Author: firstname.lastname@example.org (Lucy Marshall)
This post originally appeared on Hull Live – Celebs & TV
It is our favourite show on the box that makes us fall off our chairs with laughter every week – and once again it has been nominated for a Bafta.
The show has been giving us all a much-needed dose of normality with the cast stuck inside and still critiquing the best and worst of the week’s TV.
It is unsurprising that audiences confined to their homes have turned to TV for both news about the coronavirus crisis but also entertainment.
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And Gogglebox has kept households laughing whilst raking in an average of 4.5million viewers per episode.
Hull’s favourites Jenny and Lee have excitingly shared the news on their Instagram that the show has received a BAFTA nomintation.
The pair reshared Gogglebox’s Instagram post about the news on their Instagram story, which read: “Gogglebox has been nominated for #MustSeeMoment Award at the #ViginMediaBAFTAs for the cast’s reactions to Boris Johnson’s press conference!
“Voting is now open and you have until 5pm on Monday, May 24 to back your winner.
“Click link in our bio to re-watch the moment and vote.”
The nomination is for the best must seen TV moment referring to when the cast reacted to Boris Johnson’s lockdown press conference.
When Boris announced we were going into lockdown Jenny and Lee were laughing as the Prime Minister referred to the virus as a ‘ ‘muggar’.
Yorkshire-based Ellie said: “We saw this coming over from China so I didn’t think it was that much of a surprise.
“They’ve said it’s an absolute shambles, it’s a s**** show.”
Boris continued: “And you begin to wonder…”
As Ellie spoke over the TV and said: “Where the f*** did it all go wrong.”
Martin Greenbank, head of advertising research and development at Channel 4 said: “Gogglebox is doing the biggest numbers it’s ever done, both on overnight and consolidated figures.”
Channel 4 Press account on Twitter said during lockdown: “It’s been another record breaking night for #Gogglebox with an average overnight audience of 4.5m, and 42.1 per cent share of 16-34-year-old viewers.”
CEO of rating body Justin Sampson told Royal Television Society: “Television has seen its ratings soar during the coronavirus crisis.
“People are spending much longer in front of TV sets.
“During the first nine weeks of the lockdown, people spent an average of five hours seven minutes in front of the box, a third more than during the same period in 2019.”
Throughout lockdown the cast of Gogglebox have discussed a wide range of topics from coronavirus, NHS, vaccines, and stories of families struggling through lockdown.
They have also discussed the numerous royal family scandals dominating the news throughout the last year, as well as the sad death of the Duke of Edinburgh.
The stars have also been watching popular shows such as Killing Eve, Line of Duty, Bridgerton, The Crown and more.
Gogglebox airs on Friday’s from 9pm on Channel Four.