Gogglebox stars' homes and the rooms you don't see on TV

Gogglebox stars invite us into their living rooms each week during filming, as we sit down to watch them react to the latest TV.

Viewers who have followed the popular Channel 4 programme for years now may feel like part of the furniture inside the stars’ homes.

And as the new series returns to our screens tonight, we will once again get a look inside the living rooms of our favourite families up and down the country.

READ MORE: Gogglebox star quits show after accusation to Channel 4 bosses

But what about the rooms that we don’t get to see on screen?

The nature of filming means we only ever see one room of each stars’ home on the programme and the backdrops largely stay the same.

Earlier this year, we took a look around some of the Gogglebox stars’ homes that viewers rarely get to see, from their renovation works to the back garden hot tubs.

Here we take a look back at those rooms which also offer a glimpse into their lives off the sofa.

Ellie and Izzi Warner

Sisters Ellie and Izzi Warner from Leeds joined the show in 2015.

They have since gone on to gain a large following on social media, whilst continuing their regular appearances on the show.

Mother-of-two Izzi describes herself on her Instagram page as an “aspiring domestic goddess” and a “part-time couch potato”, while sister Ellie is a hairdresser in Leeds.

Izzi and her partner Grant share six-year-old son Bobby and little girl Bessie Rose, who was born in February 2020.

Ellie recently set up a new Instagram account dedicated to the renovation project she’s started on her 1930s semi in Leeds.

Describing herself as ‘a lover of colour and second hand finds’ she uses the account to document her house transformation.

Sharing a photo of her partner Nat, Ellie said in a recent post: “And so the work begins!! Nat hard at work in the kitchen chipping the plaster off the chimney breast and exposing the brick beneath!

“Still don’t have a clue what else I’m gonna do in here but I just knew I had to get this out of the way first as it’s such a messy job! I’ve got dust in places I never knew dust could reach.”

Izzi’s house has a modern feel with a sleek white and grey kitchen that features some enviable cooking equipment including a Smeg toaster and KitchenAid mixer.

Izzi also offered fans of the show a look inside her home during lockdown, posting an adorable snap with her son Bobby in the family’s jacuzzi.

The caption said: “Hope this beaut weather stays for the whole of summer! Feels like we’re on holiday – excuse my bare face and mum bun!”

Sophie Sandiford

Brother and sister duo Pete and Sophie Sandiford joined Gogglebox in 2018 and film their takes on the week’s television from their home in Blackpool.

Sophie works in retail when she’s not filming for the show, and her older brother Pete is believed to be an electrician.

Viewers regularly see the pair enjoying a good brew during their scenes – and it looks like they’ll never be short of mugs when it’s time to make a cuppa.

One photo uploaded by Sophie shows a cupboard stacked with novelty mugs in the shape of unicorns, flamingos, foxes and even a giraffe.

In a post shared on her brother’s birthday, Sophie offered an alternative view of the famous Gogglebox sofa to the one we’re used to, in a funny selfie with Pete.

The caption said: “Thank you for being my best friend, thank you for letting me annoy the s*** out of you, thank you for making me laugh until I cry, thank you for being there when times aren’t the best, thank you for the advice, thank you for being my partner in crime, thank you for being my big brother but most of all thank you for being you. I honestly wouldn’t know what I’d do without you. Hope you have the best day. Happy birthday r kid.”

Another photo showed the siblings’s back garden, complete with a wooden bench in the corner, as Sophie snapped a picture of her enjoying a can of Red Stripe on her day off work.

Jenny Newby and Lee Riley

Two of the most popular stars on the Channel 4 show are Jenny Newby and Lee Riley, a pair of lifelong friends from Hull.

While Jenny and Lee don’t actually live together, they get together to film scenes for the show in Lee’s caravan.

And the friends took the decision to move in together for nine weeks and isolate in the Holderness caravan in order to film the show after the first lockdown was announced in March 2020.

But while we’re all familiar with the cream sofa and colourful cushions, we don’t get to see the rest of the caravan.

One photo, which offered a different view of the interior, showed Jenny and Lee smiling on the sofa, with camera equipment set up in the living room to allow them to keep filming the show without camera crew inside the caravan.

