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Is Gogglebox scripted?

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Are the reactions of Gogglebox stars genuine or scripted? (Picture: Channel 4)

Gogglebox has provided viewers with plenty of entertainment since it first aired in March, 2013, and viewers have eagerly awaited series 18.

And, while all of the Gogglebox cast may not be back for the new series, plenty of your favourites will be returning including Ellie Warner, Jenny and Lee and The Malones.

From their hilarious reactions to shows like Naked Attraction, to the Malone family’s dog Dave headbutting Tom in the face, it’s safe to say the Channel 4 show never fails to cheer up our Friday nights.


If you’re wondering just how genuine the cast’s gasps and laughs are while watching, we’ve got the answers for you.

Is Gogglebox scripted?

No, the reactions and comments you see on Gogglebox are not scripted at all and are completely real.

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The reactions of the Gogglebox stars are completely real (Picture: Channel 4)

Rumours of the show being scripted began after a supposed former cast member claimed that it was in 2014, and reportedly said they were warned of shocking moments prior to watching.

This was later rubbished by a Channel 4 spokesperson, who said: ‘The Gogglebox cast are filmed for two to three nights per week. We film them watching live television and some that has been recorded.

‘The production team do not influence the comments. The reactions are genuine.’

It has since been reiterated by former cast member Tom Malone Jr, who confirmed the show was not scripted.

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Tom Malone Jr confirmed the show is not scripted, but inappropriate comments are edited out (Picture: Channel 4)

He told the Express: ‘If you watch my family on the show, you’ll know straight away we literally just say the first thing that comes into our heads.

‘Sometimes it’s not always a common view, me and my family have quite a blunt sense of humour.

‘But there’s never anything they say to us like, “You can’t say this you can’t say that” because it’s about our opinions.

At the most, he said: ‘If there is ever anything too controversial, they just wouldn’t show it.’

Credit: Original article published here.

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