Gogglebox double act Jenny Newby and Lee Riley are officially the show’s most popular stars.
We can reveal the pals have topped a poll of thousands of telly-mad viewers and they were the runaway winners, scoring well ahead of any of their Channel 4 co-stars.
Jenny and Lee, from Hull, are a big hit with fans at home because of their amazing friendship.
The pals, who joined Gogglebox in 2014, have known each other for more than 20 years, and lovers of the show adore seeing them poke fun at each other.
They regularly carry out daft pranks and are often seen bickering.
Jenny also has viewers in stitches when she takes notes during Line Of Duty so she can keep up with the plot.
Posh couple Giles Wood and Mary Killen came second in our poll by survey specialists 72point.
Others who are popular include the Siddiqui family, who have been on the programme since the first series in 2013.
When Gogglebox launched, many scoffed at the idea of viewers watching people watch television.
But its amazing cast of characters soon helped it become one of Channel 4’s biggest shows.
Ratings have gone through the roof in recent months as the stars kept us entertained during lockdown.
With up to 6.7million viewers it is beating long-running hits including Corrie and MasterChef.
Over the years, Goggle-box has turned some of its stars into household names.
Steph and Dom Parker were on the show for three years before leaving to do reality TV, front their own chat show and write a book. And Scarlett Moffatt, who left in 2016, has become a TV presenter.
Gogglebox has also sparked spin-offs, including Gogglesprogs which features kids, as well as a series featuring celebrity viewers.
Jenny delighted viewers during Friday episode as she revealed that she's given up smoking.
She had received a certificate after successfully ditching the cigarettes.
Jenny told Lee that she no longer coughs and feels a lot better after kicking the habit.
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The armchair critic joked: "Quitting smoking saves me money on cigs and money on Tena Lady."
Fans rushed to their keyboards to congratulate Jenny on her announcement.
Taking to Twitter, one fan penned:"So proud of @leegogglebox for quitting smoking! She reminds me so much of my mum who also quit after smoking for 40 years! Amazing funny ladies."
Another added: "Congrats Jenny for stop smoking!"
A third person posted: "Well done Jenny for quitting smoking."
Gogglebox continues on Channel 4 Friday at 9pm
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