Gogglebox fans fuming 'it won't be the same' as Dave and Shirley share news it's 'the end'

Gogglebox stars Dave and Shirley Griffiths have left fans feeling blue after announcing the end of the current series on Channel 4.

The beloved duo from Caerphilly, who have been entertaining viewers since joining the show in 2015, took to Instagram to share a video message with their followers, revealing that the episode aired on Friday 24 May was the season's finale.

Gogglebox launched in 2013 and is now in its 23rd series. There's been several spin-off editions too, including a well received celebrity version, which it was recently announced Spice Girl Mel B would be joining, and a kids' show, dubbed Gogglesprogs.

In the cosy setting of their living room, Shirley warmly told her fans: "Hi everyone don't forget to tune in tonight at 9pm, have a good weekend and enjoy the bank holiday. Lots of love, Shirl."

Dave and Shirley Griffiths announced it was the last in the Gogglebbox series
Dave and Shirley Griffiths announced it was the last in the Gogglebbox series -Credit:Instagram/Dave and Shirley Griffiths

She then sent a loving kiss towards the camera, while Dave chimed in with his own heartfelt message: "Yes, sadly the last one tonight for the series so make sure you watch, all have a great summer. Oh and by the way, don't forget the voting for the NTAs (National Television Awards) has opened so if you can afford us a vote, Gogglebox, we'd appreciate it. Have a great summer, tara all, see you next time around."

The couple signed off the clip with a cheerful: "Have a great summer all see in September." Last year, some of Gogglebox's stars revealed details of an X-rated wrap party at the NTAs.

Their announcement quickly drew an outpouring of sad reactions from their fans in the comments section. One viewer lamented: "Noooooo is this series over already? Have a lovely summer both. See you on the tv in September."

The Michaels were a staple on the show
The Michaels were a staple on the show -Credit:Channel 4

Another fan expressed their dismay, commenting: "Oh no, Friday nights won't be the same without Googlebox," while another echoed the sentiment, adding: "I agree missing them already! ".

"Have a great summer you two, see you tonight and will definitely cast my vote for you," one fan wrote. "So when are you getting your own show? Until next time... Cheers Dave and Shirl!"

Another fan chimed in: "Gutted it's the last one until September. Friday nights won't be the same. Have a fantastic summer both of you."

Scarlett has become a success from the channel 4 show
Scarlett has become a success from the Channel 4 show -Credit:James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock

The cast of Gogglebox have found mild fame thanks to the show, amassing thousands of followers on social media and some even going on to carve out careers in showbiz, such as ex-cast member Scarlett Moffatt. Duos such as Sophie and Pete Sandiford have won the hearts of the nation with their banter, while families including the Malones have cemented themselves as fan favourites.