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Gogglebox best bits: Love actually is all around

For the final episode of Gogglebox season 6 – it was all about love, on the TV and out in the real world too.

From a truly historic day for love in Australia as we learned the results of the government’s same-sex marriage postal survey, to royal romances, and a little festive feeling in the Christmas classic, Love Actually – the Goggleboxers enjoyed all the warm fuzzies this week. 

Adam and Symon got some puppy love while taking care of a tiny dachshund, and Adam revealed he's all loved up too, announcing he'll soon move in with his girlfriend.

Meanwhile Sarah Marie and Matty have their wedding invitations ready to send out, but Jad hasn't been given a plus one to take along a date. 

YES to love

Last week, we learned at last that a vast majority of Australians ticked 'yes' when asked if the legal definition of marriage should be expanded to include same-sex couples. It was an extra beautiful day throughout the country, as in the end, love prevailed.

On TV, The Project continued their unwavering support of the 'Yes' campaign with a rainbow-striped special, dedicated to the result. The Goggleboxers all agreed it was a terrible process, but were proud to be Australian when it delivered a positive step forward for the country. 

Royal romance

Everyone loves the Royals - speculation about their relationships and day-to-day lives is the subject of countless glossy tabloids. With that in mind, Channel 7's Sunday evening special program (aptly titled Sunday Night) ran a 45-minute segment on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. 

The special referred to a 'royal announcement' - and with bated breath, we waited to hear if the prince had recently proposed to the Suits actress. Unfortunately, however, the show's great announcement was only that Harry and Meghan are dating.

With no real news to reveal, the show dissected Meghan's Instagram post of a banana, and a button-down shirt she wore recently that could have been referred to as a 'husband shirt'. 

Love online

The investigative reality show Catfish usually unearths pretty sad and/or terrifying online love trysts - this time around, however, there's a slightly happier result. In the show, a young woman has had an eight-year on-off relationship with a man she's never met - not even via video chat. 

Determined to find out if she's being fooled, she enlists the help of the Catfish crew - who link his phone number to an elderly married man. Seems she is a catfish victim, and the crew visits the house to get to the bottom of it all.

Despite all other pretty fishy circumstances, it turns out the phone number listing is a mistake, and the man behind the front door turns out to be the man she believed she'd been chatting to online for nearly a decade.

Love wins!

Want more Gogglebox? See all the fun not-yet-seen family extras here. 

Gogglebox will return in 2018. 

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