MEDIA RELEASE: Wednesday August 26, 2020

on Foxtel’s LifeStyle channel at 7.30pm

Hump day has never felt so good with the return of Gogglebox Australia to our screens tonight on Foxtel’s LifeStyle channel at 7.30pm (AEST) and Thursday at 8.40pm on Ten.

The four-time TV WEEK Logie award winning show, now in its’ twelfth season, sees Australia’s favourite households back on the couch. Speaking of couches, one household actually shows off their fancy new couch, while another Goggleboxer reveals their brand-new tattoo. And there are some even bigger surprises since we last watched our Goggleboxers watching television: Isabelle Silbery got engaged, someone has a new boyfriend and there is some very special news for Di; who was honoured with an OAM for services to the visual arts.

Returning households include happily married couple Lee and Keith; Greek best friends Anastasia and Faye; close-knit but fight-over-the-remote family The Daltons; cricket mad Delpechitra family; Indigenous Art dealers Mick and Di; new parents Matty, Sarah Marie and bub Malik and “uncle” Jad; brother and sister foodies Tim and Leanne; flatmates and best mates Milo and Nic; modern day Aussie gals Kaday and Chantel and the Sydney clan of five, the Elias family and the Silbery women Kerry and Isabelle, while Emmie will be staying safe in isolation and watching her favourite programs from afar.

Tune in tonight as all the households get ready to become acquainted with the latest our television screens have to offer including The Bachelor, The Block, The Masked Singer and Farmer Wants A Wife, to name a few.

When it comes to The Bachelor, while most of the Goggleboxers are ready to sink their teeth into the new series, others are on the fence.

“So glad it’s back,” says Isabelle.

Di feels she must talk herself into it: “Don’t be negative Di, try to be positive,” she says.

While Kate Dalton sums it up: “This is bats**t crazy”. However, still thinks Locky is “Nice crumpet, let’s face it.”

The Googleboxers also settle in for another series of The Block, set in the exclusive Melbourne bayside suburb of Brighton. This has all the Melbourne Goggleboxers saying ‘Briiiighton’ – a suburb that affluent can afford a few more vowels.

Anastasia almost jumps off her recliner when she discovers one of the teams from The Block is Greek, with Faye exclaiming: “We probably know them!” while Anastasia hopes “…the Greeks don’t make a fool of us”.

Other households are a little more perplexed with the dancing introduction of The Block judges.

“What the hell is going on? I know I am going crazy in lockdown, but I feel like am seeing weird s**t,” Isabelle says. “What’s happening?” adds Lee. “What are they doing” says Kerry.

Farmer Wants a Wife is yet another dating show watched by the Goggleboxers, with Leanne referring to it as “farmyard Bachelor” and Matty adding: “Bush MAFS!”

Keith says it best when he surmises: “They have had floods droughts, fires and now they want to get married- wouldn’t you think they have had enough trouble?”

Gogglebox Australia is an Endemol Shine Australia production for Foxtel and Network 10.

Gogglebox Australia Season 12 will be available to stream On Demand following its broadcast on Foxtel’s LifeStyle channel. Seasons 1 – 11 are also available for those wanting to catch up on past episodes.

Ever thought you would make the perfect addition to Gogglebox Australia? Now you can be part of the series by downloading your favourite household’s couch and pretend you’re a Goggleboxer too!

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