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Gogglebox fans ‘switch off’ as new 'vile family' leaves viewers feeling divisive

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Uh oh...

The much-loved Gogglebox returned to TV screens last week, but many viewers were left unimpressed with a new family.

And last night was no different, as fans took to Twitter in their droves to have a moan about the new stars of the Channel 4 show.

The new family are better known as the Lampards – mum Jackie and daughters Olivia and Grace, who reside in Essex.

As viewers tuned into the latest episode, they weren't exactly complimentary of the trio...

‘Ugh. I forgot about the Lampards. Meh. #Gogglebox,’ one person commented, while another tweeted: ‘The Lampards. It's a huge NO from me. #Gogglebox.’

A third person posted: ‘@C4Gogglebox Please get rid of that awful new family the Lampards #Gogglebox,’ while a fourth said: ‘Good to see less of that vile family the lampards . Please fet rid #Gogglebox.’

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However, some viewers absolutely loved them and showed some love via Twitter...

‘Aren’t The Lampards just divine... #Gogglebox,’ one fan tweeted, while a second added: ‘Absolutely loved the new family, the Lampards on #gogglebox last night.’

However, we're sure the Lampards aren't fussed either way as a Gogglebox insider recently told The Sun Online that each of the families taking part are handed a monthly family allowance of £1,500.

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The amount is then split amongst contributing family members at their own discretion.

The monthly wage comes with its own added perks and each of the families receives free takeaways to keep them going through each sitting - sounds good to us!