What do Giles and Mary from Gogglebox do for a living and do they have a family?
As autumn has officially started this week, it’s nice to have Gogglebox back on screens to spend the cosy, colder nights in with.
With this being its 15th season, the Gogglebox crew have become familiar, friendly faces for many – with the friends and families providing witty and heartfelt commentary week in and week out.
Being a Goggleboxer might seem like a full-time job to viewers, considering how much TV the cast have to comment on, but many of them do in fact have day jobs.
What do Giles and Mary do?
What do Giles and Mary do for a living?
Married couple Giles Wood and Mary Killen joined the show in 2015 and have cemented their place in the hearts of viewers ever since.
The quirky couple are known for their odd sayings, quirky observations and calling each other ‘nutty.’
When not commenting on the week’s TV, Mary is an author and columnist, including having a column for The Spectator.
Mary has written about finding fame on the show for the publication.
In her column, she writes: ‘Thanks to Stephen Fry I had never wanted to be on television. Around the time Fry made the transition from print to screen, and hence real fame, he wrote a piece lamenting the irreversible step he had taken.’
Luckily, being a Gogglebox favourite didn’t leave her feeling the same way, as she adds: ‘The public’s reaction is entirely benign. People approach me, their faces wreathed in smiles. ‘You’re Mary from Gogglebox, aren’t you? I just want to say — your husband makes us laugh.’
Mary has also written five books, including How the Queen Can Make You Happy in 2012 and How to Live With Your Husband in 1997.
Giles is an artist, something Mary has also written about.
In the same article, she discusses how her husband Giles is ‘a leading exponent of the self-hinder movement who has repeatedly turned down offers of one-man West End shows of his paintings as well as contracts to write books.’
What did Mary do when she was younger?
Before finding her forte as a writer – and as an armchair critic of TV for Gogglebox – Mary reportedly worked as a model, meeting Giles when he was studying at Wimbledon Art School.
Earlier this year, photos of model Susan Shaw were circulated which many shared – including Zoe Ball – believing it to be Mary.
A spokesperson for Gogglebox commented: ‘We have checked with Mary and although hugely flattered, it is not her. It is a model called Susan Shaw.’
Do Giles and Mary have children?
Heart reports that Giles and Mary have two grown-up daughters together who don’t live with their parents.
Little is known about their children – who perhaps want to remain out of the spotlight – but Mary did reveal one thing about them in an interview with the Guardian.
Talking about her ‘zero tolerance policy’ on swearing, she revealed that, when Giles would slip-up with a profanity, ‘our children turn on him and tell him off. Poor Giles.’
Gogglebox continues tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.
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