SOFA SO GOOD FOR COUCH CRITICS
THEY’RE back, baby, with our favourite couch potatoes returning for a new season of small-screen sledging. Turning 10, the show has proved a remarkable success story and made household names of its brilliantly cast commentators. For three generations of the Silberry family, in Melbourne, the opportunity to join the series was “a bit of a hoot,” but even they are surprised at how much the Goggleboxers have been embraced by the nation. “Everyone can see themselves in the cast,” 34-year-old Isabelle told magazine. “What’s resonated with our audience is that we are just everyday people saying the same things that other people say when they’re sitting in their lounge room with their family or friends.” Grandmother Emmie was overwhelmed by the support fans showed when she battled ill health last year, but the 90-year-old is back to full match fitness. Isabelle had her own medical scare, using her TV platform to raise awareness for bowel cancer checks.