Celebrity Gogglebox has bagged a huge comedy star to bring the laughs to the hit Channel 4 series.
Katherine Ryan and her husband Bobby Kootstra are set to give a glimpse into their lavish London home for the first time.
The Canadian comedian, 39, said she is ‘thrilled’ to be taking part in the hit show and gushed that she is very ‘excited’ for viewers to see inside her home.
She told The Sun: ‘It’s usually just the dogs who get to see us watch TV, so we’re excited to welcome viewers into our home as we decompress in our favourite spot – the sofa.
‘We’ve been huge Gogglebox fans for years and we are thrilled to be taking part.’
‘We’re excited to welcome viewers into our home’: Celebrity Gogglebox has bagged a huge comedian star to bring the laughs to the hit Channel 4 series
‘We are thrilled to be taking part’: Katherine Ryan and her husband Bobby Kootstra are set to give a glimpse into their lavish London home for the first time (pictured in 2022)
The couple will be joined on the series by Zoe Ball, Johnny Ball and Woody Cook, Denise Van Outen and Duncan James, plus Shaun Ryder and Bez.
The news comes after All That Glitters: Britain’s Next Jewellery Star was axed after two seasons last month.
The popular competition show, which was fronted by Katherine, launched on BBC Two in April 2021 but plans for a third season have been scrapped, TV Zone revealed.
The show was similar to the format of Bake Off, but with jewellery instead of cakes, seeing eight talented crafters battle it out in two tasks over the course of six weeks.
Under the watchful eye of host Katherine and judges Shaun Leane, Solange Azagury-Partridge and Dinny Hall, the contestants would compete to be named ‘Britain’s Next Jewellery Star’.
Jewellers took on a Best Seller challenge, tasked with making jewellery that met a certain criteria, before the Bespoke Brief, where they would make items requested by a member of the public.
All That Glitters managed a respectable 2.6 million peak audience during the launch show, averaging at 2.3 million and was lauded by critics.
Speaking about the success of the show, Katherine previously said: ‘Jewellery making is so visual and satisfying to watch, but it’s the jewellers themselves that make the show unmissable.
‘We’ve been huge Gogglebox fans’: The Canadian comedian, 39, said she is ‘thrilled’ to be taking part in the hit show (pictured in 2022)
‘They’re all so warm and different, and they all have uniquely compelling personalities and stories that they bring into their craft.’
Despite losing her role on the BBC show, Katherine is keeping busy with her thriving comedy career.
The comic recently spoke to MailOnline about being a woman in a male-dominated field, explaining she had to carve out her own niche in comedy, something she says was an asset rather than a hindrance.
She explained: ‘I think that I was in the unique positions that I was never able to fit into a space that wasn’t mine or try to change myself.
‘I have always been quite authentic to a fault. Even when I tried to be a cheerleader or tried to be quiet because I thought that was the kind of woman that people would like – I would still always came out as myself.’
She continued: ‘So I think I probably benefitted from the industry of being male dominated when I started.
‘I am a great example of pedestal white feminism! I got to where I am partly because I was different.
She advised: ‘Lean into your authentic self, you’ll never be as successful doing an impression of someone else.
‘And forget about those boys, I think they’re more gladiatorial with each other than with us, it’s wonderful to be different in this industry and if the boys want to ignore you and think their only competition is with each other, well they’ll be wrong.’
Katherine is also kept busy by her three children, Fenna Grace, six months, Fred, two, and Violet, 13.
Axed: It comes after All That Glitters: Britain’s Next Jewellery Star was axed after two seasons. The popular competition show was fronted by comedian Katherine