Gogglebox is one of the most popular TV shows on our screens right now – and it’s easy to see why.
Who would have thought watching other people watch TV would be so entertaining?
The popular Channel 4 series has simply gone from strength to strength since it launched in March 2013. But the thing that makes the show so special (and hilarious) is the people.
Families and cast members have come and gone over the years – and there are so many familiar faces that we miss.
Ranging from Scarlett Moffatt’s funny one-liners to Steph and Dom’s controversial opinions and not forgetting the late June and Leon Bernicoff.
But where are the original cast members and what are they up to now?
Steph and Dom Parker
How can we forget husband and wife Steph and Dom Parker?
The posh duo were famous for their controversial opinions and hilarious one-liners, and you would never catch them without a G&T in their hand.
The couple rose to fame in 2013 after they appeared on the Channel 4 show, although they decided to leave in 2017 to concentrate on other projects.
They featured on Four in a Bed where they showcased their hotel The Salutation, although earlier this year, it was reported that Steph and Dom’s beloved hotel went into liquidation.
The pair went on to host their own radio show and they were even given their own TV show called The Great Hotel Escape, where they followed the journeys of families who had decided to run hotels.
They were also hosts of another show called Steph and Dom’s One Star to Five Star.
Sandra Martin and Sandi Bogle
Besties Sandra and Sandie were firm favourites on the show and fans were gutted when the duo parted ways.
In 2017 Sandi decided to quit the show, leaving Sandra, who then appeared with her daughter Chanchez.
Since Gogglebox Sandi has created a name for herself in her own right, she has taken part in a number of TV shows, and she has even released her own single.
Ranging from Celebs On The Farm to Celebrity 100% Hotter and Celebrity Fat Fighters – Sandi is not shy of the camera.
She also entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2017 – where she was sixth to be evicted.
After her BBF quit the show, things weren’t the same for Sandra as she didn’t have the same on-screen chemistry with her daughter (mainly because some topics were off-limits).
The TV personality announced her shock departure from Gogglebox live on This Morning.
After quitting the Channel 4 show, Sandra moved out of her house and into a hotel.
During the coronavirus outbreak, Sandra tragically has lost five members of her family and friends amid the global pandemic.
The Tapper family
The Tappers consists of mum Nikki, dad Jonathan and siblings Josh and Amy, who came onto our screens when Gogglebox began in 2013.
Although, things started to change when Josh quit the show after he moved into politics and got a place on the Government Communications Apprenticeship scheme.
In 2018, Amy also decided to leave so that she could take part in Celebs Go Dating in hopes of finding love.
Dad Jonathan is now a chauffeur after previously running a kosher restaurant, while mum Nikki works as a nursery teacher.
During lockdown Amy has kept her fans updated with all of the Tapper’s antics – and they even held a Come Dine With Me week, where they all rated each other’s meals.
Tragedy also struck for the Tappers during the coronavirus pandemic when Jonathan was left ‘fighting for his life’ after contracting Covid-19.
George Gilbley with his mum and stepdad
George Gilbey first shot to fame in series two alongside his mum Linda and stepdad Pete McGarry.
Although, they were all axed from the show after George made the decision to go on Celebrity Big Brother, where he ended up finishing in fourth place.
He also struck up a romance with Edele Lynche while in the house, much to the dismay of Stephanie Pratt.
George and his family did make a return to Gogglebox in 2016, although after a string of controversies they featured on the show less.
In October 2019, the TV personality was jailed for three months after being caught drink-driving.
During the coronavirus outbreak, George also signed himself up to work at his local Morrisons Supermarket.
Leon and June Bernicoff
Leon and June Bernicoff were easily the most popular couple on Gogglebox.
The couple had been together for six decades and were firm favourites with fans of the Channel 4 reality show.
Leon, who died aged 83 in December 2017, met when June was just 18 years old at a dance at a teacher training college.
Apparently, it was love at first sight for the pair – but not necessarily smooth sailing as Leon’s Jewish family weren’t too keen on June’s Catholic upbringing.
June, who decided to leave Gogglebox following the death of Leon, appeared on This Morning for her first TV interview after his death, returning to screens in September 2018.
