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When does the new series of Gogglebox start?

The hit show is returning for season 18 

Emmy Griffiths

As much as we adored watching the Celebrity Gogglebox gang comment on their favourite TV shows and films earlier this summer, we have been missing the likes of Jenny and Lee, the Siddiquis and the Plummers on our screens! So when will the usual series return for season 18? Find out here… 

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Channel 4 has now confirmed that the show will return on Friday 17 September, so not long to go now! Jenny and Lee revealed the news on their shared Instagram account after the season 17 finale, with Lee writing: "Thanks for watching Goggleboxers, time for Jenny to see her husband after three months with me. Really going to miss her tho, have a great summer everyone. SEE YOU ALL IN SEPTEMBER."

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The Malones also spoke about the airdate, with mum Julie saying: "Well that's it for this series. Have a good summer, and we'll see you all in September." Since the last series, it appears that Lee has been loving his summer holidays, as he has spent them in Cyprus with his partner of 27 years, Steve. He has shared several snaps from the vacation, including one of the pair enjoying a drink by the beach.

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Lee's been enjoying his holidays!

He wrote at the time: "Gin and tonic that will do nicely #cyprus in the sun." He also joked about Cyprus’ midnight curfew after revealing that he and Steve arrived home right on time, writing: "Phew......that was close still a curfew in Cyprus 12.00 just made it back home."

It has been a difficult time for the Gogglebox cast and crew, as they have been mourning the loss of two of their cast. Back in August Mary Cook sadly passed away earlier aged 92. The news was announced on the show's official Twitter account, and read: "We are extremely saddened to share that Gogglebox star Mary Cook passed away in hospital this weekend at the age of 92 with her family by her side. She will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew."

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Mary very sadly passed away aged 92 

Andy Michael passed away aged 61 on 27 August. Gogglebox's statement read: “We are deeply saddened to share the passing of Gogglebox star Andy Michael at the age of 61 following a short illness.

"Retired hotelier Andy, who brought much wit and insight to Gogglebox, was one of the show's original cast members, appearing in the very first episode in 2013. Beloved father to Katy, Alex, Pascal and Louis, and cherished husband of Carolyne, Andy was a much loved and respected member of the Gogglebox family and he will be very sadly missed." 

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