Craig Cash has Caroline Aherne with him
9 October 2018 - 11:00 AM

Craig Cash has Caroline Aherne with him

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Craig Cash feels like Caroline Aherne is "with him" when he works on "Googlebox".

The 58-year-old actor took over voiceover duties on the Channel 4 show from his late friend - who died in July 2016 - when she was "gravely ill" with lung cancer and though he took it on at the time because it felt like the "right" thing to do, he's glad he still has the job because it brings him close to his pal again.

He said: "In November 2013, when she was gravely ill with cancer, Caroline asked if I'd narrate "Gogglebox" when she wasn't up to it. Of course I said yes.

"It was a very sad time and I wanted to do right by her and the programme.

"Going into the studio is a lovely little moment because Caroline is with me again."

And the former "Royle Family" star is sure the actress is still watching the show from the afterlife.

He told Radio Times magazine: "I know Caroline will be watching "Gogglebox" in heaven with 20 Bensons and a bottle of Champagne."

Even though he spends time watching the clips to work on narrating the show, Craig still likes watching the programme as a fan - but admitted his friends think that's "weird".

He said: "After I've done my narration, I watch the show like everyone else.

"My mates think I'm weird for watching it. But I'm not watching it to listen to my narration, I'm watching it as a fan."

The "After Hours" star also admitted narrating "Gogglebox" showed him he had skills he wasn't aware of before.

He explained: "Before "Gogglebox" I'd done lots of voiceovers but I'd never actually narrated anything."

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