Gogglebox’s Caroline Aherne WILL return to show next month, despite cancer battle

Caroline Aherne is planning to return to Gogglebox next month, despite her battle with lung cancer

Gogglebox’s Caroline Aherne WILL return to show next month, despite cancer battle

by Kayleigh Dray |
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Caroline Aherne has been narrating surprise TV hit Gogglebox since it began in 2013.

And, when she confirmed that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer in 2014, she continued to record her voiceovers for the show.

Speaking out after her diagnosis, she said: "I will be narrating this week's Gogglebox, and I will continue to narrate Gogglebox for as long as Gogglebox want me."

Caroline stuck true to her word, taking just one brief break from the show to have hospital treatment for the disease.

Her writing partner, Craig Cash, took over for her at that time - and fans definitely felt her absence.


But it has now been revealed that Caroline will be returning to Googglebox next month, despite her lung cancer fight.

"She is absolutely fine and starts work next month," her twin brother Patrick told The Mirror.

It will be her seventh series on the Bafta Award-winning programme.

Caroline and her brother were both born with retina cancer. She has also had the disease in her bladder.

Speaking about her lung cancer battle, Patrick told Macmillan Cancer Research that "the form of lung cancer that she is suffering from is genetic and linked to the retinoblastoma she had as a baby".

"Her bladder cancer was also genetic and linked to the retinoblastoma," he said, adding that Caroline no longer smokes.

The Gogglebox star (who also found fame in The Mrs Merton Show and The Royle Family) has been busy raising awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support.

She said: "I've had cancer and my brother's had cancer and we know how it affects people."

Caroline then went on to speak at the launch of the Macmillan Cancer ­Improvement Partnership, a £3.4million scheme to bring together hospitals, GPs, hospices and Manchester city council to co-ordinate cancer care in her home city.

Speaking at the event, she said: “When you hear the doctors say you have cancer, it’s true you really don’t take it in properly.

“You just don’t think of the questions.”

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