Channel 4 Gogglebox viewers in stitches over Abbie’s ventriloquist comment

Gogglebox’s Abbie had viewers in stitches after she made a comment about the appearance of a famous ventriloquist on Celebrity Mastermind. On Friday (March 25) night’s show the cast watched a special episode of Mastermind, which featured comedian Nina Conti.

Nina, who is famous for performing with a puppet, took a cuddly monkey on to the show in order to attempt to mime the answers to Clive Myrie’s questions. Some of the Channel 4 show’s stars were amused and others were less than impressed. However, it was Georgia’s comment that sparked a reaction on social media.

Abbie, who appears alongside best friend Georgia in Durham, said: “So who’s speaking? The monkey or the ‘tranquilowist’?” This comment was followed by a chuckle from her friend and even more laughs on Twitter.

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Toby Earle, a TV critic and broadcaster, wrote on his account: “‘Who’s speaking – the monkey or the tranquilotist?’ – top-tier #Gogglebox comment about Nina Conti on Celebrity Mastermind.”

Twitter user @bethicillin said: “Oh my word, I lost my mind at ‘trenchrilowist'”, followed by three laughing emojis. This was followed by another user, @GavinEvs, who said: “‘so who’s speaking the monkey or the ventriloquist’ @abbieandgeorgia never fail to disappoint.”