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Ed Sheeran and Liam Gallagher to appear on Celebrity Gogglebox

By | Published on Wednesday 1 November 2017

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A special episode of ‘Celebrity Gogglebox’ – the famous person spin-off of that show where you watch people watching TV, for some reason – will feature Ed Sheeran and Liam Gallagher, as well as other musicians.

Due to air this Friday, Sheeran will sit on a sofa and literally just talk about the TV programme he’s watching with Example and Big Narstie. Gallagher, meanwhile, will appear with his mum Peggy and son Gene, and Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne will do a bit of watching and talking too. Also sort of music related (but not really), Jeremy Corbyn will be one of the celebrity TV watchers.

I know that being incredulous about ‘Gogglebox’ is old hat by now, but I genuinely don’t get it. I shouldn’t be too hard on this special edition though, because it’ll all happening to raise money for Cancer Research UK’s ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ campaign – a fundraising exercise usually fronted by comedians who are standing up, rather than musicians who are sitting down. Maybe that’s the joke. As I said, I don’t really understand any of this.

“I’m such a huge fan of ‘Gogglebox'”, says Sheeran, inexplicably. “It’s going to be weirdly surreal to actually be part of it”.

Gallagher adds: “It’s an honour and privilege to be invited on one of my favourite TV shows, the mighty ‘Gogglebox’ – especially with my fam and for such a great cause as Stand Up To Cancer”.

If any of this makes any sense to you at all, tune in to Channel 4 at 9pm on Friday. Or don’t, I don’t care.

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