Gogglebox stars Giles and Mary pay off their mortgage with TV show earnings

Two of glasses boxThe most famous faces of ‘s have revealed that their earnings from the show helped them pay off their mortgage.

Husband and wife team Giles Wood and Mary Killen have been regulars on the hit Channel 4 show since entering its fifth season in 2015.

Since then, they’ve been favorites on the show, where families and friend groups follow the week’s biggest TV moments and offer their candid comments.

In an interview on BBC Radio Scotland The Afternoon Showthe pair shared some insights into the positives of appearing on the show.

“I think we were able to pay off the mortgage,” Wood explained.

Wood, an artist, went on to note that the two have been “very secretive” about their earnings, adding, “I leave all the paperwork to Mary because she’s more interested in the details of life.” I take a broad approach to that Life.”

He also said that being recognized by strangers is still a surprise, even though “a lot of people” approach them in real life.

“I live such a quiet life that I’m always surprised people recognize me,” Wood explained, adding, “It’s the same as if you used to go into a garage and see yourself on surveillance TV .” There’s a constant fascination to see yourself on TV.”

Giles and Mary from Gogglebox


Killen, author and columnist for The audiencenoted that her absence from social media was an advantage as it reduced the impact of being familiar faces across the country.

“The thing is, it didn’t really affect us that much because we’re not on social media, so we can’t troll or whatever,” she said on the radio show earlier this month (August 10).

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“But the thing is, when I go out, which I do a lot more often than Giles, people usually come up beaming and say, ‘Are you gone Mary?’ glasses box? “Your husband makes us laugh.” You are always very pleasant.”

The pair have become fan favorites for their often deadpan commentary on the week’s most popular TV shows.

In April, viewers wowed at their reaction to the Netflix drama comedy beef, starring Ali Wong and Steven Yeun. The miniseries centers on a feud between strangers, which begins with a disagreement in a hardware store parking lot.

However, Killen appeared unfazed by her husband after he made a humorous comparison between the show and the clientele of a certain British supermarket.

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emma@ustimespost.com.

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