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Viewers were reminded of the brilliance of Irish Paint Magic on Gogglebox Ireland this week

“Nineteen series of this!?”

THE FOURTH SERIES of Gogglebox Ireland kicked off this week on Virgin Media One. Not TV3. Just to clarify.


Tea Cosy Michael D. Higgins got a Pope-y makeover in the first episode.

gogglebox2 Angela and Eileen with the Pope-y tea cosy Source: Virgin Media One

Poor Miggeldy.

The couch dwellers reviewed the likes of The X-Factor, an Adrian Chiles documentary … But more importantly, they got a look at the 19th series of Irish Paint Magic.

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If you’re unfamilar with the premise, let’s get you up to speed. Irish Paint Magic sees David Willis, Cork’s answer to Bob Ross, paint a scene from the Irish landscape over the space of 30 minutes. 

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He frequently gets letters and emails in from people around the country, admiring his artistic skills and Cork accent.

The Goggleboxers didn’t know WHAT to make of it.

gogglebox Michael, David and Gerry from Louth, looking slightly bemused. Source: Virgin Media One

… Especially when he inadvertently read a viewer’s full home address out on air.

Tadhg and Ettie Source: Virgin Media One

Fan favourite Tadhg queried:

Is this a real show or is this is a piss take?”

Granny Ettie replied:

Oh, it’s a real show … He’s a Cork man.”

Not sure how that correlates, but listen. 

Their minds were further blown when David seemingly ripped the painting apart to reveal a bridge and a house. Irish Paint Magic, people. Pay attention.

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Your move, Don Conroy. 

David remarked: “I don’t know who lives in this house, but it’s a nice scenic area anyway, that’s for sure,” before proceeding to talk to the canvas. There’s some things you just can’t learn in Leaving Cert Art, guys.

If you want to watch the episode back in full, you can do so by clicking here.

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