Channel 4 has explained how social distancing measures are being adhered on Celebrity Gogglebox.

The famous cast includes the return of Denise Van Outen and her partner Eddie; Nick Grimshaw and his niece Liv; Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon; Martin Kemp and son Roman, as well as Gyles Brandreth with newcomer Maureen Lipman.

New cast members also include Zoe Ball and her son Woody Cook; Harry Redknapp and his wife Sandra and Nicola Adams and her partner Ella.

Denise van Outen and boyfriend - Celebrity Gogglebox

But as some viewers highlighted, a number of these stars do not live together.

The recent easing of lockdown rules has seen TV productions resume filming.

However, they must follow certain guidelines.

According to the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, TV production activity is not specifically required to stop and neither is its operation restricted by law under the applicable Coronavirus legislation, The Coronavirus Act 2020.

Restrictions that are applicable are those that require people to stay at home and only leave for a number of stipulated reasons, one of which is work (but only if it cannot be done from home).

They add: "It should be noted that ‘work’ may not include individuals involved in production making who might not be considered to be working (e.g. game show contestants, unpaid contributors, etc) you should seek appropriate advice on interpretation of this specific legal requirement if these people are key to your content.

"The restrictions limit gatherings of more than two people in a public place.

"There is an exception‘where the gathering is essential for work purposes’.

"In many circumstances’ TV production cannot be wholly achieved by people working from home and therefore the principles of health and safety legislation and risk assessment should be applied to manage the Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk, taking the PHE guidance into account when doing so."

Alex Mahon, Chief Executive for Channel 4 told the Metro: "I’m phenomenally proud of the role Channel 4, alongside our production partners, has played over the last two months to help navigate audiences, particularly young and hard-to-reach viewers, through the Covid crisis.

"Unlocking the television production sector in a safe way will be vital to continuing to ensure we can both continue to serve our audiences and help sustain the livelihoods of those in the industry – and I’m pleased that we’ve been able to work in partnership with other broadcasters, DCMS and PACT to create this innovative new framework."