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The Baggs family are back on Channel 4’s Gogglebox in the new series after it was claimed they were “axed” by the show back in March, which mum Lisa denied.

The Essex family were back on their sofas for the latest series, which aired on Friday 18 September, after they revealed they were previously dropped from the show as there “weren’t enough cameras to go around”.

The family is made up of mum Lisa, dad Terry and their sons George and Joe.

Fans took to Twitter to say how pleased they were to see the family back.

One wrote: “Oh my god the Baggs family!!!! Never been so happy to see them again after being obsessed with them on Tik Tok!”

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Another penned: “Joe and George Baggs and the family finally back on goggle box i am so happy.”

While a third wrote: “People who think the Baggs family are ‘boring’ clearly don’t follow their Tik Tok.”

Speculation surrounded why the family didn’t appear in the last series of the show but mum Lisa denied claims the family had been axed from the show and said it was down to the pandemic why they didn’t take part.

She shared a screenshot of an article saying the family had been “dropped from the show after one series following viewer criticism”.

She set the record straight and wrote: “I can categorically confirm this is a total LIE! Due to Covid restrictions we are unable to film this current series.”

She continued: “Channel 4 have been wonderful to work with and we hope to be back one day soon.”

The Baggs family's eldest son, Joe also spoke on social media adding that producers had reassured them all new families get criticised online in their first series.

He said: "Frustrating to address this but we weren't dropped.

"Due to the lockdown there aren't enough cameras to go around to the entire cast, and therefore we decided as a family to take a series off.”

"Of course there was criticism about us, the producers said this happens to all new families so it's not uncommon and not a reason people get cut from the show."

Gogglebox recently won the award for best Factual at the National Television Awards.

The cast and crew of the show, including Tom and Julie Malone and Pete and Sophie Sandiford, accepted the award for best Factual at the star-studded event, which is sponsored by OK!, at London's O2 Arena.

Brother and sister Pete and Sophie, from Blackpool, took to the stage to thank the production team and co-stars for their dedication to the show.

The Channel 4 show was nominated alongside Gordon, Gino and Fred: American Road Trip, Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs and Caroline Flack: Her Life and Death.

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