Gogglebox creator Tania Alexander ‘quits’ show midway through series run

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Gogglebox creator Tania Alexander has stepped down midway through filming the show's sixteenth series.

Alexander had created and helmed the landmark Channel 4 series alongside creative director Tim Harcourt and studio founder Stephen Lambert.

According to Broadcast, showrunner Tania Alexander has departed Studio Lambert whilst Gogglebox is still producing its current series.

At the studio, Alexander was the director of factual entertainment for the All3Media indie and is thought to have been part of the company for around a decade.

In addition to Gogglebox, Alexander also oversaw other hit shows such as Undercover Boss and Seven Days.

It is reported that four episodes remain the current 16th run of the hit Channel 4 series following Alexander's departure.

Tania Alexander has stepped down from her role as showrunner on Gogglebox
(Image: Instagram)

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The publication notes that executive producer Leon Campbell and deputy creative director Mike Cotton will oversee the remaining episodes of the show.

Series 16 is expected to run to 15 instalments in total.

A spokesperson for Studio Lambert told Broadcast: "We wish Tania success with her future projects."

Mirror Online has reached out to Channel 4 for comment.

Gogglebox first began airing on March 7, 2013 and had been devised and developed by Alexander, Harcourt and Lambert.

Gogglebox, along with stars such as Jenny and Lee, has become beloved by the nation
(Image: Channel 4)

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It was initially narrated by The Royle Family star Caroline Aherne until her death from lung cancer in 2016.

Her role was then filled by Craig Cash who had previously stood-in for Aherne when she was not available to record.

The hit series has spawned a number of spin-off properties including Celebrity Gogglebox and Gogglesprogs.

Gogglebox has also had its format sold to a number of nations worldwide, including Gogglebox Australia and the American and Canadian versions, both entitled The People's Couch.

The current sixteenth series still has four instalments to go following Tania Alexander stepping down
(Image: Channel 4)

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Having won National Television Awards each year from to 2018, Gogglebox also won a BAFTA for Reality & Constructed Factual Programme in 2014.

Gogglebox continues on Fridays at 9pm on Channel 4 and is available for catch-up on All4.

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