Gogglebox is on the hunt for a Scottish household to hitch its ranks, after an MP found there hadn’t been one on the tv present since 2016.
Chairman of the Scottish Affairs Committee in Westminster, Pete Wishart, welcomed the choice which got here after an proof session on public broadcasting in Scotland with Channel 4.
On the listening to in September, the chief of the Conservatives in Scotland, Douglas Ross, advised the broadcaster’s bosses that there had not been a Scottish household on its flagship programme since 2016.
Channel 4 chief government Alex Mahon advised the committee that “we do get complaints in regards to the lack of illustration on Gogglebox which is one among our largest exhibits”, describing it as a “continued strain”.
She has since written to MPs, confirming Channel 4 has agreed a separate price range to seek for a Scottish household to seem on the programme.
Bosses hope that not less than one shall be in place by the brand new 12 months.
Mr Wishart stated: “Channel 4 has spectacular credentials for supporting impartial producers and providing alternatives for younger individuals wishing to discover the sector.
“We’re bursting on the seams with expertise in Scotland, and I’m happy to listen to Channel 4’s efforts to harness this potential.
“A theme which got here up in our proof session was the shortage of a Scottish household on Gogglebox.
“It’s clear some have approached the channel with comparable concern, typically providing themselves as an choice.
“I’m due to this fact happy to see a devoted staff tasked with this and stay up for seeing the profitable household on our screens within the new sequence.”