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Gogglebox fans have been left divided as two new cast members made their debut on the Channel 4 show.
On Friday evening, viewers welcomed mother and son duo Elaine and Seb who gave their thoughts and opinions on the latest TV shows from their home in Forest of Dean.
During the episode, the pair spoke about Seb’s upcoming graduation ceremony as Elaine debated what she was going to wear for the event.
However, it seems as though viewers have been left divided about their addition to the long-running series.
Taking to Twitter to share their thoughts, @Rasa43638310 commented: “New people trying too hard… #Gogglebox”
@RockitQueen50 added: “I never like the new people on #gogglebox”
@Beardybill1 tweeted: “Not sure about the new #Goggleboxers”
@StartWithThis commented: “Not a massive fan of the new #Gogglebox family just yet! Need more people like @leegogglebox.”
Although there were some people who welcomed Elaine and Seb and urged viewers to give them a chance.
@JDavvyy added: “Liking the new son and mother very funny. I think “I’ve got one in the drawer somewhere” [sic] “Bit odd he kept his vest on though”
@wibster1979 said: “Let’s give the new couple a chance.”
The addition to the show comes after fan-favourites Stephen Webb and his husband Daniel Lustig-Webb decided to quit.
Stephen was one of the original cast members and has been part of the series for 10 years.
Thanking fans for their support over the years, the duo took to Instagram to share the news as they described their time on the show as “an absolute ride.”
Show creators Studio Lambert and Channel 4 said: “After a brilliant and illustrious time on Gogglebox, Stephen and Daniel have decided that now is the right time to explore life beyond the sofa and leave the show.
“As one of the original Goggleboxers, Stephen has entertained the nation with his hilarious quips since the show first started in 2013, sharing his opinions on the best and biggest TV events of the last ten years.
“We would like to thank him and Daniel for being utterly brilliant contributors to the show, and we wish them well with their future projects.”
Gogglebox continues Fridays on Channel 4 from 9pm