A tweet from Gogglebox’s official Twitter page addressed “fake news” that they are looking for new applicants. In a tweet to their 260,000 followers, they said particular publications “are posting that we are looking for applicants for #gogglebox This is untrue. We have never carried out an application process for the show and have predominantly only ever street cast. We hugely apologise for any inconvenience #fakenews”. TV duo Lee and Jenny shared the post to their joint Twitter page warning fans of the false reports.

Please be aware folk – it’s fake news, fake news.

Lee and Jenny, Gogglebox

In view of their 79,000 followers, they wrote: “Please be aware folks [shocked face emojis] it’s fake news, fake news.”

Many of their social media fans flocked to their post to comment.

One user commented: “Just ‘applied’ as well gutted!”

A second wrote: “Shame we would love to be on it.”

A third penned: “The couldn’t find anybody as daft and lovable as you two!”

A fourth added: “Every week you two deliver the laughs. Please don’t stop.”

TV favourites Jenny and Lee, who became friends after meeting at a pub 21 years ago, joined the award-winning Channel 4 in its fourth series and have since become a hit with viewers.

The best friends previously opened up on why they believe the show’s viewers take to them.

Lee told What’s On TV: “Because we’re the same on the TV as we are in the pub. We haven’t changed at all.”

Jenny added: “We’re just like your neighbours next door.”

Lee jokingly added: “I wouldn’t like you living next door to me – you get on my nerves half the time.”

Jenny is believed to have first been approached to star on the show alone, before asking Lee to join her.

The latter admitted he was apprehensive about joining the cast having never seen the show beforehand.

He told the Hull Daily Mail: “To be honest and I didn’t want to do it.

“I’d say it took her about an hour and a half to talk me into it – about as long as it took me to get me out of bed.”

Gogglebox returns tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm.

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