Gogglebox star Stephen Webb supported by fans as he leaks major announcement about the show’s future

Earlier this month Gogglebox fans were left devastated as the show went off the air on Channel 4 for the year.

People were annoyed when the show was replaced with a ‘best bits’ episode – and begged for the normal version to come back immediately.

Now star of the show Stephen Webb has made a major announcement about the show’s future.

Stephen says the show will be returning sooner than we all thought, with a festive episode on January 2.

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The standalone episode will see the cast of Gogglebox watch Jamie: Together at Christmas, Love Actually, James Bond No Time to Die and more.

Announcing the show on Instagram, star Stephen Webb said: “Gogglebox Festive Special will air 2nd January at 9pm on Channel 4 will feature Jamie: Together at Christmas, Love Actually, James Bond No TIme to Die and more!

“A festive gift to Gogglebox fans!”

Stephen’s followers expressed their excitement at the return of Gogglebox, reports the ECHO.

Lindsay said: “I am looking forward to that festive special.”

Nathan said: “Thanks for letting me know. Cannot wait.”

Sharon said: “Can’t wait missing you already.”

And Joyce said: “Can’t wait. Sending hugs.”