The photo showed a fireplace with a wooden stag head statuette on the mantle piece and a large mirror hung above it.

An adorable framed photo of the pair also took pride of place on the mantle piece, with candles lit for a cosy night in.

Another photo shared after the Easter Bank Holiday weekend last year showed the pair posing on the terrace outside the static caravan.

The photo offered a view of the neighbouring caravans on the site and the white fencing around their outdoor space.

Another sneak peek at what the pair got up to before leaving isolation last year was their hilarious races day snap.

The selfie showed Jenny and Lee positively beaming in all their finery for a day at the ‘virtual races’ on April 26, 2020.

Lee scrubbed up well in a waistcoat and tie, while Jenny sported a huge pink hat and silky floral dress for the occasion.

The pair were actually cast on the show after it is reported Jenny was approached by two Gogglebox researchers at the Beverley Races Ladies’ Day.

Lee told The Hull Daily Mail he wasn’t sure at first, adding: “To be honest I didn’t want to do it.

“I’d say it took her about an hour and a half to talk me into it – about as long as it took me to get me out of bed.”

The pair announced they would be self-isolating together when the first national lockdown was implemented, to ensure they could continue filming the much-loved Channel 4 show.

For six years the nation has thought it was Jenny’s caravan, so the revelation it’s actually Lee’s was a shocker when the pair mentioned it during an episode of the show.

Stephen Webb and Daniel Lustig

Stephen has been a part of Gogglebox since the first season with his husband Daniel joining him on the couch in 2019.

The pair thrilled fans with their image transformations between seasons. They have both had haircuts and spent the summer training for a hike up Ben Nevis in aid of charity.

Stephen and Daniel are both hairdressers and own a salon together in Brighton, named Lustig and Webb.

Fans of the show are used to seeing the couple on the sofa with their three poodles named Babs, Princess and Betsey Boo.

In a post that was shared with his x followers on Instagram, Daniel posed in the hallway of his home which he captioned: “Happy Saturday guys. Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend.”

The 45-year-old hairdresser also recently offered fans a glimpse of the back garden of his home which had become overgrown.

Daniel captioned the photo: “#nomowmay think I’ll need to get the horse round to chew this down.”

*Gogglebox returns at 9pm tonight, September 17, on Channel 4.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Pawn Stars' Chumlee Looks Totally Different After Losing Weight With Gastric Bypass Surgery

© Provided by CinemaBlend Chumlee screenshot from an episode of Pawn Stars 2019 Austin Lee Russell, AKA Chumlee, rose to fame more than a decade ago as the reality TV ... Read more »

Coldplay's Music Of The Spheres REVIEW: In a world of their own

© Simone Joyner/Getty Coldplay performing The stand-out track, Coloratura, is superb, a sprawling orchestral epic that begins with ethereal piano and continues for more than 10 atmospheric minutes. It’s an ... Read more »

Going Under the Knife, Behind Bars

© Courtesy of Prometheus Books In ‘Killer Looks’, author Zara Stone explores how the emergence of plastic surgery in prisons underscores society’s obsession with beauty. Read an excerpt. From the ... Read more »

Stock Up On This Fan-Favorite DIY Hair Color Kit At 50% Off

© Provided by Refinery29 Boxed hair dye often gets a bad rap for being a corner-cutting shortcut that sacrifices quality for cost. However, Madison Reed’s Radiant Hair Color Kit is ... Read more »

This Oprah-Approved Cooking Pan is Finally In Stock & On Sale— Just Before the Holiday Season

Deemed as the “kitchen magician” by Oprah Winfrey herself, and Cameron Diaz’s go-to kitchen item, the Always Pan is finally on sale. If you’ve been on the food or kitchen ... Read more »

Gemini horoscope, October 16, 2021: Check your astrological prediction here

Gemini horoscope, October 16, 2021: Check your astrological prediction here What will your day look like in terms of health, romance, finance and fortune? Read everything here. Prediction– There are ... Read more »

Scorpio horoscope, October 16, 2021: Check your astrological prediction here

Scorpio horoscope, October 16, 2021: Check your astrological prediction here What will your day look like in terms of health, romance, finance and fortune? Read everything here. Prediction: Intellectual matters ... Read more »

