Gogglebox star Pete Sandiford was in tears during Friday’s episode of the hit Channel 4 series, alongside many of his co-stars, over a particularly emotional segment on the show - and fans have been offering their support!
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During the episode, the Gogglebox families watched The Repair Shop, which saw book-binder Christopher Shaw restore a prayer book belonging to the show’s guest Gary, who explained that his grandparents managed to keep safe while imprisoned in a concentration camp during World War II.
WATCH: Pete teared up over the emotional moment
Gary revealed that in 1938 his father was evacuated to the UK, while his grandparents were taken to a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia, named Theresienstadt. He explained that because Theresienstadt was a "show" camp, which aimed to show outsiders proof of fair treatment towards Jewish people, they were allowed to keep their prayer book, which was then signed by fellow prisoners upon their liberation.
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The restoration of the important book had Pete in tears in a clip that was shared on Twitter, and one person replied: "I was right with you guys on this one. I think this episode of #therepairshop will be one of my most favourite." Another person added: "It's enough to make a grown man cry." A third person posted: "Peter has such a beautiful soul. I love him and his sister!"
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Viewers echoed Pete’s reaction to the episode when it aired on Wednesday, with one person tweeting: "The prayer book has to be one of the most special repairs ever. Sobbing - May we never forget," while another added: "I honestly don't know how they keep themselves together, I'm in tears …every show! The prayer book tonight, just incredible."
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