Channel 4 commissions Gogglebox Kids

Kids tell it like it is!

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Gogglebox is getting a kids Christmas special, Channel 4 has confirmed.

Made by Studio Lambert, the hour-long episode of Gogglebox Kids will see a new version of the BAFTA award winning series as we find out what the nations kids, aged up to 13, really think about what’s going on in the world. Groups of children from across the UK will be offering their opinions on key moments of 2015 from the cakes on Bake Off to the fate of Cecil the Lion.

Studio Lambert Creative Director Tim Harcourt says “We have seen that kids say the funniest things on TV, and this version of the Channel 4 hit will allow school children from different backgrounds to do this as they react to their screens – big and small. We think that this Christmas special will show more than their views on visual content and TV today, it will reveal how they see the world around them.”

Channel 4’s Head of Specialist Factual, David Glover says: “I first saw Jurassic Park in a cinema with some kids sitting behind me. There’s a scene in which you see some jelly wobble to the thud of an impending dinosaur. The kid behind me just said, “Jelly!” That makes me think this could work.”