Celebrity Gogglebox is back on Channel 4 tonight.

We can look forward to finding out what the likes of Lorraine Kelly, Laura Whitmore, and Gyles Brandreth think of this week’s telly.

Hilarious duo Mo Gilligan and friend Babatunde Aleshe rejoin the cast for another episode.

Ahead of tonight’s episode, here’s a closer look at the duo, who film in south London, and where you might recognise him from…

Who is Mo Gilligan?

Mo Gilligan, 33, was born in Lambeth.

Mo’s flare for comedy developed when he attended a performing arts school in Pimlico and soon he was filming laugh out loud performances.

The Arsenal fan began his career filming different impressions of London characters on YouTube.

His videos soon took off and he became a hit online as customers visited his store in London just to see the comic they had watched online.

As his views began to skyrocket, Mo started to tour the comedy circuit around his retail job, but it wasn’t until he reached his late 20s that he finally became successful enough to leave his job.

Speaking to the BBC in 2018, Mo admitted that he still can’t believe how far he has come in the last year after he ditched the sales assistant role.

He said: “I liked the job, though. I wouldn’t ever sit here and say I hated it, but I think the transition is really weird now, because when I go into these stores, I’m like, ‘That guy was me this time last year’, so to be in the position I’m in now always throws me a bit.”

Who is Babatunde Aleshe?

Babatunde is a 34-year-old actor, writer and comedian.

His acting career has included an appearance in Doctor Who back in 2010, as well as appearing in Eastenders in 2011, where he played a nurse who had to start Tanya Jessop (Jo Joyner) on her chemotherapy treatments.

He also had a scene with Tanya’s daughter, Lauren (Jacqueline Jossa).

Babatunde previously starred in New Tricks back in 2003, as well as Waking the Dead and films including Pelican Blood and The Naked Poet.

The star has also performed in theatre shows such as Iya Ilé (Soho Theatre) and Requiem for Tomorrow (Shaw Theatre).

After turning his hand to stand-up comedy, Babatunde has toured around the country with his shows.

His main focus has been on comedy though, and viewers certainly seemed to enjoy his first run of Celebrity Gogglebox.

He won Best Newcomer at the Black Entertainment Comedy Awards and has performed in venues including the O2 and the Hackney Empire.

In 2019, Babatunde won the Amused Moose National New Comic Award and was selected to appear on The Process, a prestigious live showcase led by Dave Chapelle.

  • Gogglebox is on tonight at 9pm.