Inside the Gogglebox stars’ houses – drastic makeovers and secret rooms we don’t see

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Gogglebox viewers only get to see inside the cast's living rooms, so not much is known about the rest of their houses.

Every Friday we get to watch the stars give their analysis of the week's TV – but there is more to their homes than just a single room.

The producers and film crew hide out of view in secret control rooms, and other family members stay in different areas of the house so they don't get caught on camera.

While some cast members have been forced to move out or back in amid the UK lockdown.

But there are some drastic difference between their homes, with some practically living in mansions, while others reside in a cosy caravan.

Here is a sneak peek inside some of the Gogglebox stars' homes.

Jenny and Lee

Lee and Jenny are always showing fans what goes on behind-the-scenes
(Image: jennyandlee_gogglebox/Instagram)

Jenny Newby and Lee Riley have been firm favourites on the show since they started in 2014.

They film from inside Jenny's very cosy caravan in Hull- and frequently post behind-the-scenes snaps.

Jenny's home has a real cosy feel, with a comfy beige sofa adorned with stylish rose gold cushions, which Gogglebox viewers see on the TV every week.

There is also a fire place with a mantelpiece decorated with family photos and a stag statue – with a large mirror on top to pull the room together.

Jenny pulls her white check curtains shut to give them privacy while filming the show from her neighbours.

Jenny's caravan has a lovely balcony
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Her caravan has a lovely white balcony which allows her some outdoors space of her own to relax.

Because her home doesn't have enough room to fit in the production crew, they sit outside in a trailer.

Some have mistaken them for mother and son or even partners in the past, but they are actually best friends.

They became pals 21 years ago when she was a landlady at a pub in Paull, East Yorkshire, and Lee was a regular.

Jenny is married to husband Ray, who has never appeared on the show, while Lee has been with partner Steve Mail for 26 years.

Lee was reunited with partner Steve
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At the start of the first UK lockdown, Jenny and Lee decided to move in together in her caravan to carry on filming.

They decided to spend lockdown as 'friends with no benefits', tweeting from their joint account: "Well what can we say it’s Friday and it’s still on #Gogglebox

"Jenny and me watching together as we are both on lockdown TOGETHER friends with no benefits I may add an hour of laughs stay safe stay well #StayHomeSavesLives"

After spending the summer together to film the series, Lee jetted out to Cyprus to spend time with partner Steve.

Then was forced to bid an emotional farewell to Steve as he returned to the UK to resume filming for Gogglebox – but Steve did come back for a reunion last month.

Ellie and Izzi

Ellie and Izzi are Leeds-based Gogglebox stars
(Image: izziwarner/Instagram)

 

Ellie and Izzi Warner have brought laughs and the odd bit of controversy to Gogglebox since they first appeared on our screens in 2015.

The sister are from Leeds but don't actually live in the same house – with Ellie still living in the family home.

Hairdresser Ellie shares her home with boyfriend Nat and their two pooches Mick and Madge, who have all made appearances on the show.

And Ellie's home is the perfect cosy space for the Channel 4 star and her beau, as she's been sharing glimpses of the pad with her Instagram followers.

Ellie's bedroom features an elegant touch
(Image: Ellie Warner/Instagram)

Ellie's living room, which can be seen on the show, is decorated with a wood and stone design and features a fireplace that's perfect for those cosy winter nights.

There are also bean bags for her adorable pooches and the infamous brown leather sofas and green velvet cushions.

Ellie's kitchen screams elegance, as she opted for a brown and white colour scheme – and even her dog bowls match in colour.

Her garden is perfect for her pooches to run around in and came in handy when she celebrated her 30th birthday in lockdown.

The bedroom features a massive mirrored wardrobe with white wooden floors adorned with beige fluffy rugs and taupe coloured walls.

Her cosy living room boasts a fireplace
(Image: Ellie Warner/Instagram)

Nail technician Izzi lives with boyfriend Grant, who is yet to appear on the show, and their two kids, five-year-old son Bobby and eight-month old Bessie Rose

The proud mum-of-two often shares snaps of her cute kids on Instagram and confirmed Bessie's arrival on the social media platform in February this year.

During the last lockdown, sisters Ellie and Warner couldn't film together because they live separately, so Ellie's boyfriend Nat joined her instead.

When the country first went into lockdown, there was a major change on screen as Izzi was was briefly replaced for an episode by Ellie's boyfriend Nat.

Despite Channel 4 reassuring viewers that everyone on the show is adhering to social distancing guidelines, there was some controversy the week after when viewers complained about Izzi returning to be in the same house as Ellie.

The Michaels

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The Michael family live in Brighton – with their home having undergone a major transformation during their time on the show.

They used to sit in a fairly dull living room with bright yellow sofas and gold-framed photos on the walls.

But now they watch TV in a new bright pink room with a pewter sofa and a patterned armchair.

There are also loads of china plates lined up above their window and some very fancy artwork on display.

Andrew is always joined by wife Carolyne, with both of them now retired, and most often by son Louis.

