tom-jones-gogglebox

Viewers are all saying the same thing about Tom Jones' surprise Celebrity Gogglebox appearance

The singer and The Voice judge was a last minute announcement!

Eve Crosbie

Celebrity Gogglebox viewers can't stop talking about Sir Tom Jones following his surprise appearance on Friday night's show.

MORE: The sad reason why Rylan Clark-Neal and his mum aren't taking part in Celebrity Gogglebox 

The Welsh crooner appeared on the Channel 4 show alongside his The Voice co-star Anne-Marie, although some viewers had no idea the duo had been announced as part of the line-up and took to Twitter to share their shock and delight after tuning in.

Loading the player...

WATCH: Martin Kemp and his son Roman were among those who returned to Celebrity Gogglebox

"Wait Anne Marie and Sir Tom Jones?! I did not know this was happening on Gogglebox! What a line up!" one thrilled fan wrote. 

A second joked: "It's not unusual for #Gogglebox to book good celebs... but SIR TOM JONES?!"

MORE: 7 surprising facts about Tom Jones and late wife Linda's 59-year marriage

MORE: When is Gogglebox back on Channel 4?

Unsurprisingly, the 80-year-old singer went down a treat with viewers, leading some to call on him to appear on the show more regularly. 

"What a brilliant addition Tom Jones is to #CelebrityGogglebox - a natural," one viewer tweeted, while another said: "Tom Jones is the best thing about #Gogglebox."

tom-jones

 Tom appeared alongside his The Voice co-star Anne-Marie

Someone else said: "Tom Jones on #CelebrityGogglebox is my new favourite thing on TV. Can we just have a channel dedicated to Tom watching TV please?"

Tom wasn't the only new face on the series. TV favourite Lorraine Kelly made her debut with daughter Rosie, Spice Girls star Melanie C, appeared alongside her brother, Paul, and broadcaster Clare Balding was joined by her wife, Alice.

MORE: Celebrity Gogglebox stars' children who never appear on the show

Strictly Come Dancing star and BBC Radio One DJ Clara Amfo also made an appearance, accompanied by her brother, Andy and former premiership footballers Micah Richards and Jamie Carragher joined in on the fun too. 

The likes of Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Martin Kemp alongside his son Roman, and Denise Van Outen, with her partner, Eddie Boxshall, also returned for the second time running.

Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.