Gogglebox viewers slam ‘traumatising’ episode as they plead ‘Stop showing animal kills’

Gogglebox viewers slam ‘traumatising’ episode as they plead ‘Stop showing animal kills’

Gogglebox cast react to kangaroo scene in Netflix documentary

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Gogglebox viewers are pleading with producers to stop showing animals being killed on the programme after watching devastating scenes of a baby kangaroo being killed. The Channel 4 programme saw veteran Gogglebox stars Ellie and Izzie from Leeds and the other families screaming at the TV as they watched on. After the devastating scenes left the viewers feeling “traumatised”, they took to social media pleading for such scenes not to be aired anymore.

Watching the Netflix programme “Animals,” the scene showed a mother and baby kangaroo running away from being hunted by dingos.

As the mother kangaroo ran, trying to save both their lives, the baby kangaroo fell out of its mother’s pouch, and Izzie screamed at the TV: “The baby is going to fall out!

“He’s fallen out!” to which her sister Ellie shouted: “Ah, oh my god, go back for him,” however the dingo hunting the kangaroo got to the joey before the mother could return.

As the scene aired, many viewers took to Twitter to express their annoyance over the scene being shown, with many left feeling saddened.

@spenny_UK wrote: “We didn’t need to see the kangaroo bit #Gogglebox,” alongside a shocked face emoji.

@MaisyNBonnie commented: “Is anyone else still traumatised after seeing the baby kangaroo fall from its mums pouch on #Gogglebox.”

@JueConnor added: “@gogglebox @Channel4 STOP PUTTING THE HORRIBLE DEATHS ON #Gogglebox #channel4 #kangaroo.”

@Emmamalene wrote: “Gogglebox is literally awful nowadays, I remember when it used to be funny, and you’d have a laugh watching it, now it’s just animals dying and politics.”

@Lou06302480 tweeted: “Getting fed up with animals being killed or eaten with no warning!!! It’s not entertainment #gogglebox.”

@illu0s said: “I don’t care if it gets entertaining reactions, stop showing really upsetting nature documentaries of poor animals being killed #gogglebox,” alongside a broken heart emoji (sic).

Despite the negative comments the show received about the programmes they were showing, a lot of positive comments were aimed at Pete Sandiford’s baby, who made an adorable return.

Before the episode began, Pete and his sister Sophie were joined by a young guest, as Pete’s young son Jimmy joined them two months after he made his debut.

The pair were seen fawning over the baby as Pete was holding Jimmy on his lap, winding him after his bottle.

Pete said: “He’s got milky chops, he’s got milky chops Jim’s, shall we get some windies up? Oh dear, that’s it tell me off.”

As Pete began to pat his baby on the back, Sophie sat forward and grabbed at his cheeks: “Jimmy’s, Jimmy’s.”

Up until Friday’s episode, Pete had kept the name of his son private, however taking to his Instagram with a picture of himself and the baby, the caption read: “Jimmy wishing his daddy a happy birthday.”

When baby Jimmy was first born, Pete confirmed his arrivals at the NTA’s and told The Mirror: “It’s a bit overwhelming.

“Got it all going on at the moment, I’ve been up all night [and] I slept on the train here. [I’ve usually] got suitcases under my eyes, you just got me at a good time now.”

The reality star also told OK!: “I’m married now! It was nerve-wracking but the best day of my life. Well, second-best day as I’m a dad now too.

“I’m buzzing [to be at the NTAs] as I got a full night’s sleep in the hotel, so I’m well happy [being a dad is] tiring, the lack of sleep is not cool, but it’s definitely worth it.”

Gogglebox airs Friday nights at 9pm on Channel 4. 
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