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Celebrity Gogglebox star Johnny Vegas on why his son doesn't appear on the show

The comedian said his 16-year-old son Michael was too shy

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Published: Friday, 19th June 2020 at 4:04 pm

Johnny Vegas has revealed that his son doesn't join him on Celebrity Gogglebox because he's too shy.


The comedian has been one of many famous faces to take part on the celeb version of the hit Channel 4 entertainment show - appearing alongside friend Beverley Dixon as they cast their eyes on the latest telly.

And speaking on This Morning, Vegas spoke about why his teenaged son Michael doesn't Michael doesn't join them on the show.

"He's a 16-year-old in lockdown, he's wired in, he's got the headphones in," he said.

"He's actually quite shy, I think he is going through that self-conscious stage, which is a shame.

"But all he does when we watch television together is I go, 'Look at that, it's ridiculous! Look at the state of that!' And he just nods.”

The ongoing second series of Celebrity Gogglebox kicked off earlier in June and has seen some famous armchair critics from last series return, including Denise van Outen, Nick Grimshaw and Stacey Solomon.

Meanwhile new faces, alongside Vegas, have included Love Island duo Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling, former football manager Harry Redknapp and his wife Sandra, and comedian Vic Reeves.


Celebrity Gogglebox airs on Channel 4 on Fridays at 9pm - check what else is on with our TV Guide


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