Jeremy Corbyn to take part in Gogglebox charity episode

Jeremy Corbyn will take his place on the sofa for a celebrity edition of Channel 4’s Gogglebox for Stand Up To Cancer next week.

The special episode will air on 3 November as part of the broadcaster’s efforts to support the fundraising drive.

Gogglebox features TV fans watching a range of broadcasts, from primetime entertainment shows to hard-hitting documentaries, and shows their reactions and candid insights.

No details have been shared about which programmes the Labour leader will watch and offer his opinions on, or who may join him on the programme.

It is though the episode will be filmed this weekend.

Corbyn follows in the footsteps of the likes of Kate Moss, Anna Friel, Steve Coogan, Jamie Dornan and Noel Gallagher in taking part in the programme.

The programme billing reads: “Some very famous faces join Britain’s favourite opinionated viewers for a special episode of Gogglebox for this year’s Stand Up To Cancer.”

Stand Up To Cancer is a joint national fundraising campaign by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.

Googlebox first aired in 2013 and has made stars of some of the people shown pontificating about the week’s programmes.

They include June and Leon, a Liverpool couple in their 70s, whom the Guardian described as “essentially the adoptive grandparents to the nation, thanks in part to Leon’s skill at summarising the character of pundits and politicians (‘Well, he’s a dickhead’)”.

Others, such as Steph and Dom, a couple who run an upmarket B&B in Kent, have been given their own shows.

The couple appeared this month in Steph and Dom’s One Star to Five Stars, in which they visit struggling hotels and guest houses and suggest ways to improve them.

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