An Australian Celebrity Gogglebox is coming in 2021.
Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh told TV Tonight, “Foxtel and Endemol Shine are in advanced discussions to bring a celebrity version of Australia’s most popular entertainment series, Gogglebox to audiences in 2021.
“It’s an obvious evolution for the format, particularly now post the Covid lockdowns. We all bunkered down during winter and watched a lot more television and Gogglebox became more relevant than ever. To explore a celebrity version feels like a natural evolution of the format. It’s a proven hit in the U.K. and I’m confident we can replicate that success. We will look to the second half of next year.”
He also told Running Free Live, “The casting will be as interesting as Real Housewives of Melbourne I think!”
The Celebrity version comes on top of two seasons of the regular Gogglebox, which this week picked up an AACTA Award for Best Factual Entertainment series.
Remembering that the show likes a cross section of ages, backgrounds and class, who would you like to see in an Aussie version?