Tinie Tempah has allegedly agreed to appear on a special episode of Celebrity Gogglebox as part of Channel 4’s Black to Front Day special. According to The Sun, the rapper has agreed to appear in the special episode, which will premiere in September. Channel 4 has been contacted for comment by Digital Spy.
As a first-time guest, Tinie has a connection to the non-celebrity edition of Gogglebox. Tremaine, Twaine, and Tristan Plummer of Gogglebox were pictured with him in Ibiza in August 2018. In Black to Front, C4’s entire programming schedule will be headed by Black performers.
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The day’s programming will also include a return of Mo Gilligan’s The Big Breakfast and freshly confirmed Strictly Come Dancing competitor AJ Odudu. Last August, Channel 4 revealed their plans for Black to Front Day.
According to Kelly Webb-Lamb, Deputy Director of Programming at Channel 4, “the voices that introduce the programs to those that appear on television, across social and All 4 will be led by Black talent.”
Working behind the scenes, we’re creating off-screen commitments that are both ambitious and important, in collaboration with our production partners. It is our goal to make sure that Black To Front goes on long after its original airing, boosting careers and bringing about substantial changes that will have a lasting influence on the UK television business.”
As of 7 March 2013, Channel 4 began airing Gogglebox, a British reality show based on the response video format. Many family and friends from all across the United Kingdom participate in the show, responding to tv shows from the comfort of their own homes.
Caroline Aherne narrated Gogglebox from its debut on 7 March 2013 to 8 April 2016. On July 2, 2016, she passed away from lung cancer, which she was diagnosed with in 2014. The narrator, Craig Cash, took up Aherne’s position permanently on April 15, 2016, after filling in for her when she was unavailable. A BAFTA award was given to the show in 2014, and National Television Awards were given to the show in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Children’s version of the show, Gogglesprogs, debuted on Christmas Day 2015 as a Christmas special, followed by a full-length series on 17 June 2016.  When Vlogglebox debuted on E4 in 2017, it showed reactions from 16 to 24-year-olds as they saw internet material on their phones, computers, or tablets.
A celebrity edition of Gogglebox was commissioned in 2019 and began broadcasting in the same year. Second and third seasons were added in 2020 and 2021, respectively. A new season of Gogglebox will premiere in September 2021.