Gogglebox is set to get a host of new stars this series.
Bosses have discovered some telly addicts that they believe viewers will enjoy.
Exec producer Victoria Ray said: “There are going to be new faces. They’ll be joining during the current series.”
Bosses had to start hunting for newcomers as three groups left due to tragic circumstances, plus Paige Deville and her mum Sally Hayward both quit.
Pete McGarry, a 71-year-old man, died in June. Linda McGarry will not be returning to the United States without him.
Andrew Michael, age 61, passed away last month. His wife Carolyne and children Alex and Louis have decided not to continue.
Marina Wingrove will also be missing from the show after her friend Mary Cook died, aged 92.
As for the new crop, Victoria said: “We pick people who don’t want to be on telly.
“The ideal people are ones who don’t know that they’re funny.
“We like people who are charismatic, engaging and who don’t necessarily see themselves as TV personalities.
“It’s good when they have no filter because then they don’t second-guess themselves when they’re talking.
“We basically want people that you warm to and want to see in your living rooms.”
Gogglebox fans were delighted on Friday as the show returned to television screens for series 18.
Pete Sandiford, a father to his baby boy, opened the first episode.
Gogglebox star Pete Sandiford revealed to his fans that he was about to become a father.
He also showed his sister a scan of one of the editions Gogglebox.
The star turned to Sophie and said: “Here we go, look at this.
“Innit mad? I am actually going to be a dad to somebody,” to which Sophie replied: “Crazy. Life’s coming at you fast.”
Once the episode had aired Pete then took to Instagram to share the news with his fans on social media.
The new series continues on Friday at 9pm on Channel 4