Gogglebox is returning for its 16th season this month

Gogglebox announces airdate of season 16 after the heartbreaking death of popular star Di Kershaw

Googlebox Australia will return for its 16th season on Foxtel’s LifeStyle channel at 7:30pm Wednesday August 24. 

The show will also be rerun a day later in its usual Thursday night slot on Channel 10.

It comes after the tragic death of popular Gogglebox star Di Kershaw last month. She was 76.

Googlebox Australia will return for its 16th season on Foxtel’s LifeStyle channel at 7:30pm Wednesday August 24 following the tragic death of Di Kershaw pictured bottom, far right, last month

Di, a former model-turned-Indigenous art dealer, had been on the Channel 10-Foxtel show with her husband Mick since its first season in 2015.

She is survived by Mick, their adult children Victoria and Alex, and young grandson Harvey.

Doctors reportedly discovered a tumour in her throat several months ago and it was found to be inoperable. 

Di, a former model-turned-Indigenous art dealer, had been on the Channel 10-Foxtel show with her husband Mick since its first season in 2015

Di, a former model-turned-Indigenous art dealer, had been on the Channel 10-Foxtel show with her husband Mick since its first season in 2015

Di was known for her dry sense of humour on Gogglebox, and would often come out with withering put-downs while reacting to dating shows.

She famously did not think much of fellow couch critic Angie Kent embarking on a reality TV career.

The pair’s surprising feud started back in 2020 after Kent and best mate Yvie Jones had left Gogglebox Australia to pursue other media opportunities.

Kent subsequently featured in a number of other reality shows including I’m A Celebrity, The Bachelorette and then Dancing With The Stars.

Di famously did not think much of fellow couch critic Angie Kent embarking on a reality TV career

Di famously did not think much of fellow couch critic Angie Kent embarking on a reality TV career 

‘[She was on] Gogglebox, then went to the jungle, then she became the Bachelorette, and now she’s a dancing star,’ Di sarcastically retorted as she and other Gogglebox households sat down to watch Kent on DWTS.

‘Spare me … She’s no dancer, that’s for sure.’

Angie hit back on social media: ‘I have had nothing but love and support for my fam. So to see this not once but three times now on every adventure I’ve been on has been quite disappointing.’

But there appears to be no hard feelings as Kent recently paid a classy tribute to her outspoken former castmate following her death.

‘Obviously we were a part of the Gogglebox family for four years. So we just want to send all our love to her family, Mick, her children, everybody. It’s very sad,’ she said.

‘She was an icon. There’s not much space for older women on television. And she had such a big presence. Like she just said whatever came to her mind and sometimes it was a little bit hard to hear.

‘I mean, I’ve been on the back end of it, but I loved her for it because she didn’t care. And I love it when women don’t care. And they can say what they want. So go off queen.’

Mick has already confirmed that he will not be returning to Gogglebox. 

The format of Gogglebox is focused around families and groups of friends who are filmed for their observations and reactions to the previous week’s television they have watched in their own homes. 

The award-winning British reality TV show first launched in the UK in March 2013.

The Australian version debuted in February 2015 and has proved equally popular here. 

Despite their long-running feud, Kent (pictured) paid a classy tribute to Di last week

Despite their long-running feud, Kent (pictured) paid a classy tribute to Di last week

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