Daughter Alex used to be a regular, while her lookalike sister Catheryne has also appeared and confused viewers due to their similarities.

(Image: Channel 4)

Other brother Pascal has not joined the family on the sofa yet but can be seen on their social media accounts.

The original family were a Gogglebox staple until Andrew revealed he was running as an MP for UKIP in the Hastings and Rye seat in the 2015 general election.

Channel 4 bosses decided that Andrew could not hold a political seat and sit on his sofa discussing the week's telly, so the whole family were booted off in December 2014.

Carolyne admitted the family were sad to be leaving – and was left in tears after being given just five days to choose between the show and her husband's political aspirations.

Carolyne confessed she didn't want to leave and found it "too painful" to watch the series they were not involved in, but it was all for nothing as Andrew failed to win the seat.

However, there was a twist in the tale as the Michaels were invited back in September 2015 as Andrew decided to put his political career on hold.

The Siddiquis

Their living room hasn't really changed since the start
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As one of the original Gogglebox families, the Siddiquis were pioneers for the series when it started.

The family, who live in Derby, are made up of dad Sid and brothers Baasit and Umar, but viewers have never seen their wives.

They are alwats sat on that classic brown leather sofa with a black coffee table in front of them.

Retired engineer Sid, who moved from Pakistan aged 16, has been married for 37 years and also has two daughters.

Sid's wife and the boys' mum, Nasreen, who has not appeared on the show, but fans have got to see a rare picture of the Siddiqui matriarch.

Baasit Siddiqui posted a photo of his loving parents along with his daughter, Amelia, standing next to a very colourful tree in their beautiful garden.

Gogglebox's Baasit Siddiquis' share rare glimpse of mum in adorable family snap
(Image: The Siddiquis/Instagram)

Alongside the cute snap, Baasit wrote: "I was trying to get a photo of all three of these guys staring at the camera and smiling! Dad is like a statue with that smile but Mum and Amelia we're doing it on purpose.

"Each time one of them would smile the other would look the other way or swap! The Siddiqui ladies are a stubborn and cheeky bunch."

IT teacher Baasit is married to wife Melissa – and the pair have adorable daughter Amelia and son Theodore.

Baasit regularly posts photos of his children and other half on social media.

On a family day out this summer, he wrote: "Lots of family fun with these lovely people. Got to love your daily family walk when the weathers this nice."

Father Sid, Baasit (left) and daughter Amelia and Umar (centre)
(Image: Gary Calton)

Amelia has actually made the odd appearance on Gogglebox with her dad, uncle and granddad Sid.

While wife Melissa, who has not appeared on screen, often posts about the show on social media.

Umar is also married, but his wife has not featured on the programme either.

The Siddiqui family was split up during lockdown as 73-year-old Sid couldn't appear on the show because he had to isolate from his sons Umar and Baasit.

Sid previously revealed that he would be missing from the sofa because of the coronavirus oubreak.

He tweeted: "I am sorry I will be missing from the Siddiqui sofa again in tonight’s #Gogglebox because of 2 meter social distancing rule but I am sure you will be entertained just as much by the rest of the gang enjoy the show take care be safe lots of love"

The Malones

The Malones live in Manchester
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The Malones, who live in Stretford in South Manchester, have been in their cul-de-sac home for 16 years.

They are frequently joined by their lovable dogs, who are always trying to get their paws on the delicious array of snacks on the table while they tuck into some TV.

It's not all about the humans on Gogglebox, as viewers tune in just to see the Malone family's dogs.

Mum Julie works as a receptionist, while dad Tom Senior, who loves to make incredible facial expressions, is a lorry driver.

The couple appear with two of their children, Tom Junior and Shaun, who have some pretty exciting lives outside of the show.

Tom Jnr is a freelance model and streetdance choreographer who has performed with a load of big name artists including the Black Eyed Peas.

Julie gave a glimpse of their living room from a different angle
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While Shaun, who used to be a stage actor in Billy Elliott, now coaches Manchester United ’s Under-16s Ability Counts football team.

Back in July, Shaun became a first time dad as he announced the birth of son Louis with his girlfriend.

They also have two other kids, Vanessa and Lee, who have never appeared on camera.

The Malone family have been working hard during lockdown and wowed fans with their recent weight loss by sharing their latest TikTok dance.

They gave fans a glimpse into their garden and patio outside their house.

Tom Jnr and his parents looked worlds away from the telly trio who first joined the hit Channel 4 reality show back in 2014 as they broke out into a hilarious dance routine to classic Nightcrawlers track 'Push The Feeling On'.

A shot from the Malone family's garden
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The Malone family were facing major upheaval when England went into a second lockdown.

They had to make some quick last minute changes in order for them all to be allowed to continue filming.

Just as poor Tom Jr was finding his feet after flying the nest, he was forced to move back into the family home in Manchester to continue shooting this autumn's series

He previously would travel home to film the show, but this time the professional dancer will be forced to live full time under mum and dad’s roof.

*Gogglebox airs every Friday on Channel 4 at 9pm

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