Celeb Gogglebox cast in tears over heartbreaking Repair Shop episode

Jene J. Long
Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

From Digital Spy

The famous faces of Celebrity Gogglebox were left dabbing their teary eyes after watching The Repair Shop on yesterday’s (June 26) episode.

This included Love Island duo (and real-life partners) Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling, Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash, plus Jamie Theakston and Ashley Roberts, who were all taking part as armchair analysts.

But what exactly set them off?

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

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The most recent instalment of BBC series The Repair Shop, which was part of the celebs’ viewing schedule, featured a widow named Julie, who went to the titular shop to have her childhood rocking horse restored.

Hoping to pass it down to her grandkids, Julie went on to reveal that back in the ’80s, her late husband Paul had attempted to restore it for their own children, before tragedy struck.

Paul was sadly informed that he had cancer, and survived only a couple of months following his diagnosis.

Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

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Although these efforts at restoring the rocking horse didn’t quite go to plan, Paul left his signature on it, which Julie asked the team to find so her family could take a look.

When she returned to the shop and the repairers had located the signature, Julie broke down into tears and she was soon joined by the Celebrity Gogglebox cast watching from home.

Not a dry eye in the house.

Celebrity Gogglebox will return next Friday (July 3) on Channel 4.

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