Gogglebox fans can rejoice as the new season is set to start tonight.

After a summer away, some of our favourite stars will return to the sofa to provide commentary on a whole host of television shows.

The first episode of season 18 will air on Channel 4 tonight at 9pm - and personalities such as Jenny Newby and Lee Riley thrilled fans with social media updates showing them reunited this week.

READ MORE: Five Gogglebox stars quit Channel 4 show ahead of new series

However, there has also been sad news as several cast-members have quit the show after their loved ones died over the summer.

Gogglebox stars Pete McGarry, Mary Cook and Andrew Michael have all passed away since the end of season 17.

This has led Linda McGarry, Marina Wingrove - and Carolyne, Alex and Louis Michael - to all come to the decision that they will not appear in the upcoming series.

Ahead of the premiere tonight, we have rounded up the full cast list of season 18 of Gogglebox.

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The Siddiqui family

The Siddiqui family have proved incredibly popular with Gogglebox fans.
The Siddiqui family have been incredibly popular with Gogglebox fans ever since they debuted in season 1

The Siddiquis have been a staple of Gogglebox ever since the show debuted back in 2013.

Sid, Umar and Baasit are set to return for season 18 to provide hilarious commentary of television shows from the comfort of their home in Derby. They are occasionally joined on the sofa by their mum or brother Raza.

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The Malone Family

The Malones will return for the new season
The Malones will return for the new season

The Malones became instant fan favourites when they joined in season 4.
The family is made up of dad Tom, mum Julie and son Shaun. Tom Jnr used to join them on the coach too, but he announced his departure at the start of the year.

The family from Manchester also have a daughter named Vanessa who made an appearance earlier this year. They are renowned for their Rottweilers and delightful sweet plate, which is always filled with goods.

Stephen Webb and Daniel Lustig

Stephen Webb and Daniel Lustig will return for Season 18
Stephen Webb and Daniel Lustig will return for Season 18

Stephen has been a part of Gogglebox since the first season with his husband Daniel joining him on the couch in 2019.

The pair thrilled fans with their image transformations between seasons. They have both had haircuts and spent the summer training for a hike up Ben Nevis in aid of charity.

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Jenny Newby and Lee Riley

Jenny and Lee from Gogglebox
Jenny and Lee shared a snap of them reunited ahead of the new season starting tonight

Jenny and Lee will return for season 18 to provide hilarious commentary from their caravan in Hull.
The pair have been fan favourites on the show ever since they joined series 4 in 2014.

Giles Wood and Mary Killen

Giles and Mary are back for Gogglebox
Giles and Mary are back for Gogglebox

The husband and wife couple are set to be back for tonight's season.

Giles and Mary have charmed audiences with their quirky furniture and witty commentaries. They also floored viewers in the break between seasons with photos of their wedding day.

Ellie and Izzi Warner

Ellie and Izzi Warner are returning to the sofa tonight
Ellie and Izzi Warner are returning to the sofa tonight

The sisters from Leeds joined the cast of Gogglebox back in 2015 for season 6.
They have since been catapulted to stardom and attended the BAFTAs over the summer on behalf of the show.

David and Shirley Griffiths

Shirley and Dave on Gogglebox
Married couple Shirley and Dave will return to Gogglebox from their sofa

Dave and Shirley are another successful addition to the show from season 6.

The married couple from Wales are set to continue their run of entertaining audiences from the sofa for the upcoming series.

The Plummer Family

The Plummer brothers on Gogglebox
The Plummer brothers will return to Gogglebox

Tremaine, Twaine and Tristan joined the popular channel 4 show for season 8.

They are set to return for tonight's episode from their home in Bristol.

Amira and Iqra

Amira and Iqra on Gogglebox
Amira and Iqra on Gogglebox

The two friends originally debuted on Gogglebox alongside Amira's sister Amani in season 10.

The pair are set to return with their infectious laughter for season 18 tonight.

Worthington family

The Worthingtons on Gogglebox
The Worthingtons will have a new addition for this season of Gogglebox

Alison, George and Helena joined the cast of Gogglebox for season 10 back in 2017.

The Manchester family are set to return for this series with a new addition after Helena gave birth to a baby son.

Pete and Sophie Sandiford

Pete and Sophie Sandiford both had big summers and will return to Gogglebox tonight
Pete and Sophie Sandiford both had big summers and will return to Gogglebox tonight

The brother and sister from Blackpool have shot to stardom since their first appearance on the show in 2017.
The Sandifords are the great niece and nephew of the Chuckle Brothers - and have become renowned for their quirky humour and extensive novelty mug collection.
They are returning to season 18 after huge personal developments as Pete was married and became a dad over the summer break.

The Ven Family

The Ven family on Gogglebox
The Ven family joined Gogglebox for season 11

Marcus, Mica, Sachelle and Shuggy joined the cast of Gogglebox for series 11 in 2018.

Abbie and Georgia

Abbie and Georgia from Gogglebox
Abbie and Georgia are back for Gogglebox

Abbie and Georgia became Gogglebox cast members for season 12 back in 2018.

The friends from Durham will appear for the new series tonight.

Anne and Ken

Anne and Ken were the latest couple to join the Gogglebox family
Anne and Ken were the latest couple to join the Gogglebox family

Anne and Ken were the latest additions to the Gogglebox cast as they joined for season 15 back in 2020.

The married couple of more than 50 years are set to return for the latest season from their home in County Durham.

*Gogglebox starts tonight at 9pm on Channel 4

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