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Gogglebox stars break down in tears as show pays tribute to Queen after death

Gogglebox stars were in tears on Friday as they were spotted watching the announcement that the Queen had died.

The popular show aired at 9pm on Channel 4 and showed the cast paying tribute to the late monarch following her death last week.

As the BBC’s Huw Edwards broke the news, Jenny was unable to control her emotions and was seen wiping her tears with a tissue.

“She was so busy taking care of us,” she said, crying as her best friend Lee put his hands over his face in shock.

She continued: “When she first took over, she said whether it was a long reign or a short one, she would work to the end. And she did.”

Mary was also in tears and said she believes Britain no longer has a female role model.

She explained: “That’s the problem, we don’t have a role model now.

“In our public life there is no one of her greatness that we can admire,” Mary told her husband Giles.

Pointing to Prince – now King – Charles, Mary said: “A female role model I thought of. We need a female role model. I mean who else is there? No one.’

“I mean, she’s incomparable, but we had 96 years,” added Mary.

Meanwhile, Izzi expressed how she felt completely “in disbelief” at the Queen’s death, as Amani admitted it never ” occurred to her” that she would be gone.

Georgia remarked that the title “just doesn’t sound right” at the first mention of the Queen’s eldest child becoming King Charles III. was declared after succeeding his mother to the throne.

Viewers praised the show’s tribute to the Queen on social media, describing it as a “master class in television”.

Earlier this month, Gogglebox became the most-watched non-royal program with 2.63 million viewers the day after the Queen’s death was announced.

Channel 4’s show returned for a new series and was one of the few programs remaining on the air after Queen Elizabeth II’s death on Thursday.

ITV schedules had been suspended following the monarch’s death and most regular programs were canceled to ensure continued new coverage.

Of the remaining shows still airing, EastEnders was the second most watched non-royal show on BBC Two with 1.56 million viewers, while Gardeners’ World was number three with 1.52 million.

BBC Two aired every other show in the Top 5, with Pointless being watched by 1.36 million viewers and Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing hitting 1.35 million.

While Gogglebox aired at 9pm, the following show The Last Leg was pulled from the screens, with host Adam Hills saying it didn’t feel right to do so.

He tweeted: “We have decided not to do an episode tonight. It just doesn’t feel right. We will be paying tribute to Her Majesty next week but for now our thoughts are with her family and everyone affected by the news. We hope for your understanding.’

The BBC has had to maintain editorial restrictions for a number of days following Her Majesty’s death and while others are not required to, they have adapted.

Both Emmerdale and Coronation have been canceled for the remainder of the week, schedules are subject to change and it’s not yet known when the channels will return scheduled programming.

Gogglebox fans praised the show for bringing a “sense of normalcy” after the Queen’s death.

Viewers were relieved to see their favorite commentators, one of whom said it was “the comfort we all need”.

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