Sunday 21 January 2018

Move over Michael Tea Higgins, there's a new tea cosy in Gogglebox Ireland town

The three finalists
The three finalists
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

It's the final episode of this series of Gogglebox Ireland and to mark the occasion there's a new tea cosy gracing Angela and Eileen's coffee table.

Viewers have grown very fond of the Castleknock ladies' usual cosy, Michael Tea Higgins, over the course of the series as he's always looked dapper dressed up for Paddy's Day and Easter.

Michael Tea Higgins was the star of Gogglebox Ireland
Michael Tea Higgins was the star of Gogglebox Ireland

However, tonight he's been ousted by newcomer Mister Tea.

He's the winner of a competition which was launched on Ireland AM in February called The Great Big Tea Cosy Contest.

Michael Tea Higgins in his Easter bonnet
Michael Tea Higgins in his Easter bonnet

Or rather, his creator Anne Reilly from Navan Co Meath is the winner.  She beat more than 80 other entries to bag the coveted spot for her knitted cosy.

All the other entries have been donated to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland ahead of their Alzheimer’s Tea Day on May 4th.

The three finalists
The three finalists

Ireland AM will be live that morning from the Alzheimer’s Society and will auction some of the tea cosies live on-air.  

Gogglebox Ireland airs on TV3, Wednesday 25th April at 9pm

Mister Tea
Mister Tea

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