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Irish viewers were emotional watching the Gogglebox folk discuss last week's referendum

‘They just wanted a choice.’

LAST NIGHT SAW the season finale of Gogglebox air on Channel 4 at 9pm.

gogglebox Source: Channel4

And nestled in among footage of Britain’s Got Talent and First Dates was a feature on Ireland’s referendum on the 8th Amendment.

As jubilant scenes from Dublin Castle took centre stage in the montage, the Gogglebox regulars aired their opinion on a referendum which dominated Ireland’s mainstream and social media in recent years.

pro choice

Joining Yes voters in their relief at the landslide result to repeal the 8th Amendment, the families featured on the long-running Channel 4 show engaged in informed and supportive discussion in the wake of last week’s results.

And Irish viewers were particularly heartened by the level of understanding and compassion exhibited by Giles and Mary, the Malones in Manchester, and the Woerdenwebers in Liverpool, among others.

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