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Gogglebox’s Sophie and Pete surprised by message from show fan Mariah Carey

Gogglebox brother and sister duo Sophie and Pete Sandiford are already household names here in the UK thanks to the hit Channel 4 series.

But now they’ve gone global after a laugh-out-loud moment which aired in last week’s episode caught the attention of none other than US singing sensation Mariah Carey.

In Friday night’s instalment of Gogglebox, which was on screens on December 10, the hilarious armchair critics were watching a clip of Mariah singing.

As it played in the background, Pete turned to his sister and said: “You know what it reminds me of, this? An American-style Jane McDonald.”

Sophie quickly agreed with her brother that Mariah reminded her of Loose Women star Jane, replying: “She is. She's America's Jane.”

While fans went wild over the duo’s comments, it didn’t take long for Mariah to have her say, as the A-lister took to Twitter with a special message for the Gogglebox fan favourites.

Having seemingly watched the clip, the 52-year-old wrote: “I'm America's Jane!!!?!??" Thank you gorgeous!!!”

It seems Jane was equally thrilled with the comparison, as she too tweeted her appreciation to Mariah.

She wrote: “Wow!!!! Well I must be the UK’s Mariah! Merry Christmas Mariah.”

To which Mariah replied: “Merry Christmas Jane!!” alongside a string of Christmas tree emojis.

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This isn’t the first time that Mariah has outed herself as a big Gogglebox fan.

Last year when Gogglebox aired part of her Christmas special, the show’s cast quickly heaped praise on the talented vocalist.

Stars Abbie and Georgia were particularly full of compliments, with Abbie claiming: "2020 has been saved by Mariah Carey.”

Then, after the Gogglebox Twitter account shared the snippet online, retweeted their message, which said: "2020 is saved @MariahCarey #MariahsMagicalChristmas @AppleTV #Gogglebox".

The star then added her own personal message of thanks for being included in the show, writing: "love this" followed by several laughing crying emojis.

Clearly surprised that the mega star had seen them on the box, Abbie and Georgia were quick to respond to their idol.

They replied to her directly, writing: "Aw wow! We absolutely loved the show![heart emoji] We hope you have an amazing Christmas @MariahCarey."

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