Olly Murs and Niall Horan to share the Gogglebox sofa

We're expecting plenty of laughs from these two - and maybe a sing-song

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Olly Murs and One Direction’s Niall Horan have confirmed they’ll be getting cosy together on the Celebrity Gogglebox sofa.

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The singers – both of whom originally found fame on The X Factor – will be appearing in the Channel 4 show’s third celebrity special which will also feature England footballers Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardie and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The episode is being broadcast as part of the channel’s Stand Up To Cancer season, encouraging viewers to donate to Cancer Research.

Murs said “I’m such a big fan of Gogglebox so being able to be on it with Niall is amazing, especially when it’s for such a brilliant cause like Stand Up To Cancer.”

Horan added: “With every penny raised going towards finding cures for cancer, we’re honoured to be a part of Stand Up to Cancer’s fundraising this year. Olly and I had a great laugh filming Gogglebox and hope that we can raise as much as possible for such a great cause.”

We reckon these two cheeky chappies should make for a pretty entertaining duo. Other unexpected combos to have appeared in previous celebrity episodes of the show include Kate Moss, Noel Gallagher and Naomi Campbell, and Boy George and Geri Halliwell.

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The new episode will be dedicated to former narrator Caroline Aherne, who passed away this year.