Gogglebox's Dave and Shirley share 'sad' news as fans say 'it won't be the same'

-Credit: (Image: Dave and Shirley/Instagram)
-Credit: (Image: Dave and Shirley/Instagram)

Gogglebox favourites Dave and Shirley Griffiths have sent fans into a spin with their latest update. The Caerphilly-based stars, who joined the Channel 4 show in 2015, have confirmed the episode that will air on Friday, May 24 is the last in the series.

The pair appeared in a video from their living room and shared with their Instagram followers that they wouldn't be returning to screens until September. Shirley said: "Hi everyone don't forget to tune in tonight at 9pm, have a good weekend and enjoy the bank holiday. Lots of love, Shirl."

Shirley then blew the camera a kiss as Dave continued: "Yes, sadly the last one tonight for the series so make sure you watch, all have a great summer. Oh and by the way, don't forget the voting for the NTAs (National Television Awards) has opened so if you can afford us a vote, Gogglebox, we'd appreciate it. Have a great summer, tara all, see you next time around."

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The pair captioned the clip: "Have a great summer all see in September." The post was quickly flooded with comments from devastated fans as one wrote: "Noooooo is this series over already? Have a lovely summer both. See you on the tv in September."

"Oh no, Friday nights won't be the same without Googlebox," said a second fan as another replied: "I agree missing them already!"

"Have a great summer you two, see you tonight and will definitely cast my vote for you," commented a third. "So when are you getting your own show? UntilI next time... Cheers Dave and Shirl!"

As another echoed: "Gutted it's the last one until September. Friday nights won't be the same. Have a fantastic summer both of you."

The Welsh duo are firm favourites on the long-standing series, which sees a cast of armchair critics react to the best television of the week, thanks to their brilliant sense of humour. Outside the programme, Dave and Shirley update their fans on their joint social media pages with holiday snaps, pictures of their pet dogs and the occasional throwback. You can keep up to date with the latest TV and showbiz news by signing up to the newsletter here.