Gogglebox Australia


#723

I hadn’t been a big fan of the new Asian brother & sister. But tonight during the Bad Mothers death scene, seeing their excitement at the Boston terrier in the background had me in stitches, highlight of the episode.


#724

Why do they have to review MAFS on this show every bloody week?


#725

Because it’s currently the biggest show on Australian broadcast TV by far?

I agree though, having a review of MAFS every week is a bit too excessive.


#726

But the reactions are so good!


#728

GOGGLEBOX AUSTRALIA IS CASTING

GET ON THE COUCH BRISBANE

Foxtel and The Courier Mail today announced that casting is open for two new households to join the hit local-production Gogglebox Australia – and for the first time those households will be from Brisbane.

Currently streaming its ninth season on Foxtel and broadcast Wednesdays at 7.30pm on the Lifestyle Channel, Gogglebox Australia features a diverse range of personalities from differing backgrounds and ages whose television commentary has made them into “TV experts”.

The current Gogglebox cast is a 60/40 split of Melbournites and Sydneysiders, so the addition of households from the Sunshine State will be an exciting change for the 10th season.

Produced by Endemol Shine Australia, executive producer, David McDonald said, “We’re very excited to find Queensland personalities to put in the mix. When Gogglebox first started we were restricted in what we could accommodate with the fast turnaround of the show. Now in our fifth year of production, it’s time to expand, so it was decided (very wisely) to go north and capture the unique voice of the Queensland territory.”

The Brisbane households will join brother and sister Tim and Leanne ; bubbly Greek best friends Anastasia and Faye ; happily married couple Lee and Keith ; the adorable and sports-crazy Jackson Family ; the fun-loving and cricket-mad Delpechitra Family ; best mates Adam and Symon ; dealers in Indigenous Art Mick and Di ; the close-knit Dalton Family ; married couple Matty and Sarah Marie and their friend Jad ; and the three generations of women in the Silbery Family .

Gogglebox Australia is an Endemol Shine Australia production for Foxtel and Network 10.


#729

Good to hear that Gogglebox is venturing into a new market, I think this will really help keep the program fresh.

I do wonder though if the producers are strictly looking within the Brisbane area or will be going around the South East on the hunt for potential Queensland Goggleboxers…


#730

Gogglebox EP David McDonald told The Courier-Mail that casters would take to the Brisbane streets from this week looking for candidates, so I say the new people will be from Brisbane area only.


#731

I think that answers the question.


#732

Foxtel and 10 both presented a Lifeline slide at the close of this week’s episode that ended with Goggleboxers watching Leaving Neverland.


#733

It was disappointing that this week’s episode did not cover Sonya’s death on Neighbours last week.


#734

Not many people care about Neighbours anymore in this country,


#735

The reality is the majority of the country wouldn’t have a clue who Sonya is and nor do they care.


#736

It has emerged that Gogglebox producers are casting not only in Brisbane, but also Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne.


#737

Good that they’re looking for new participants on the Gold Coast as well as Brisbane in the hunt for Queensland-based Goggleboxers.

But overall, I wonder if we should be in for major casting changes next season (which I probably wouldn’t be entirely against, TBH) if the producers are looking for new households in multiple markets.


#738

No Lifeline slide on the Tenplay episode.