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When is Gogglebox back on TV? Friday nights just got good again

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Gogglebox fans will be delighted to hear that we finally have a return date for Channel 4’s beloved reality series.

For many people, Channel 4’s hit reality show, Gogglebox, has been the ultimate companion during the pandemic. 

From Jenny’s important reminder about domestic abuse in lockdown, to Mary’s emotional message about protecting each other, it’s truly helped people navigate this tough time

There’s just something very reassuring about seeing familiar faces going through the same highs and lows in lockdown.

And of course, the show has provided some much-needed comic relief, including the collective puzzled reaction to Nigella Lawson’s fish finger bhorta recipe and the very funny celebrity special with the Line Of Duty cast

As we continue to navigate the third lockdown of the pandemic, a new season of Gogglebox is exactly what we need to help get us through the long nights. So we’re delighted to hear that it will be back on our screens very soon. 

Jenny and Lee on Gogglebox.
Gogglebox: Jenny reacts to the Line Of Duty finale.

When is Gogglebox back on TV?

Earlier this month, Radio Times confirmed that season 17 of Gogglebox will start on Friday 26 February at 9pm. 

The official Gogglebox Twitter account has since made its own announcement, saying “We’re back! Join us for brand new Gogglebox this Friday 9pm on Channel 4.”

It also shared a video that hinted which families will be retuning in the new series, including Mary and Giles, the Malones and the Siddiquis. 

Fan favourites Jenny and Lee also confirmed they would be coming back to our screens, writing in a tweet last month: “A bit of light relief for lockdown three. Enjoy everyone, keep well, keep safe. See ya in February!”

Following a week that saw Boris Johnson share his four-point lockdown-easing roadmap, we have a feeling the show’s stars will have a lot to say on the matter – and we can’t wait for their mixed reactions. 

Fans on Twitter had been calling for the show’s return since a special episode ran at the start of January. We’re desperate to find some comfort with familiar and friendly faces, so it’s reassuring to know it will be back to keep us company by the end of the month. 

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Hollie Richardson

Hollie is a digital writer at, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…