GOGGLEBOX narrator Craig Cash has opened up on his “heartbreak” taking over on the Channel 4 show following the tragic death of his friend Caroline Ahern.
The 58-year-old writer, actor and comedian filled in for The Royle Family star Caroline in 2013 when she was suffering from cancer, later stepping up to take on the role when she died at the age of 52.
In a new interview, Craig spoke out about the emotional impact of filling his close friend’s shoes after she passed away.
“In November 2013, when she was gravely ill with cancer, Caroline asked if I’d narrate Gogglebox when she wasn’t up to it,” he told this week’s Radio Times. “Of course, I said yes; it was a very sad time and I wanted to do right by her and by the programme.
“Caroline was well and then unwell, well and unwell, so I filled in whenever she needed me to,” he continued. “When Caroline died in July 2016, I took over narrating duties.