SOFA SO GOOD FOR COUCH CRIT­ICS

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Front Page -

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.

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