Gogglebox dedicates Brexit special to the late Caroline Aherne

The special edition of the show ends with a heartfelt message for its former narrator

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Tonight’s Gogglebox Brexit special has been dedicated to the late Caroline Aherne. 

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The beloved comedian, actress and writer, who sadly lost her battle with cancer last month, narrated the Channel 4 show from 2013. As the ‘box on the box’ series returns to screens tonight for an EU Referendum-themed edition, it closes with a message that reads ‘In loving memory of Caroline Aherne’. 

It’s the first time the series has been back on air since Aherne’s passing and is a fitting tribute to the much-missed star. 

Her death, at 52 years of age, was confirmed in July

“Caroline Aherne has sadly passed away, after a brave battle with cancer,” said a statement from her publicist Neil Reading.

As well as her work on Gogglebox, Aherne boasted experience on a raft of popular shows, not least The Royle Family, which she co-wrote and starred in with Gogglebox co-narrator Craig Cash. It ran for three series between 1998 and 2000, returning for five more specials between 2006 and 2012.

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See the Gogglebox: Brexit Special tonight at 9:00pm on Channel 4