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Gogglebox: when is Channel 4 show's return date?

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Emmy Griffiths
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Gogglebox fans were left disappointed after it was revealed that, following the show's festive special in early January, the series wouldn't be back until February. What have you been watching in lockdown without it?!

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Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: "What a cracking end to the series! Sad I have to wait until Feb for more!" Another added: "Just caught up on the show @leegogglebox. You and Jenny give me life. I needed that little giggle during lockdown 3. Thank you. Bring on February now." 

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A third person wrote: "Just caught up on the #Gogglebox Xmas special. Omg I was in hysterics. Thank you so much to @Petesandiford @C4Gogglebox @umarksiddiqui @TheMalonesGB @gilesandmary1. I needed that little giggle. Bring on February." 

While most of the cast will most likely be returning, it was recently reported that the Tapper family is officially no longer appearing on the show after unofficially leaving back in 2018. 

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The show returned for a one-off special in early January

Jonathan, 52, Nikki, 47, and their children Josh, 22, and Amy, 20, were part of the original line-up for the hit Channel 4 show when it first aired in 2013. According to The Daily Star, the Tappers have no plans to make a comeback but instead have other exciting projects in the pipeline this year. 

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The family-of-four were firm favourites on the Channel 4 show from the first series in 2013 until 2018, when it was announced that they were "taking a break" from on-screen duties as daughter Amy quit to find love on Celebs Go Dating.

Talking to The Mirror at the time, Amy said: "I'm personally not going back on Gogglebox. They can go on but they won't be with me," adding that she is "not really sure" if they'll be coming back.

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