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Gogglebox best bits: the bizarre mating rituals of creepy crawlies

This week, the Goggleboxers rate backyard spas against plunge pools, Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, and witness the weird mating rituals of tiny creepy crawlies on David Attenborough’s Micro Monsters.

Moving away from awkward first dates and Sophie Monk's quest for true love - the Goggleboxers watched a little of everything in episode two of the new season of Gogglebox

From cooking anchovies with Rick Stein in Spain, to eskies full of questionable seafood on Border Security, and of course – all the twists and turns of pool installation on The Block.

Plunge pool versus spa

The ideal Australian backyard must include some form of watering hole – but for the Goggleboxers, an outdoor Jacuzzi type spa won’t cut it.

The Block contestants battle it out with on-again, off-again pool plans, amidst fork lift and crane dramas. While the episode’s plunge pool seemed over the top during disastrous installation, in the end, it actually looks great.

Ryan Gosling is very quiet

Appearing on Graham Norton’s red couch this week was an all-star cast, including Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Margot Robbie, and Reese Witherspoon.

Margot has Jad’s heart, and everyone is a little shocked to learn Harrison Ford is actually 75 (and has recently worked on another film from the iconic Indiana Jones franchise).

Sadly enough, Ryan Gosling didn’t add much to the interview – leaving pretty much all of the Gogglebox ladies a little disappointed.

Praying Mantis

David Attenborough holds a special place in everyone's heart. In a new series on arthropods (tiny insects with an exoskeleton), Attenborough takes us through the weird and wonderful mating rituals of a few of the world's creepy crawlies.

The Goggleboxers are most perplexed by the cannibalistic female praying mantis – a ‘Micro Monster’ who devours her mate.

Limbo skating

The Goggleboxers also watched Channel 7’s new non-competitive kid’s talent show, Little Big Shot.

On the episode was a family of 7 who also happen to be (sort-of) pro wrestlers, a teddy bear craftsman who makes soft toys for children in hospital, and a Guinness World Record holding limbo skater. The Gogglebox cast agrees, it's good-watching. 

Gogglebox season 6 is on Lifestyle on Wednesdays at 7.30pm.

 
 

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