Celebrity Gogglebox – the reality series that’s always worth cancelling your Friday night plans for – is back tonight with another episode in which our favourite famous armchair critics review the best TV of the week.
While we’ll see regular cast members Nick Grimshaw, Denise van Outen, Mo Gilligan, Shaun Ryder, Lorraine Kelly and Gyles Brandreth back on our screens, a brand new duo is joining the Gogglebox line-up – Derry Girls stars Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell.
Meanwhile mother and daughter Andi Oliver and Miquita Oliver, Martine McCutcheon and James McManus, and Jonathan Ross and his family will make an appearance for the fifth episode, which will see the famous line-up commentating on shows including The Handmaid’s Tale, Back to the Future, Countdown, Dickinson’s Real Deal, Bake Off: The Professionals and Tiny World.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Celebrity Gogglebox cast for 2021.
Celebrity Gogglebox 2021 line-up
Sport cyclist Kadeena Cox and British sprinter Adam Gemili are part of the celeb Gogglebox cast for 2021.
They’ll join the show for the fifth episode on Friday, 2nd July.
Jonathan Ross and family
TV Presenter joins the celebrity Gogglebox cast along with his daughter Honey and her boyfriend. The news was announced on the official Twitter account.
Martine McCutcheon and James McManus
Actress Martine McCutcheon and her partner James McManus will make their debut on Friday, 2nd July, as they commentate on shows from the week.
McCutcheon is the best known for her role as Tiffany Mitchell in EastEnders.
Andi Oliver and Miquita Oliver
British chef Andi Oliver and her daughter British television presenter join the Gogglebox cast on Friday, 2nd July.
Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell
The Derry Girls are finally returning to our screens – although not in the way you’d immediately expect. Saoirse-Monica Jackson, who plays Erin, and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, who plays (*does best Clare impression*) Michelle, are joining the Gogglebox sofa for tonight’s show.
Olly Alexander and MNEK
It’s A Sin and Years & Years star Olly Alexander will be appearing on tonight’s episode of Celebrity Gogglebox with musician and hit machine MNEK.
The pair collaborated on Years & Years’s hit Valentino, while MNEK helped to produce some of the group’s songs such as Play and American Boy.
Joel Dommett and Hannah Cooper
The Masked Dancer host Joel Dommett is taking Celebrity Gogglebox viewers into his home with wife Hannah Cooper, as the couple joins the line-up for tonight’s show.
The upcoming episode will mark the comedian and presenter’s Gogglebox debut with model Hannah, who he married back in 2019.
Anne-Marie and Tom Jones
The Voice UK coaches Anne-Marie and Sir Tom Jones join the Celebrity Gogglebox cast for 2021.
The show’s official Twitter account announced the news as they shared a photo of the duo on the sofa settling down to watch some TV. They’re good at spotting good singers, but what about good TV?
Chairs turned ✅— C4 Gogglebox (@C4Gogglebox) June 3, 2021
X2 music legends ✅
Pink hair ✅
Vocals warmed up ✅
The best TV of the week✅@AnneMarie and @RealSirTomJones are ready for you! 📺👀⭐
BRAND NEW #CelebrityGogglebox THIS FRIDAY, 9pm on @Channel4 pic.twitter.com/MDSabWLwri
Lorraine Kelly and Rosie Smith
Making her Gogglebox debut this year is ITV’s Lorraine Kelly. The chat show host will appear on the Channel 4 show with her daughter Rosie Smith.
Clara Amfo and Andy
Former Strictly star Clara Amfo will be swapping radio for telly this June, when she joins the armchair critics for the new series of Gogglebox. She’ll be giving her verdict on the latest television shows alongside her brother Andy.
Clare Balding and Alice Arnold
Broadcaster Clare Balding and her wife Alice Arnold join the 2021 line-up. Viewers will recognise Balding from her many presenting gigs, including BBC Sport, Channel 4, BT Sport, and Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2. She is the current president of the Rugby Football League and formerly presented the popular programme.
Vic Reeves and Jools Holland
Musician and presenter Jools Holland previously appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox 2020 alongside his friend and comedian Vic Reeves.
Holland is best known for hosting Later…with Jools Holland on BBC2 whilst recording a number of album, while Reeves is one-half of the surrealist comedy duo Vic and Bob (with Bob Mortimer) and co-host of Netflix’s The Big Flower Fight.
The pair returned to the series on Friday, 23rd June.
Melanie C and Paul
Spice Girl Mel C is throwing down the mic and cosying up on the sofa, alongside her brother Paul, for the new series.
Viewers will be familiar with the singer from her days in the girl group, where she was known as Sporty Spice. She now works as a solo artist, actress, dancer, entrepreneur, television personality and fitness model.
