They’ve been a firm fixture on the Gogglebox sofa since the show kicked off in 2013. And now we are set to be bidding a fond farewell to the Moffatt family.
A spokesperson for the hit Channel 4 show confirmed that “The Moffatt family will not be appearing in this series”. And many have speculated as to the reasons why Betty, Mark and Scarlett won’t be making a return to our screens.
Speaking to The Sunday People, a source hinted that Scarlett’s steady rise to fame – which includes walking away with the I’m a Celeb crown – could mean that the County Durham based family are no longer as relatable to the viewing public.
They said: “The whole premise of Gogglebox is normal people commenting on the TV.
“Scarlett is now a celebrity in her own right so it made sense she wouldn’t continue.
“She and her parents came as a package. It wouldn’t work so well without all three of them.”
The trio’s absence was already felt last series, as mum and dad spent time in Australia supporting the 26-year-old’s second reality TV show debut. But off screen the family have continued to stick together, as Scarlett attempts to bounce back from her recent split with boyfriend Luke Crodden.
Scarlett has moved back into the family home. And her recent happy birthday message to her dad reveals that the family are as a close as ever!
So will you still tune into Gogglebox now that the Moffatt’s will no longer be on it?
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