years.

They moved in together at the start of the coronavirus lockdown and live at Joe’s family home as a couple.

According to Channel 4, Roisin "loves shopping, getting dressed up and socialising with friends".

Joe "loves playing video games, pizza making and spending time with Roisin".

It was announced last year that Gogglebox was looking to cast a Scottish family.

Pictured: Pete & Sophie.
Siblings Pete & Sophie on Googlebox (Channel 4)

The issue had been flagged by Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross, who questioned the broadcaster about it during a Scottish affairs committee meeting in Westminster.

He said there hadn’t been a Scottish family on the show since 2016.

The hit series has suffered several losses in the last couple of years.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02:  June Bernicoff  arrives for the 'Oldie Of The Year Awards' at Simpsons in the Strand on February 2, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
June Bernicoff died in 2020. (Mike Marsland/WireImage)

June Bernicoff died in 2020 after an illness, then in 2021 Pete McGarry, Mary Cook and Andy Michael all passed away.

Last year also saw the departure of Paige Deville, who announced in September that it was time to leave.

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Gogglebox airs tonight (Friday 25 February) at 9pm on Channel 4, with the armchair critics watching Love Is Blind, Starstruck, Cheaters, Celebrity Help! My House is Haunted, Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad, Teen First Dates, Sunday Morning and BBC News.

Additional reporting by PA.

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