Celebrity Gogglebox viewers left on edge after ‘scary’ moment during episode

Eve Crosbie

Film star Gogglebox kicked off a mannequin new assortment on Friday evening, that features the likes of Denise van Outen, Rylan Clark and Gyles Brandreth settling down on their sofas to share their views on the week’s TV.

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Nonetheless, many viewers had been left feeling uneasy at first of the programme, due to Channel 4’s daring new promoting stunt for thought of one in every of its upcoming dramas.

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WATCH: Channel 4’s industrial for The Undeclared Wrestle left viewers confused

Correct sooner than the model new episode of the celebrity spinoff current began, a ‘message’ from the federal authorities headquarters was broadcast, warning viewers of an “imminent cyber-attack” on the UK that “would possibly dismantle our very way of life”. The clip moreover appeared all through Channel 4’s totally different channels, along with E4, Film4 and More4, on the same time.

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Nonetheless, as a result of the clip neared its end – and even began to look like it had come beneath assault from hackers itself by glitching in areas – it was revealed that it wasn’t an precise emergency broadcast the least bit nevertheless an industrial for model new political thriller The Undeclared Wrestle.

The industrial freaked viewers out

No matter this, viewers took to Twitter of their droves to complain regarding the terrifying second. One talked about: “Excuse me @Channel4 – Is it not in direction of Ofcom pointers to broadcast an advert or attribute that might presumably be mistaken for a real-life info emergency broadcast….? The Undeclared Wrestle advert might have merely breached that.. #UndeclaredWar.”

One different wrote: “Curious trailer for The Undeclared Wrestle on C4 remaining night. Faux press conference with doomy faces. Wasn’t exactly Orson Wells’ radio broadcast scaring People that the Aliens had landed. Nevertheless nonetheless….

Many Gogglebox viewers had been left unhappy regarding the clip

A third added: “I didn’t like that advert for the model new CH4 current The Undeclared Wrestle, it was pretty scary until I realised it was Simon Pegg,” whereas many further talked about they’d been likewise left confused as as as to whether the announcement was precise or not.

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Along with Mission Unattainable actor Simon Pegg, the advert moreover featured Set off Stage’s Adrian Lester, who’s about to play the Prime Minister throughout the new current.

The six-part assortment, which moreover stars Ed Stoppard, Kerry Godliman and Mark Rylance, is set in a post-pandemic 2024 as one different British frequent election looms and follows a primary crew of analysts buried throughout the coronary coronary heart of GCHQ secretly working to beat again a cyber-attack on the nation’s electoral system.

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