'Gutted' Gogglebox fans switch show off within minutes

Giles and Mary on Gogglebox
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For many telly fans, tuning into Gogglebox at 9pm on a Friday signals the unofficial start to the weekend.

The popular Channel 4 programme has a simple but unusual premise. We watch people watching their screens, on our screens, and it's very entertaining.

Gogglebox series 21 drew to a close on Friday, May 24, with many of our favourite cast members taking to social media to thank fans for watching over the past few months. Dave and Shirley Griffiths signed off with a video last week, and said they'd be back in September.

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But fans were given one last "new" episode this week, May 31. A special edition treated viewers to to "the best moments and best shows from the latest series". But many Gogglebox fans were unaware it wasn't a typical episode, and took to X - formerly Twitter - to complain.

Zai said: "Why is this a repeat???" Shaza said: "Ffs it's a repeat" Chris said: "Passing off a 'highlights' as a 'new' episode." and Sarah said: "The disappointment when it's just a best bits episode".

Angie said: "Switched #Gogglebox off because it's a roundup episode. Gutted".

Celebrity Gogglebox will air on Channel 4 from next Friday, May 7.

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