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Gogglebox Talk: Emergency room

Every evening in Australia, more than four million of us choose to spend a night in front of the telly. Have you ever wondered what other people are watching and how they're reacting to the shows you're loving or hating?

All reality shows reel us in, hook, line and sinker, but for some reason, anything related to medical emergencies really digs in deep.  

These types of TV shows take us on an emotional rollercoaster as we get a sneak peek into the lives of real people who beat the odds.

Settling in

As the Goggleboxers get ready to watch 24 hours in A&E, Patrick sums up the show quite simply.

“Oh this is the blood show,” he says.

And Lee admits that this show “always gets to her” - and she’s not alone.

“It would be scary when that phone rings,” Adam says, referring to the ominous red phone in the emergency room. 

First case

The first patient of the night is airlifted from a charity bike ride after a bad accident.

As the camera scans over the man’s broken body, the Goggleboxers all have the same shocked reaction. 

Amid gasps and burying their faces in their hands, Di finds it all too much.

“Oh god,” she says. “I can’t look at his face.”

To really tug at the heart strings, you get to hear from the injured person's nearest and dearest.

the bike rider's wife details how they met, along with her husband’s weight battle, and her mum and dad passing when she was very young.

The Goggleboxers are instantly swept up in her story and all shake their heads in disbelief at the curve balls life has thrown her, and now her husband's, way.

“I hope he comes out alright then,” Keith says.

High hopes

After keeping you sitting on the edge of your seat and getting an intimate insight into the lives of those who have had a split second change everything, there’s the joy of discovering that it all worked out.

But, Di couldn’t help but impart one last piece of advice for the 34-year-old man.

“I’d keep off those bicycles if I were you,” she warns.

Gogglebox continues on Lifestyle, Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Or watch it your way Foxtel GO.

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