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Caroline Aherne plans Gogglebox return after cancer battle

Published 25/01/2016

Caroline Aherne
Caroline Aherne

Caroline Aherne will be returning to her role as narrator on hit television show Gogglebox after recovering from her battle with lung cancer.

Caroline Aherne is heading back to work on Gogglebox after recovering from her cancer battle.

The 52-year-old actress has been narrating the hit television show since it began in 2013, apart from a brief break when her writing partner Craig Cash took over for her as she underwent treatment for her lung cancer.

But now she is said to be in recovery, and is planning to get back to work on 19 February (16).

"She is absolutely fine and starts work next month," her brother Patrick tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror.

Caroline has previously battled cancer of the retina, which she and her twin brother were both diagnosed with, and bladder.

British funnyman Ricky Tomlinson revealed his The Royle Family co-star was making good progress and he had hoped to resume work on the popular sitcom last year (15).

"I'm hoping so (that we will start work) - this year, yes. I'm hoping so because Caroline's a lot better," he previously declared during an appearance on British show Loose Women.

Caroline revealed her lung cancer diagnosis as she spoke at the launch of the Macmillan Cancer Improvement Partnership in 2014.

"When you hear the doctors say you have cancer, it’s true you really don’t take it in properly," she admitted. "You just don’t think of the questions.”

However, she said her roles as a comedic actress has helped her during her health struggles, adding: "Having a sense of humour really helps!"

Gogglebox has become one of the country's most loved programmes. It shows a selection of groups and families as they watch the television and comment on what they are seeing, with Caroline's narration providing an added line of humour.

It recently took home its second National Television Award for Factual Programme, and also won the BAFTA TV Award for Reality & Constructed Factual Programme back in 2014.

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