Gogglebox stars' real jobs revealed – from Ukip politician to Manchester United coach

GOGGLEBOX'S stars aren't exactly showered with rewards for doing the show.

The Sun revealed they get £1,500 a month per family plus a free takeaway or two – so it's no surprise that the couch potatoes also hold down full-time jobs.

However, what the show's biggest names do when they're not being sarcastic about the week's telly is rarely mentioned.

So here we run down the occupations of the true stars of Channel 4's Friday night line-up.

From one who stood as a Ukip politician to another who coaches for Manchester United, this lot are just as switched on when they're away from the box…

The Malone family

The Manchester-based Malones are a family of six – usually seen with at least one of their enormous, lumbering dogs.

The eldest two, Vanessa and Lee, don't appear on the show but parents Tom, a lorry driver, and Julie, a receptionist, appear alongside Tom Junior and Shaun.

The younger Tom is a model, choreographer and lately Tik Tok star, who often ropes his dad into dances.

Meanwhile, new dad Shaun coaches at Manchester United, working in its Ability Counts disability football programme.

Giles and Mary

Giles Wood and Mary Killen are famous for delivering hilarious – and occasionally complaint-provoking – views from their Wiltshire cottage.

However they are also well-known in their own fields – he is a writer and painter while she is a journalist and long-time contributor to politics mag The Spectator.

In fact, she has even written about her experience of doing the show, describing the fee they get for doing it as "tiny".

Sophie and Pete

Blackpool brother and sister duo Sophie and Pete Sandiford are almost always seen sprawled out behind a giant mug of tea.

Both they both have important jobs away from the sofa, with Sophie a window dresser in shops while Pete works for an insurance company.

She got upset on the show on Friday because of the jobs crisis that she wear second lockdown could inflict on people.

The Michael family

The Michael family have been with Gogglebox since the start – but had to decide between the show and their dad's ambitions in 2015.

Andrew was axed from the hit after he ran to be an MP for Ukip in Hastings and Rye.

However, he failed to make it to Westminster and was delighted to return to the show with his family in its sixth series.

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