As we near the premiere episode of Gogglebox Ireland, TV3 has announced three of the viewing families for the opening season.

The series, which will be narrated by Deirdre O'Kane and Rory Cowan, sees various Irish families watching television and commenting on their own opinions and lives as they watch. The show's become an international sensation, with many of the Goggleboxers in the UK becoming household names.

So, will the same happen for Ireland? Let's see.

The first up are Aga and Szymon, a Polish couple who live in Tallaght, Co Dublin. They met in college roughy sixteen years ago and have been together since.


Next are the Gruffertys, a family living in Athy, Co. Kildare. Des, Laura and their daughter Danielle will be watching in with their two Jack Russell dogs. Laura owns a hairdressing salon in Athy, which was recently voted Best Salon in Ireland at the Hair & Beauty Awards. Expect that to get a plug every five minutes.


Finally, the third announced family - except they aren't a family - are Jamie, Lindsay, Ashley and Grainne, who'll be watching in Cabra, Dublin. Ashley and Lindsay are sisters, who spent their summers hanging out Jamie and Grainne. They've all been together since they were twelve and are avowed reality TV fans.


It's a bit of a shame to see it all being centred on Leinster, but the hope is that there'll be Goggleboxers from outside the Pale in the further episodes. Gogglebox Ireland kicks off on TV3 this Thursday from 9.30PM.