It’s a simple concept – people who watch TV – but the diverse range of families and friends commenting on the latest shows has made entertainment unique.
Originally hitting on Channel 4 in 2013 inspired by British sitcom The Royale Family, it is now in its 15th series.
The nation has been invited to strangers, but viewers will soon learn a lot about the cast, laughing, crying and everything else – which makes it easier for the family you most like to watch.
While there has been a lot of speculation recently about who actually lives together in the midst of the lockdowns, the Liverpool Echo has examined what stars actually do for a living when they’re not huddled on the couch.
It has already been reported that each household receives £ 1,500 per month for the filming of two six-hour teams of a televised marathon.
But many wonder what they do when the cameras stop rolling.
From a dancer who worked with the Black Eyed Peas to a former model, this is what Gogglebox stars do when the cameras are off.
Jenny and Lee
One of the show’s most popular pairs, friends are filming Gogglebox from inside a caravan in Hull.
Best friends have continued to offer hilarious commentary on the shows that dominate our screens since joining the hit series in 2014.
The buddies first met in a pub where Jenny was the owner and Lee was a regular.
They share a Twitter account that has gathered more than 129,000 subscribers and shows comic friends sharing their exploits outside of filming.
Ellie and Izzi
Joining in 2015, the young sisters said they were initially very concerned that viewers were not interested in them.
But now they are one of the most popular pairs in the series and regularly entertain viewers with their jokes back and forth and their obsession with food.
A mother of two, Izzi describes herself on her Instagram page as an “aspiring domestic goddess” and a “part-time couch potato”.
While her sister Ellie is a hairdresser in Leeds.
Giles and Mary
The quirky couple quickly became a hit with viewers for their unique style and interesting comments on television of the week.
Giles entertains viewers with his comments and interpretations of what the couple watched and often ends each remark by saying the name of Mary.
The couple’s house and sense of style are immediately recognizable, in particular Mary’s botanical armchair which is camouflaged in the wallpaper.
Giles is an artist and Mary is best known for being the Spectator’s resident aunt agonist and has written a book on best labeling practices – How the Queen Can Make You Happy – which was published in 2012.
They met when they were 21, while Giles studied art and Mary worked as a model.
The couple were also reported to be a close friend of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his sister Rachel.
Mary and Marina
Since joining the show in 2016, the pair have quickly become the show’s favorite, but the past few weeks have been absent.
The two women are 80 years old and live together in a retirement home in Bristol.
They became popular for their sense of humor and their outspoken comments about men and relationships.
The duo are often distracted when talking about their love life.
Abbie and Georgia
Young Durham friends have been sharing their views on the show since 2018.
They became popular through their many comic moments in the series, including responding to John Lewis’ famous Christmas commercial in 2018 where they wondered if Your Song was written by Ellie Goulding or Elton John.
Watching the ad, Georgia said, “I know it was Ellie Goulding who sang this, but God knows who was the first. “
The moment became famous among the fans.
However, it is unclear what girls do for a living.
The Michael family
The family live in Brighton and have participated in the show regularly since its inception, building a loyal fan base.
However, they were briefly abandoned when Dad Andrew ran for office as a UKIP candidate.
The family of five currently has three regulars on the show – Andrew, mom Carolyne and son Louis.
For most of the filming stays, Louis joined his parents Andrew and Carolyne on the sofa and during the first years of the show, his sister Alex also appeared.
Alex’s twin Catheryne has also made appearances, confusing viewers as the couple swaps and sometimes takes the place of the other.
Louis is a university student and his older sister Alex has a master’s degree in computer science.
Anne and Ken
The beloved married couple joined the long-running show in this series in 2020.
They are from County Durham – just like the famous Moffatts who have since become extremely popular with his daughter Scarlett who has become a television personality.
The duo has been presented to millions of viewers at home as “a couple married for 50 years”, and they are clearly still very much appreciated because when they first appeared in the series, Ken presents Anne with a bouquet of roses – a for each year, they have been together.
John and Beryl
The couple joined two years ago for season 12.
Beryl mentioned in the show that John retired about 12 years ago, which means it would be around 2008 when he stopped working.
John and Beryl don’t tend to reveal a lot of details about their privacy on Gogglebox.
Pete and Sophie
Although they are still relatively new to the show, having joined in 2018, brother and sister Pete and Sophie have become incredibly popular with viewers.
Coming from Blackpool, the siblings become the favorites with their hilarious view of television of the week.
Sophie works in the retail industry and shared clips on her Instagram with colleagues cleaning make-up stations before implementing lockouts.
His older brother, Pete, is said to be an electrician.
The siblings also have a surprising family bond after it was revealed that they are the niece and nephew of ChuckleVision legend Paul Chuckle.
The Ven family
Appearing since 2018, viewers quickly fell in love with mom Mica, her boyfriend Marcus and her two daughters Sachelle and Shuggy.
South Londoners joined Gogglebox in series 11 and have become well known for their hilarious comments and outgoing personalities.
Far from filming, Mica is a hairdresser specializing in natural hair and shares her work on her Instagram page.
Marcus specializes in boxing and has a boxing hall referenced in a tweet by Mica.
Amira and Iqra
Londoners joined the show in 2010 as schoolgirls.
The couple became well known for their infectious laughter, often laughing together.
The Siddiqui family
The popular Derby family has been a regular in the series for years.
Baasit, Umar and their father Sid are very popular with viewers, while other family members, such as brother Raza and their mom, often appear in the series.
Baasit has been teaching for ten years and offers national workshops for the children of KS2 and KS3 students through his company Siddiqui Education.
Apart from filming, Umar Siddiqui produces electronic music under the name of Burk Hold Dear and released his music as a single.
Dave and Shirley
David and Shirley have been married for 40 years and have two children together.
They joined the show in 2015 and toured from their home in Wales.
They became popular for their light and comical quarrels.
When they’re not filming, David is a cleaner in a factory and Shirley works in the retail industry.
The Malone family
Since joining the show in series four, the Manchester Malone family has become a fan favorite.
They are known for their outspoken, straightforward remarks, their selection of enviable snacks, and their adorable dogs who are not shy for the camera – or aware of their size, Rottweilers often climb the family’s lap.
Dad Tom Senior works as a truck driver while mom Julie is a receptionist.
Tom Junior is an independent model and street dance choreographer who has performed with the Black Eyed Peas.
He appeared in Billy Elliot before becoming a football coach. Brother Shaun sometimes also appears on the show.
Paige and Sally
Mother-daughter Paige and Sally joined the hit show last year for their 14th season.
Paige has become well known and appreciated by viewers for her mispronounced words while Sally watches with comical side looks.
They’re from Birmingham, where Sally, 53, works as a caregiver for the disabled and the elderly, and Paige, 23, is a business owner.
Brothers Bristol Tremaine, Twaine and Tristan have appeared on the show since series eight in 2017.
The football crazy trio, with Tristan previously playing for Bristol City between 2007 and 2010. They now play for Weston-super-Mare A.F.C.
Stephen and Daniel Lustig-Webb
The Brighton hairstylist has been around for many years, becoming a fan favorite.
He first appeared on Gogglebox with his then boyfriend, Chris, but the pair separated, which led to Stephen being joined by her husband Daniel, who started appearing in 2019.
Stephen also appeared on the show with his mother, Pat, whom he talked about several times during his years on the show.
Gogglebox is broadcast every Friday at 9 p.m. on Channel 4.