Gogglebox cast: Who are the longest serving families?

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The Siddiqui family made the comments about Daniella Westbrook on 'Gogglebox'. (Channel 4)
The Siddiqui family on Gogglebox. (Channel 4)

Who doesn’t love to curl up on the sofa with your bestie, sharing your thoughts about the telly? That’s why Channel 4 landed on a golden idea when it launched Gogglebox in 2013.

The reality series follows various families across the UK who are tasked with watching the biggest shows and films of that week, which ranges from Squid Game to Naked Attraction. While they do that, the different cast members share their thoughts about what they like and don't like, but it's not their opinions that make viewers laugh, it's the personality they bring to the small screen.

Gogglebox has made some of its cast members veritable stars, people like Scarlett Moffatt creating a lucrative career on TV off the back of her appearance on the Channel 4 show for example.

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With 21 seasons of the flagship programme (soon to be 22), four celebrity specials, and even a junior edition of the show titled Gogglesprogs, there have been so many cast members to have delighted viewers at home. Here’s who has appeared on Gogglebox the longest.

Gogglebox's longest serving families

Gogglebox started with seven families, but only one has remained on the show: the Siddiqui family –comprised of Sid, Bassit and Umar.

Stephen Webb appeared on the show from season 1 but announced on 7 September that he was leaving the show ahead of season 22, Webb appeared on Gogglebox with his best friend Christopher, his mother Pat, and finally with his husband Daniel.

In a statement shared on Instagram, Webb said: "We feel the time is right to move on and explore other opportunities. We would both like to thank Channel 4 and Studio Lambert for letting us be part of this amazing, funny and heartwarming show.

Stephen and Daniel on Gogglebox. (Channel 4)
Stephen and Daniel on Gogglebox. (Channel 4)

"We are extremely thankful to the cast and crew, or Gogglebox family as we call them, and of course the fans, thank you for all of your love & support over the years."

The longest-serving cast members after them are the Malone family – Tom, Julie, Shaun and Vanessa – and friends Jenny Newby and Lee Riley, all of whom have been on the Channel 4 show since its fourth season.

Best friends Jenny and Lee have become firm fan favourites since joining the show thanks to their amusing conversations and anecdotes.

The show, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, originally featured cast members like Stephanie and Dominic Parker, Sandi Bogle and Sandra Martin, the Tapper family, the Michael family, and Leon and June Bernicoff.

Gogglebox (Channel 4)
Jenny and Lee on Gogglebox (Channel 4)

The Parkers stayed on until 2017, while Bogle quit the show in 2016 and Martin did the same the following year. The Tapper family left Gogglebox in 2018.

The Michael family first appeared on seasons 1 to 4 before leaving the show in 2014. But they then returned in 2015 and starred on the show until 2021 when the family patriarch, Andy, died as his loved ones chose to depart the programme.

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Leon and June Bernicoff appeared on 10 seasons of the show from 2013 to 2017, Leon passed away in 2017 which prompted June to leave the show. June sadly passed away in 2021 following a short illness.

Pictured: Giles and Mary in Wiltshire
Giles and Mary in Wiltshire on Gogglebox. (Channel 4)

Famous cast members like the Moffatt family first appeared on the show in its third season, and they starred on the programme from 2013 to 2018.

Now in its 21st season, the show features the Siddiqui family, Stephen and Daniel, the Malone family, Jenny and Lee, Giles and Mary, Ellie and Izzi, David and Shirley, the Plummer family, Amira and Amani.

The cast is completed by the Worthington family, Pete and Sophie, Abbie and Georgia, Sue and Steve, Simon and Jane, Ronnie and Annie, Roisin and Joe, and Danielle and Daniella.

Gogglebox season 22 will debut on Friday, 8 September at 9pm.