Micah Richards and Jamie Carragher
Premiership footballers turned pundits Micah and Jamie will be joining the other armchair critics. Micah played as a right back in the Premier League and English Football League for Manchester City and Aston Villa, and in Serie A for Fiorentina, while Jamie played as a defender for Premier League club Liverpool during his 17-year career.
Denise Van Outen and Eddie Boxshall
TV presenter and musicals star Denise Van Outen regularly appears on Celebrity Gogglebox with her partner, city trader Eddie. The pair are always good fun and often find themselves bickering over things they see on the telly.
Mo Gilligan and Babatunde Aleshe
Comedian Mo Gilligan appears alongside friend and fellow comedian Babatunde Aleshe on Celebrity Gogglebox.
Gilligan hosts The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan on Channel 4, as well as The Big Narstie Show alongside the British rapper. Aleshe has appeared in a number of series, including EastEnders, Law & Order: UK, Doctor Who and Waking the Dead.
Shaun Ryder and Bez
The Happy Mondays stars will return to Shaun Ryder’s sofa to film another series of Celebrity Gogglebox.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com last year, Ryder said filming the show with Bez was “really good fun”.
“It’s not like a job really, it’s just me and him. We’ve been like that for the best part of 40 years – we sat watching telly and films and commentating on everything when we were on the tour bus.”
While both enjoy filming together, Bez has revealed that he’s found watching some shows more difficult than others. “The most embarrassing one for us is Naked Attraction. That’s the most embarrassing one,” he said. “Sat there looking at willies, it’s not my favourite thing.”
Martin and Roman Kemp
Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp and his son, Capital Radio DJ Roman, return to watch TV together whilst socially distanced in London.
Since rising to fame in the new wave band with his brother Gary, Martin has appeared in EastEnders and The Krays, as well as Celebrity Big Brother and BBC music competition Let It Shine. His 27-year-old son Roman has hosted Capital FM’s Breakfast Show since 2014 and finished in third place on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here last year.
Nick and Liv Grimshaw
Radio 1 DJ Grimmy is back on Gogglebox alongside his niece, Liv, who works in fashion. Nick’s sister is 11 years older than him, so there is only a 10-year difference between him and Liv – he describes them as more like siblings than uncle and niece, and says the pair are in touch every single day.
Gyles Brandreth and Maureen Lipman
While former Conservative MP and presenter Gyles Brandreth previously appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox with Sheila Hancock, his latest sparring partner is actress Maureen Lipman.
Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling
Showbiz couple Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling have been together for about four years now, and this year they welcomed their first child together.
They must already have lots of juicy conversations about Love Island – she’s the presenter and he provides the show’s hilarious voiceover, so it was no surprise that they provided great entertainment on the show. The duo will be back for the new series. We wonder if we’ll get a little appearance from the little’un.
Sunetra Sarker and Georgia Taylor
Ackley Bridge‘s Sunetra Sarker and actress Georgia Taylor will be returning to the sofa for the new series of Gogglebox. Sarker is known for her roles as Nisha Batra in Brookside, Anji Mittel in No Angels, Zoe Hanna in Casualty and Kaneez Paracha in Ackley Bridge. She also took part in the 12th series of Strictly Come Dancing back in 2014, and was partnered with Brendan Cole.
Many will recognise Taylor from ITV’s Coronation Street where she plays Toyah Battersby. Her other roles included: Ruth Winters in Casualty and Kate Barker in the ITV crime series Law & Order: UK.
Chris Eubank Sr and Chris Eubank Jr
Father and son boxing duo Chris Eubank Sr and Chris Eubank Jr will be swapping the ring for a few nights on the sofa, watching telly.
The pair joined the series back in 2019, and will be back to reprise their roles when the new series begins on June 4th.
Eammon Holmes and Ruth Langsford
This Morning’s husband-and-wife presenting duo Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have become established Gogglebox stars. The couple, who have hosted This Morning since 2006, started dating in 1997 and married 13 years later. They have one son together named Jack and live in Surrey.
Previous Celebrity Goggleboxers
The Who’s lead singer Roger Daltrey is set to appear on Celebrity Gogglebox on Friday, Channel 4 has confirmed.
The 76-year-old, who’s best known for hit songs ‘My Generation’, ‘Pinball Wizard’ and ‘You Better You Bet’, joined The Who in 1957 before carving out a successful solo career and branching out into acting, with roles in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Mighty Boosh and The Bill.
Martin Compston, Vicky McClure and Adrian Dunbar
Line of Duty stars Martin Compston (Steve Arnott), Vicky McClure (Kate Fleming) and Adrian Dunbar (Ted Hastings) took a break from filming series six to appear in Friday’s Stand Up To Cancer Gogglebox special.
