Who is Gogglebox star Ellie Warner's boyfriend Nat? And why has sister Izzi been replaced?

17 April 2020, 15:36 | Updated: 24 April 2020, 15:50

Nat has replaced Izzi on Gogglebox
Nat has replaced Izzi on Gogglebox. Picture: Channel 4

Who is Ellie's boyfriend Nat on Gogglebox? And has Izzi been dropped from the show? Find out everything...

Gogglebox is back on our screens to give some light relief during these tough times.

But while Channel 4 bosses have promised the show isn’t going anywhere during quarantine, fans of the show were left baffled when Izzi Warner was temporarily replaced.

Izzi usually sits alongside her sister Ellie, but for two weeks in a row Ellie's boyfriend Nat was sitting on the sofa instead.

So, who is Nat and why was Izzi dropped from the show? Here’s everything we know…

Who is Gogglebox star Ellie’s boyfriend Nat?

Ellie has been with her boyfriend Nat for a few years now, first mentioning him back in 2018.

Speaking to The Sun Online on the red carpet at the National Television Awards in 2018, Ellie and her sister Izzi said: "We've both got boyfriends. They're in hiding, they let us have the limelight."

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We don’t know very much about Nat, other than the fact he’s from Leeds and seemingly lives with Ellie in her family home.

He is also rarely seen on his girlfriend’s social media page, but back in January Ellie shared a photo with her boyfriend as they explored nature where they lived.

She wrote at the time: “Dusting off the cobwebs 🕸 not sitting on my a*** on the sofa watching telly for once 😉”.

Why has Izzi been replaced on Gogglebox?

While Gogglebox bosses didn’t reference Izzi's temporary absence from the show, it’s more than likely that the coronavirus lockdown and social distancing rules were the reason.

However, Izzi was back on our screens on Friday 17 April, with Gogglebox receiving 163 Ofcom complaints over the sisters sitting in the same room.

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Ellie usually appears on Gogglebox alongside sister Izzi
Ellie usually appears on Gogglebox alongside sister Izzi. Picture: Channel 4

There was such an uproar, that Channel 4 has been forced to release a statement, explaining: “Most of the families live together but where they don’t, they are complying with PHE [Public Health England] social distancing guidelines.

“Gogglebox will only film with families where it’s safe to do so. The health and safety of our cast and crew is paramount.”

Izzi has her own flat which she shares with her five-year-old son Bobby and newborn girl Bessie Rose, as well as her boyfriend Grant.

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