Gogglebox fan favourite Ellie Warner was treated to a warm welcome by viewers tonight (May 13) as she returned to the programme. The Leeds-based TV star has been off screens since March after her boyfriend Nat Eddleston was hit by a car.
But in tonight’s show, Ellie called Nat onscreen, much to fans’ delight. Her sister Izzi was also back on the sofa.
Even though the couple have been through a difficult time, Ellie was her usual Yorkshire self. She cracked jokes and laughed with Nat on the call.
“You know when you said about a shotgun wedding this morning? What did you think a shotgun wedding meant?” she asked.
“That you’re forced to get married,” he answered firmly, much to Izzi’s amusement as she added: “The bride has a shotgun.” Ellie went on trying to ascertain if Nat understood the actual meaning of the phrase.
“Because you got someone pregnant,” he answered correctly. “Does that mean that you’re going to get me pregnant?” she teased, and his response was a flat “no”.
Laughing, she put an end to the phone call. On social media, fans were delighted to see Ellie – and Izzi – back onscreen.
Tyrese @Tyrese54275942 tweeted: “I’m glad Ellie and Izzi is back I’ve missed them #Gogglebox ”
“Awww nice to see izzi and ellie back , glad nat is on the mend #Gogglebox ” added fi @RockgirlFiona.
Ellie’s return was her first appearance on the programme – and on social media – since her boyfriend Nat Eddleston was reportedly knocked by a car shortly after midnight on a Friday in March, after meeting friends for drinks at a pub in the Halton area of the city.
It is believed that he was struck by a white Seat Leon just after midnight. West Yorkshire Police confirmed the road in Halton, Leeds, was cordoned off the following morning.
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