Celebrity Gogglebox’s Clare Balding cried over the heartbreaking real-life tragedy during the series finale

The cast of Celebrity Gogglebox were brought to tears as the show adapted a heartbreaking real-life tragedy.

Clare Balding and MasterChef star Gregg Wallace were among those who wiped their eyes at the spooky scenes.

Clare Balding broke down in tears on Celeb Gogglebox


Clare Balding broke down in tears on Celeb GoggleboxPhoto credit: Channel4
Gregg Wallace was overwhelmed


Gregg Wallace was overwhelmedPhoto credit: Channel 4
The show featured diver Steve's final moments


The show featured diver Steve’s final momentsCredit: Channel4/Netflix

On the Channel 4 show, the cast watched a snippet of the dive documentary The Deepest Breath on Netflix.

The show stunned the cast when it was revealed that one of the contestants had fatally drowned in a moment captured on camera.

It wasn’t the first shock after the revealing documentary about people who participated in “freediving”, which resulted in them being underwater for long periods without oxygen periods from time.

Previously, stars of the show, including Denise Van Outen and Duncan James, had to gasp when one of the contestants required mouth-to-mouth resuscitation after collapsing underwater and running out of oxygen.

However, things took a darker turn in a brutally bittersweet love story.

The documentary followed a couple as they embarked on the most dangerous dive ever.

It turns out that this particular spot is believed to have claimed the lives of more than 100 people who dived into it.

Alessia Zecchini went into the water while her partner waited on the surface until he had the green light to go down himself using a rope and bring them both back safely to the water’s edge.

Her partner Steve, for reasons unknown, waited another 20 seconds longer than he was supposed to swim down.

Amazingly, his partner had completed her portion of the dive 10 seconds ahead of schedule – resulting in a whopping 30-second gap between them that resulted in Alessia swimming the wrong way.

In a subsequent interview, she said to the camera: “All of a sudden I saw Steve in front of me.”

“I remember he took my hands.

“And he swam and brought me to the surface.

“He saved me, but I couldn’t save him.”

It was soon revealed that by rescuing her and pushing to the surface, he lost his own life by collapsing underwater.

Channel 4 stars were saddened by the heartbreaking tragedy.

Gregg Wallace wiped away tears while Clare Balding burst into tears and was comforted by wife Alice Arnold.

Clare was comforted by her wife


Clare was comforted by her wifePhoto credit: Channel 4
Alessia survived, but Steve did not


Alessia survived, but Steve did notCredit: Channel 4/Netflix

Emma James

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