The TV star has been missing from the show for the last few weeks to care for Nat, who was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car during a night out in Leeds. Nat was placed on a life support machine and sustained several severe injuries including a broken back, a broken neck, and two collapsed lungs.
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However, on Friday, Ellie looked like her normal self again as she settled on the sofa with her sister Izzi Warner – and Nat even made a brief 'cameo', with Ellie calling him on the phone at the start of the episode.
Putting him on speaker, Nat sounded happy and in good spirits, as the duo joked about their confusion over having a shotgun wedding, with Nat believing it meant you were forced to marry "because you got someone pregnant".
When Ellie asked if it meant he was "going to get me pregnant?" Nat quickly replied, "No", before they both burst into giggles.
Nat made a brief appearance on Gogglebox in 2020
Fans were delighted to see Ellie back and were touched by the couple's exchange, with one viewer writing on Twitter: "I've never met Nat, nor am I likely to but I'm so so happy to have heard him talking to Ellie on the phone. Well done Nat, so glad you're getting better."
Another said: "So lovely to see Ellie & Izzy back & to hear Nat sounding so well," a third added: "Pretty sure hearing Nat on the phone with Ellie is gonna be the best bit of #Gogglebox tonight. Great to know he's recovering."
Last month, West Yorkshire Police confirmed to The Sun that the driver of the car that hit Nat, who they had previously been looking for, "was questioned" in connection with the incident.
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