Channel 4 have announced that the cast of the popular reality TV series Gogglebox will contain a Scottish pairing for the first time since 2016.
Roisin , aged 23 and Joe aged 25 who are from Glasgow will join the cast of the show this evening. Roisin is said to love shopping and socialising with friends, whilst Joe enjoys playing video games according to the broadcaster.
In September year, Douglas Ross who is an MP and MSP alongside his role as Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party said during a committee session with Channel 4 executives, that he and his wife “could be part of it (Gogglebox)” because they “watch it every week” , so it was “just crazy” that the programme did not feature a Scottish family or pairing.
Channel 4 executive Alex Mahon said that of the 99 complaints it received last year about the programming of the channel , 50% related to the lack of Scottish representation on the show specifically.
In response to that criticism in November last year, Channel 4 announced that they had allocated a “specific budget for a dedicated casting team specifically tasked with finding a suitable Scottish family” for Gogglebox.
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