Gogglebox hit with Ofcom complaints about “stars don’t obey social distancing rules”


Gogglebox has been hit by a plethora of complaints from angry viewers who claim the stars don’t listen to government rules on social distancing.

According to The Sun, the Ofcom broadcast watchdog has criticized 20 viewers who had concerns about Channel 4.

Fans were concerned that friends and family would watch TV together on Gogglebox because many of them do not live together – and they would break the rules if they had traveled to another household.

Sisters Izzi and Ellie, best friends Jenny and Lee together don’t share a home, while viewers also wondered if the Plummer brothers and siblings Sophie and Pete had moved in together to isolate themselves during the lockout.

However, despite the concerns of viewers, the owners of Channel 4 insisted that the stars follow the latest government directives.

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A spokesperson for the show told Mirror Online, “Most families live together, but where they don’t, they follow PES guidelines for social distancing.

“Gogglebox will only film with families where it is safe. The health and safety of our actors and our team are paramount. “

An episode that aired two weeks ago did not show any social distancing, as it was filmed before the country was locked out.

Viewers wondered if siblings Sophie and Pete had moved in together for the lock

However, last Friday’s show featured the changes made by the owners of Channel 4.

Some of the usual groups on the screen had to be separated.

Izzie Warner was replaced by her sister Ellie’s boyfriend, but Lee Riley and Jenny Newby were still there after they decided to lockout together.

Sid Siddiqui was also missing due to the two-meter social distance rule, but his sons decided to continue filming without him.

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The owners of Channel 4 have also installed fixed cameras in their living rooms to stop all contact with production staff.

Ian Katz, Director of Programming for Channel 4, said: “The coronavirus epidemic is a huge creative challenge for all broadcasters and, although it has a profound impact on the display of some of our productions …

“It is also a time when public service broadcasters like Channel 4 can step in and help people overcome the extraordinary challenges we all face today. “

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