Dame Joanna Lumley gained more fans when she appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox.
The actor and activist appeared alongside Gyles Brandreth on the hit Channel 4 show on Friday to talk about shows like Stranger Things and Hunted and coverage of the Platinum Jubilee. But more than her TV opinions, it was the lady’s constant snacking that caught fans’ attention.
The Absolutely Fabulous star proved she’s a lot like the rest of us as she settled down in front of the TV with various snacks, reports Birmingham Live. Her treats included ice cream, candy, and even Brussels sprouts.
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A stunned @Elva14699270 asked, “Is Dame Joanna Lumley eating raw sprouts for a snack #CelebrityGogglebox?” @Greg_Phillips_ commented, “All Joanna Lumley has done is eat since this started #CelebrityGogglebox #Gogglebox.”
@cosmoksmom added: “Love that Joanna Lumley is eating all the goodies! #CelebrityGogglebox.”
Joanna revealed ahead of her performance that she is completely “addicted” to the Channel 4 show, saying: “I can’t wait to share a sofa with Gyles to watch the programs together. It is a great honor and ticks something off my tragically long bucket list.”
Gyles has appeared twice on Celebrity Gogglebox with Dame Maureen Lipman and Dame Sheila Hancock. He joked: “My last two Gogglebox partners from Celebrity got their maternity immediately after sharing the Gogglebox sofa with me. My wife thinks it’s because the Queen needs to see Gogglebox and thought Sheila and Maureen deserved a treat for sitting next to me on the sofa!
“Fortunately, my friend Joanna Lumley is already a lady. Joanna and I have been friends for over fifty years. We met for the first time in 1969. We’ve watched a lot of TV together over the years. She probably won’t remember, but the last time we looked at the box together, she fell asleep.”
In March, Maureen ruled out a return to Celebrity Gogglebox and gave a scathing review of her time on the program. She said at the time: “I walked in and imagined they wanted me for my wit and my brains. Of course, they just want to show you Willies and shock you.
“Honestly, we were really fun together, but none of that came to fruition. And if they don’t want to use what we gave them, fuck them. It’s from my point of view. I’m sure they will assign Gyles to someone else.”