Gogglebox will continue filming despite coronavirus pandemic – The SunMarch 26, 2020
GOGGLEBOX fans will breathe a sigh of relief as makers announce the much-loved show will continue filming, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
The Channel 4 favourite, which films the reactions of ordinary people in their living rooms as they watch television, will take new measures to ensure the programme is broadcast each week.
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Rigged cameras will now be used to prevent camera crews from having to go into the homes of the show's stars.
As they will be fixed in one place, it will means there's no need for any individuals to have contact with the families.
Channel 4's Director of Programming, told Digital Spy: "The coronavirus outbreak is an enormous creative challenge for all broadcasters and though it is having a profound impact on getting some of our productions onto screen, it’s also a time when public service broadcasters like Channel 4 can step up and help people navigate through the extraordinary challenges we all now face."
Series 15 of the hit series only kicked off on Friday, so this new plan will allow the show to be aired, as usual, every Friday at 9pm.
The show features a range of characters and relationships, from couples, to best mates and families.
It first aired in 2013 and has in that time also shown charity and celebrity specials.
Seen as an ideal job where you're paid to sit on your sofa to watch television, unfortunately there isn't a normal application process to join the cast of Gogglebox.
This is because the production team tend to scout potential cast members out and about in public locations.
Speaking about the cast, the show’s creator Stephen Lambert said in 2015: "Everybody on Gogglebox has been found and persuaded to be on the show and I think that’s the key to why they are likeable and why the show works, because we get to know these people. We’ve never advertised for people on Gogglebox."
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