Gogglebox star Sophie Sandiford broke down in tears on Friday’s show as she watched Boris Johnson’s new lockdown announcement.
The 24-year-old watches the telly with her brother Pete, 26, and the Northern duo always have viewers in stitches with their cheeky quips.
But it was a rare sombre moment for Sophie as she suddenly burst into tears, being comforted by her big brother.
Sophie works as a window dresser, and as the new lockdown closed all non-essential shops, Sophie was utterly terrified she would lose her job.
“It’s just sad isn’t it,” she replied, wiping away her tears. “It’s just s**t for everybody, it’s going to get even worse, more people are going to lose their jobs and things like that, it’s just awful.”
Pete said: “Aww don’t get upset kid, don’t because you’ll set me off!”
Viewers took to Twitter to share how much they felt for Sophie, as one wrote: “Poor little Sophie. What a lovely sweet lass she is.
“Breaking her heart over everything people are going through because of #covid19 and #lockdown2uk What a lovely soul. Pete is adorable too, making a fuss of her. Awwwwwwwwwww. My heart.”
“Just had my first tear over #Lockdown2. Sending Sophie a big virtual hug. #Gogglebox@C4Gogglebox,” wrote another.
A third added: “The whole nation just took a big breath as they watched #Gogglebox@Petesandiford little sister Sophie get emotional about the impact of #lockdown2uk. I was OK until I saw that”.
* Gogglebox airs Fridays at 9pm on Channel 4
Originally from https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/goggleboxs-sophie-viewers-tears-breaks-22971653