S4C announces celebrity Gogglebocs Dolig
December 6, 2022
S4C, the public broadcaster and Welsh language television channel, has confirmed the commission of Gogglebocs Dolig, a one-off celebrity Christmas special for the Christmas schedule, featuring some of the much-loved Gogglebocs Cymru cast joined by some famous faces for the special.
Gogglebocs Dolig will be produced by leading Welsh indies Chwarel and Cwmni Da who earlier this year won the tender to produce Gogglebocs Cymru, the Welsh language version of the award-winning Gogglebox format from Channel 4 and Studio Lambert.
The celebrities to feature in the festive special are: BBC Radio presenters Huw Stephens and Sian Eleri; S4C and BBC Radio Cymru presenters Emma Walford and Trystan Ellis-Morris;Drag Artist Maggi Noggi and Comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean; Rugby presenter Sarra Elgan, Welsh Rugby Union Referee Nigel Owens and former Welsh Rugby star Jonathan Davies; Melanie Owen, Mali Ann Rees and Jalisa Andrews aka Mel, Mal a Jal podcast hosts; the all-female indie rock group Adwaith, twice winners of the Welsh Music Prize; Celebrity Chef, Chris ‘Flamebaster’ Roberts and his mother; and Actress, Singer and Comedian Carys Eleri and her mother. Presenter and stand-up comedian, Tudur Owen, returns to voice the show.
Filming will begin in the third week of December and will air on S4C and BBC iPlayer on December 28th at 9.00pm.
Catch up viewing of the debut series of Gogglebocs Cymru has proved to be a strong hit more than doubling the viewing on the day of transmission and skewing for a younger audience.
S4C’s Chief Content Officer, Llinos Griffin-Williams, said: “I am thrilled with the success Gogglebocs Cymru has shown in its debut series. Our season one cast are fast becoming household names. It was only natural that we decided to commission a Christmas special with well-known and much loved Welsh personalities joining the season one cast.”
Weekly episodes of Gogglebocs Cymru will continue on Wednesdays throughout January 2023.