I was originally a Gogglebox star, now I’ve given up fame for a completely different career in Wales

He was part of the Gogglebox furniture for five years – but Chris Ashby-Steed is now desperately trying to move on from his TV past.

The 45-year-old hairdresser, who appeared on the Channel 4 reality show alongside his ex-boyfriend Stephen Webb, has now left Brighton to start a new life Wales with husband Tony Ashby-Steed, 52.

Gogglebox's Chris Ashby-Steed lives in Wales with husband Tony


Gogglebox’s Chris Ashby-Steed lives in Wales with husband TonyPhoto credit: instagram./chrisashbysteed
Chris was previously in a relationship with Stephen Webb


Chris was previously in a relationship with Stephen WebbPhoto credit: Rex Features
Chris and Tony have purchased a stunning home in Newcastle Emlyn


Chris and Tony have purchased a stunning home in Newcastle EmlynPhoto credit: instagram./chrisashbysteed

The couple have bought a stunning family home in the town of Newcastle Emlyn and have big plans rent four guest rooms on AirBnB.

Her income is supplemented by Chris’s Barber and furniture restoration as well as Tony’s day job at Legal and General.

Chris spoke of his desire to put distance between himself and Brighton, Chris said WalesOnline: “I also had memories of Gogglebox there and I wanted to get rid of them.”

During his time in the program, he struggled with imposter syndrome and it negatively affected his mental state Health.

“I felt like I was faking something and it was just this real fear,” he explained. “I had this real fear of different places because it was like people were staring at me like, ‘Oh my God, they’re staring at me, what are they going to say?'”

The tragedy also prompted the couple to try something new and live life to the fullest.

Tony’s beloved mother died in 2021, two years after she was diagnosed with a double cerebral hemorrhage. She was admitted in her final months hospital He suffered from a chest infection and subsequently contracted Covid before receiving palliative care.

While looking for a rural place to put down roots, the pair stumbled upon their new location by chance, which they liken to the most beautiful parts of Devon and Cornwall.

Tony said: “We didn’t know any areas and had the idea that by looking at houses we might discover an area we like, or we might find a house that we completely fell in love with and then go and look at it must.” the area that it is.”

Meanwhile, Chris’ ex Stephen and his husband Daniel Lustig, who ultimately replaced Chris on the show, recently announced that they were leaving the show to pursue new opportunities.

It is the end of an era in more ways than one.

They will rent rooms through AirBnB


They will rent rooms through AirBnBPhoto credit: instagram./chrisashbysteed
Stephen and husband Daniel Lustig have left Gogglebox


Stephen and husband Daniel Lustig have left GoggleboxPhoto credit: Channel 4

Emma James

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