Dame Sheila Hancock has admitted it got here as a shock to her when she was not invited again to seem on Celebrity Gogglebox.
The Olivier-winning star joined Superstar Gogglebox in 2019, the place she commented on the previous week of TV with Gyles Brandreth.
Nonetheless, when the movie star model of the hit Channel four present returned a 12 months later, Gyles had a brand new right-hand girl in Dame Maureen Lipman.
Talking on Radio 2, Dame Sheila defined: “They didn’t ask me again for some purpose, I suppose as a result of I used to be too impolite about a few of the issues I noticed.”
Referring to the notorious second she and Gyles had been handled to an episode of Naked Attraction, she added: “I, sincere to God, had not seen a lot of the programmes they confirmed us – like all these the place everybody was exhibiting off their non-public components.
“And I used to be deeply shocked, fairly genuinely overwhelmed by the entire thing.”
Dame Sheila’s successor has previously made no secret of the fact she didn’t all the time get pleasure from her two seasons on Gogglebox.
“I’d seen Gogglebox and I assumed: ’Oh, [ours] is the grown-up model, is it? I’m going to go on, and make a number of feedback now in regards to the oeuvre and ‘I did like his first trilogy’,” Dame Maureen stated. “But it surely’s your response to 12 dangling willies they need.
“They’re trying to find methods to make me go: ‘Urgh!’ So I assumed: ‘Effectively, truly, no, life is just too quick to observe a collection of hopeless males dangle their bits and items in my route. So I’m going.’”
Since then, Gyles has shared the Gogglebox couch with Dame Joanna Lumley and Carol Vorderman.
He and Dame Sheila additionally introduced Nice Canal Journeys collectively, after producers had been impressed with their chemistry on Superstar Gogglebox.
Explaining his pal’s Gogglebox absence final 12 months, Gyles offered: “They requested Sheila and me to go on the canals… so I believe Sheila felt that one collection with Gyles in a 12 months is sufficient, thanks very a lot.”