Gogglebox star sacked after complaining about watching Naked Attraction

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    Celebrity Gogglebox star Dame Sheila Hancock has said she was "sacked" from the show.

    The 90-year-old TV favourite had appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox alongside Gyles Brandreth, but after moaning about how much nudity was in the scheduled programming, she hasn't been asked to return.

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    Sheila is the second of Gyles' partners to be cut from the TV show – with Maureen Lipman also making a comment about watching the likes of Naked Attraction on the show.

    Speaking on her exit, Sheila told The Mirror: "I used to love doing it with Gyles, but they sacked me from that. Well, they did not ask me back."

    She said she believed it was because she complained about the "show with penises".

    Sheila added: "Eventually I phoned up the lady on the edit and said, 'I am enjoying the show, but do you think we can have anything other than penises?’ and she was quite angry."

    Naked Attraction – a show in which couples find someone to date based purely on their bodies – is a big aspect of Gogglebox and is regularly shown to both the celebrities and the families.

    But it seems to have disgruntled some of the celebrities, with Maureen Lipman giving a similar response when she left.

    She told Radio Times at the time: "I went in imagining that they wanted me for my wit and my brain. Of course, they just want to show you willies and for you to be shocked.

    "Honestly, we were really funny together, but none of that was used. And if they don't want to use what we gave them, f*** them."

    Maureen added: "I thought, 'Well, actually, no. Life is too short to watch a series of hopeless men dangle their bits and pieces in my direction. So I'm going'."

    In the past year Gyles has had both Dame Joanna Lumley and Carol Vorderman join him on the show.

    It's unclear who will be a permanent replacement to appear on the show with Gyles, but it certainly won't be Dame Sheila Hancock or Maureen Lipman if Naked Attraction is still on air.

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