Gogglebox has come under heavy scrutiny in recent months for its supposedly lax approach to social distancing, but one of the show's stars may now have found the ultimate solution.
At the opening of tonight's episode (October 2), show favourite Giles was seen erecting a massive bit of wood between himself and his partner Mary.
"I got this off a skip, Mary," stated Giles, proudly.
"Why are you putting it there?" Mary asked, to which Giles replied: "Because you've been to London and I don't want to get COVID from you. So this is the way that we can chat.
"Obviously we're going to have to have work on the installation, 'cause at the moment I'm holding it up with my hand."
Back in April, the Channel 4 show received official Ofcom complaints over the apparent lack of social distancing between some of its stars who do not live in the same household.
Following those initial complaints, which primarily concerned sisters Ellie and Izzi Warner, Channel 4 assured viewers that all of the show's stars were following government guidelines.
However, that didn't stop further complaints being made over the celebrity edition of the show.
In order to keep filming during the pandemic, Gogglebox had camera rigs installed in each house, to prevent the stars coming into the contact with the crew.
Gogglebox airs Friday nights on Channel 4 at 9pm.
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