Gogglebox favourite Stephen Lustig-Webb in talks for Celebs Go Dating

Stephen Lustig-Webb in talks for 'Celebs Go Dating' amid divorce credit:Bang Showbiz
Stephen Lustig-Webb in talks for 'Celebs Go Dating' amid divorce credit:Bang Showbiz

'Gogglebox' star Stephen Lustig-Webb is in "advanced talks" for 'Celebs Go Dating'.

Last month, Stephen and his fellow hairdresser husband Daniel Lustig-Webb - who quit the Channel 4 reality series as a couple in 2023 - shocked fans when they announced they are getting a divorce after they had "grown apart".

Stephen has had a rough time of it after suffering a nasty injury during training for 'Dancing On Ice', which forced him quit the ITV show, and feels ready to get back on the telly box and potentially meet a new love interest on the E4 series.

A source told The Sun: "Stephen is set to sign up for Celebs Go Dating after successful advanced talks with E4 producers.

"Bosses were really keen to get him as soon as they heard he and Stephen had split as they know viewers will invest in his path to finding love again, and he’s already a big favourite with Channel 4 viewers after years on Gogglebox.

"Stephen is also really keen to have some fun again after a difficult few months, and he’s also raring to get back on TV after having to step down from Dancing on Ice due to injury.

"He was gutted when that fell through, but he feels excited to take on a new project.

"He is realistic that he may not find Mr Right, but he is up for a laugh on the dating scene.”

Stephen slipped and fractured his ankle, leaving him bedridden, and during his recovery he considered a return to 'Gogglebox'.

He joked with the newspaper at the time: “When I was on the hospital ward chatting, I said, ‘I need a job where I can just sit at home watching TV’ and someone shouted out ‘what like Gogglebox?' The irony!”

Despite waving goodbye to the Channel 4 programme, Stephen has insisted his return is not off the cards.

He said: “Gogglebox is literally like family, and I don’t know if the door is always open but we’re definitely on good terms and I think ‘never say never.’

“I do talk to a few of the gang still on WhatsApp and they’re all gutted, they’re saying, ‘come back!’”