Speaking on how she was coping, she said: ‘At first it was just the sadness because you just remembering the last few days he was really ill, whereas going back to when we met and all the fun we had. There was lots of fun to be had.
‘We always had a lot of fun. Growing in our jobs, having our families. Quite honestly, I can’t remember life without him.’
The star wrote a book on their love story titled Leon and June: Our Story and admitted she sometimes looked over at Leon’s chair when watching Gogglebox for the first time without him.
June tragically died in May this year at the age of 81 following a short illness.
The Moffatt family
Scarlett Moffatt and her beloved family (and their dogs) were popular cast members of Gogglebox.
After a two-year stint on the show, Scarlett quit to give I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! a go.
And it turns out she did really well as she went on to be crowned Queen of the jungle.
From that moment, Scarlett was inundated with TV offers.
She joined Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway as a presenter before hosting the reboot of Streetmate.
She has also made appearances on Celebrity Juice, Celebrity Bake Off, First Dates and Through The Keyhole.
She then returned to the Australian jungle to host the I’m A Celeb spin-off show Extra Camp with Joe Swash and Joel Dommett, before being replaced by Emily Atack.
Last year, Scarlett was back on our screens again, only this time she was reunited with her family.
The Moffatts made a return for Channel 4’s controversial series The British Tribe Next Door, where they lived alongside the Himba tribe in Namibia for four weeks
In May this year, Scarlett also accused Gogglebox of editing her scenes to make her look ‘thick as s**t’.
The 30-year-old claimed she and her family would only be shown short clips of the shows they were watching – so they’d all be left wondering what the hell was going on.
Chris Ashby-Steed and his then-boyfriend Stephen Webb were much-loved cast members on the show.
And despite the couple splitting up, they remained friends and carried on filming the show until 2018 when Chris decided to quit.
In March 2019, Chris opened up about his falling out with Stephen.
It had remained under wraps that the duo had fallen out after a number of arguments, including a joint television project falling through, which according to Chris left him so distraught he considered taking his own life.
According to the reality star, Gogglebox producers had agreed for them both to continue the show with new partners, however, Chris was later told, after he suggested someone, that it wasn’t going to work out.
After Chris left, Stephen appeared alongside his mum Pat, before his husband Daniel took her place.
Jay Makin was one of those cast members that made us laugh by just not saying anything.
He rose to fame on Gogglebox with his then-girlfriend Eve Woerdenweber, who appeared on the show with her mum Viv and German-born dad Ralf from The Wirral.
Jay also known as ‘Silent Jay’ gave us all a shock when he left in 2015 following his split with Eve.
Speaking to The Sun at the time he said: ‘I’m gutted that Eve broke up with me. It came completely out of the blue.
‘We had a few problems and started drifting apart but I thought it was down to the pressure of the show and her business. We argued too much and she said couldn’t cope with it.’
Kate and Graham Bottley
Husband and wife, Kate and Graham Bottley rose to fame during series five – and despite leaving Gogglebox in 2016, Kate has made a name for herself in her own right.
The vicar can often be heard on the radio where she presents the Pause For Thought segment on the Radio 2.
She has also hosted Prayer For The Day on Radio 4.
As well as featuring on Songs Of Praise, Kate has also presented BBC One’s main Easter programme in 2016.
Kate regularly keeps her fans updated on social media, and in one of her latest posts she shared a snap of herself in a beautiful pink maxi-dress.
And while Goggleboxers are used to seeing Kate in her vicar’s robe and dog collar, they were thrilled to see her all dressed up.
Many fans also noticed Kate’s apparent weight loss, and despite the compliments, the reverend urged her followers not to comment on her weight.
According to The Sun, in a now-removed comment one fan wrote: ‘Gosh, you are so slim and lovely in that, wish I was’.
To which Kate replied: ‘I know you think you’re being kind but comments about weight aren’t ok.
‘Slim isn’t necessarily healthier or more beautiful. I also don’t like anyone talking about my weight. (Ps you’re gorgeous, everyone is).’
Celebrity Googlebox airs on Friday at 9pm on Channel 4.
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