Aside from the popular BBC One drama, Compston is best known for his roles in The Nest, Victoria and films Mary Queen of Scots and The Aftermath, while McClure has starred in film and TV series This is England, The Replacement and Alex Rider.
Comedian John Bishop previously appeared on the Celebrity Gogglebox sofa. The presenter and comic is best known for hosting The John Bishop Show and appearing in Skins, Who Do You Think You Are? and The Nightly Show.
David Mitchell and Victoria Coren Mitchell
Peep Show’s David Mitchell and his wife, Only Connect presenter Victoria Coren Mitchell previously appeared in a Celebrity Gogglebox special.
David, who’s best known as half of the comedy duo Mitchell and Webb with Peep Show co-star Robert Webb, has starred in BBC Two’s Upstart Crow and is a team captain on Would I Lie To You?, while Victoria is a TV host and professional poker champion, who’s appeared on QI, The Great Sport Relief Bake Off and Hypothetical.
Harry and Sandra Redknapp
Couple goals right here! Football manager Harry has been married to Sandra since 1967 and the happy couple have been together for 57 years after originally meeting at a disco. The pair have two sons together, footballer Jamie and model Mark, and Harry melted the nation’s hearts with romantic stories during his stint on I’m A Celebrity.
Zoe Ball and Woody Cook
Woody Cook is the son of Radio 2 Breakfast and Strictly: It Takes Two presenter Zoe Ball, and her ex-husband Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim. He competed in Channel 4 reality show The Circle and is starting to make a name for himself in his own right.
Susanna Reid and Judge Rinder
Broadcaster Reid presented BBC Breakfast from 2003 until 2014, when she moved to ITV to co-anchor GMB alongside Piers Morgan. Meanwhile, Rinder is best known for hosting courtroom reality show Judge Rinder and Channel 4’s The Rob Rinder Verdict.
Nicola Adams and her partner, Ella Baig
Olympic athelte Nicola Adams made it into the record books, winning gold at London 2012 and becoming the first female boxer to become Olympic champion. After blazing a trail for other women in her sport, she was forced to retire from boxing to protect her eyesight. Now she’s able to enjoy the fun side of being well-known and often appears on TV, most recently on a celebrity special of The Great British Bake Off. Her girlfriend, Ella is a beauty blogger.
KSI and S-X
YouTuber KSI – real name Olajide Olayinka Williams Olatunji – has been a big name on the streaming site since 2009 due to his gaming-commentary videos. He has since began a boxing career, famously taking on American YouTuber Logan Paul in 2018. His friend S-X – Samuel Andrew Gumbley – is a record producer and songwriter from Wolverhampton, who has worked with Childish Gambino, KSI and Lil Baby.
Jamie Theakston and Ashley Roberts
Heart Radio presenter Jamie Theakston and Ashley Roberts previously appeared together on Celebrity Gogglebox.
Roberts is best known for being a member of pop group The Pussycat Dolls and since competing on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2012 and Strictly Come Dancing, she has developed a successful presenting career in the UK. TV host Jamie Theakston previously presented Top of the Pops and now hosts Heart UK’s Breakfast show with Amanda Holden.
Johnny Vegas and Bev Dixon
Benidorm star Johnny Vegas appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox alongside his PA and friend Bev Dixon. Vegas has appeared in BBC comedy Ideal, Still Open All Hours and Good Omens.
Nigel Havers and Denis Lawson
Actor and presenter Nigel Havers joins fellow actor Denis Lawson on the Celebrity Gogglebox sofa this series.
Havers, who appeared in coronation Street and Don’t Wait Up, now presents The Bidding Room on BBC One, while Lawson, whose nephew is A-lister Ewan McGregor, has starred in New Tricks and the original Star Wars trilogy.
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Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash
ITV’s golden couple, Joe and Stacey, seem like a match made in showbiz heaven. He often appears with her on Loose Women specials, and the pair have both won I’m A Celebrity. They have a son together, Rex, and live with Stacey’s two other children from previous relationships.
Rylan Clark-Neal and Linda Clark
Originally a contestant on The X Factor, Rylan Clark-Neal soon established himself as a TV presenter and media personality after winning Celebrity Big Brother. He has since hosted This Morning, The Xtra Factor, Supermarket Sweep and Ready Steady Cook. He previously appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox alongside his mother Linda.
Emilia Fox and Joanna David
While Emilia Fox initially appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox alongside her cousin Laurence Fox, in later series she brought her mum Joanna David on the show.
Fox is best known for her roles in The Pianist, Silent Witness, Rebecca and Pride and Prejudice, while her mother, who has been married to fellow actor Edward Fox since 2004, has appeared in Miss Marple, Death in Paradise and Inspector Morse among other titles.