Horoscope today, October 16, 2021: Check your astrological prediction for today

Wondering what your luck has in store for you today? Look for your sun sign in the daily horoscope below and find out. Aries: Queen of pentacles Having faith in ... Read more »

Cancer horoscope, October 16, 2021: Check your astrological prediction here

Cancer horoscope, October 16, 2021: Check your astrological prediction here What will your day look like in terms of health, romance, finance and fortune? Read everything here. Prediction- Cancerians, gear ... Read more »

Libra horoscope, October 16, 2021: Check your astrological prediction here

Libra horoscope, October 16, 2021: Check your astrological prediction here What will your day look like in terms of health, romance, finance and fortune? Read everything here. Prediction: Increase checkpoints ... Read more »

Aquarius horoscope, October 16, 2021: Check your astrological prediction here

Aquarius horoscope, October 16, 2021: Check your astrological prediction here What will your day look like in terms of health, romance, finance and fortune? Read everything here. Prediction Efforts will ... Read more »

Capricorn horoscope, October 16, 2021: Check your astrological prediction here

Capricorn horoscope, October 16, 2021: Check your astrological prediction here What will your day look like in terms of health, romance, finance and fortune? Read everything here. Prediction– Blood relations ... Read more »

Taurus horoscope, October 16, 2021: Check your astrological prediction here

Taurus horoscope, October 16, 2021: Check your astrological prediction here What will your day look like in terms of health, romance, finance and fortune? Read everything here. Prediction– Taureans, the ... Read more »

Lebanon: Day of mourning in Beirut as world powers call for calm after clashes

© Provided by dw.com Protesters chant slogans against Judge Tarek Bitar in Beirut Thursday A day after sectarian clashes erupted in central Beirut, Lebanon’s presidency declared a day of mourning. ... Read more »

Moeen Ali becomes first Englishman to win the IPL as CSK beat KKR

© PA Images Moeen-Ali-IPL The Chennai Super Kings won the 2021 India Premier League (IPL) defeating Kolkata Night Riders by 27 runs in the final in Dubai on Friday 15 ... Read more »

‘Emotional' Patrick Vieira rates Arsenal spell but refuses to dissect downfall

© PA Images Patrick Vieira manager TEAMtalk Patrick Vieira is relishing his return to Arsenal as Crystal Palace manager, but refused to be drawn on why his old club have ... Read more »

Does a dehumidifier cool a room?

© Provided by Live Science Does a dehumidifier cool a room: Woman using a fan to cool herself down Dehumidifiers are an increasingly popular choice, but does a dehumidifier cool ... Read more »

Coronavirus digest: US to lift restrictions for vaccinated travelers in November

© Provided by dw.com Vaccinated foreigners will be allowed to travel to the US starting November 8 The White House on Friday announced that the easing of coronavirus travel restrictions ... Read more »

Versailles : Un nouvel office de tourisme va voir le jour pour les Jeux olympiques de 2024

Une opération d’envergure pour des travaux estimés à quatre millions d’euros © Stephane Allaman/SIPA Versailles veut profiter de l’engouement des Jeux Olympiques. CHANTIER – Une opération d’envergure pour des travaux ... Read more »

Les stations de ski ouvrent sans passe sanitaire, dans un premier temps

© JEROME LABOUYRIE / stock.adobe.com Val-Thorens (Savoie) sera la première station à ouvrir l’ensemble de ses remontées et de son domaine skiable, le 20 novembre 2021. Le ski, c’est reparti. ... Read more »

Former striker urges Liverpool target to ‘take his chance' and secure move

© PA Images Adama Traore and Pedro Neto celebrate goal for Wolves against Leeds in February 2021 Former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips has urged a top Liverpool target to ... Read more »

Asteroids: Fun facts and information about asteroids

© Provided by Space null Asteroids are rocky worlds revolving around the sun that are too small to be called planets. They are also known as planetoids or minor planets. ... Read more »

Covid-19: Growing concerns for children as infection rates rise with England following Scotland's trend

England and Scotland appear to be going in different directions when it comes to controlling the coronavirus pandemic with growing concerns over the number of children infected. Covid infection levels ... Read more »

