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Celebrity Gogglebox, episode 1, review: Rachel Riley, Little Mix, Chris Eubank and a hefty glass of rosé

Well, that’s Michael Gove’s leadership bid done for. As the couch potato pundits on Celebrity Gogglebox (Channel 4) gleefully ridiculed his cocaine confession, Rylan Clark-Neal’s mother Linda declared: “He looks like a right div, dunnee?” Political careers rise and fall on such damning soundbites.

While the usual Gogglebox favourites took a well-earned summer holiday from sofa-slumping duties, famous types were roped in for this six-part series. Just like the mothership show, it was a joyous hour of gentle comedy and unfiltered domestic micro-drama. 

The stars of this opening episode were TV presenter Clark-Neal and the unwittingly hilarious Linda, who were like something out of a Victoria Wood…

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