'Gogglebox: Brexit Special' Will Feature Caroline Aherne Tribute

The episode will be dedicated in her memory.

03/08/2016 14:09

The Brexit special of ‘Gogglebox’ will feature a special tribute to the show’s narrator Caroline Aherne, who died last month.

Caroline lent her voice to the hit Channel 4 show since its launch in 2013, including throughout her treatment for lung cancer.

It has now been reported that Wednesday (3 August) night’s episode - the first to air since her death - will feature a message in her honour, reading simply: “In loving memory of Caroline Aherne.”

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Caroline Aherne

As a special touch, the closing credits will also be accompanied by Oasis’s ‘Half The World Away’, the theme song to ‘The Royle Family’, which Caroline co-created, co-wrote and appeared in as Denise Best. 

‘Gogglebox’ will continue to be narrated by Caroline’s ‘Royle Family’ co-creator and co-star Craig Cash, who stood in for her whenever she was unable to attend recording.

Following a lengthy battle with lung cancer, Caroline’s publicist confirmed last month that she had died at her home, at the age of 52.

A small, private funeral was held in the weeks that followed near where she lived in Greater Manchester, attended by her closest friends and family.

Prior to her work on ‘Gogglebox’, Caroline was best known as a comedy actress, particularly for her various roles in ‘The Fast Show’ as well as fronting her own celebrity talk show under the guise of her character, Mrs Merton.

‘Gogglebox: Brexit Special’ will air on Wednesday night at 9pm on Channel 4.

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