10 Key Health Appointments to Schedule Starting in Your 40s and 50s

© Provided by Real Simple Getty Images People have their individual reasons for avoiding the doctor’s office—from packed schedules to a fear of the unknown. But medical experts reiterate that ... Read more »

This Reusable Nonstick Baking Mat Makes Foil Obsolete

© Provided by Real Simple amazon.com Everyone has their own set of tricks for cutting down on cleanup in the kitchen. Some opt for one-sheet meals, and others pack dishwashers ... Read more »

'The Great British Baking Show' Ultimate Gift Guide Has Everything For the Star Baker In Your Life

© Mark Bourdillon. On your marks, get set, bake! The Great British Baking Show (aka The Great British Bake Off) is back and better than ever with a new batch of contestants, ... Read more »

Prince William's first Instagram Q&A: Royal fans' questions - 'Are unicorns real?'

Prince William had a bit of fun answering royal fans’ burning questions in his first Q&A session on Instagram. The Duke of Cambridge, 39, took questions from watchers on his ... Read more »

13 Of The Best Jeans You Can Buy Online

© Provided by Refinery29 While matching sweatsuits and soft leggings had their 15 minutes of fashion fame during life in lockdown, jeans — aka hard pants — are back, proving ... Read more »

Exactly How to Shop at HomeGoods so You Never Miss the Good Sh*t

© Courtesy We got professional and insider advice from experts about when they restock and how customers can find the best stuff at HomeGoods. Just when we thought HomeGoods couldn’t ... Read more »

Pitso Mosimane latest | Al Ahly mentor breaks silence on contract talks!

© Provided by The South African After weeks of speculation around his future at Al Ahly, Pitso Mosimane has finally broken his silence on talks that were put on hold ... Read more »

Portland gets a little less weird as it takes down Merge Simpson sign

Portland never disappoints. An anonymous someone recently took advantage of a growth of ivy on a pole at the top of an I-405 onramp, and added a sign beneath it ... Read more »

Trudeau to visit community where indigenous children's graves were found

© Cole BURSTON A memorial erected to the memory of 215 indigenous children whose remains were discovered earlier in May 2021 at the former Catholic residential school in Kamloops, British ... Read more »

Lorde details battle with stage fright: 'It's a real struggle'

© Bang Showbiz Lorde Lorde’s battle with stage fright is a “real struggle”. The ‘Stoned at the Nail Salon’ hitmaker finds it hard to get up on stage and perform ... Read more »

Stockbridge welcomes new cafes and restaurants - we look at the additions to the Edinburgh neighbourhood

This area is booming, when it comes to food businesses © Kilted Donut Since lockdown, this neighbourhood has been utterly heaving, so much so that there’s barely room on the ... Read more »

'The Great British Baking Show' Ultimate Gift Guide Has Everything For the Star Baker In You Life

© Mark Bourdillon. On your marks, get set, bake! The Great British Baking Show (aka The Great British Bake Off) is back and better than ever with a new batch of contestants, ... Read more »

Here's Where You Can Get Crocs On Sale for Your Whole Family

© Crocs. Good news for Crocs fans: the massively popular rubber clogs are on sale at Zappos and there’s no shortage of fun styles. Over the past 20 years, Crocs ... Read more »

Report reveals ex-Real Madrid boss ‘rebuffed soundings' from Newcastle

© PA Images Ex-Real-Madrid-boss-Zinedine-Zidane According to reports, former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has “rebuffed soundings” from Newcastle United to become their next manager. Steve Bruce replaced Rafael Benitez at ... Read more »

The TV Show Secret That Will Save Your Clothes From Sweat Stains

© Photo: Getty Images/ Westend61 sweat hack The majority of my wardrobe is black because a) I am a Pisces in a perpetual state of ennui, and b) if I ... Read more »

This Insanely Affordable Double-Sided Mattress Might Be the Last One You Ever Buy

© Image: Sweet Night; Design: Ashley Britton/SheKnows. In today’s nonstop world, it comes as no surprise that most of us don’t snooze as long as we should. According to the ... Read more »

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars To Gift This Season

© Provided by Refinery29 If there’s one time of the year where doing the most isn’t just discouraged, but rather welcomed, it’s the holidays. And while gift sets are just ... Read more »