Pete Sandiford can't give up roofer job even though he’s on 'Gogglebox'

Pete Sandiford on <em>Gogglebox</em>. (Channel 4)
Pete Sandiford on Gogglebox. (Channel 4)

Pete Sandiford has said he can't quit his job as a roofer even though he's on Gogglebox.

The TV star has been serving up his critiques of what's on the box for five years and is a big favourite with fans of the Channel 4 show.

But he said he still needs his day job to make enough money.

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Speaking at the TRIC Awards - where Gogglebox won the Entertainment gong - he told The Sun: "I am just a builder from Blackpool, so it is a bit strange when celebrities know us.

"I was on a roof yesterday."

Tremaine, Twaine and Tristan with Pete and Sophie Sandiford from Gogglebox after they won best entertainment show at the TRIC Awards 2022 at Grosvenor House, London. Picture date: Wednesday July 6, 2022.
Pete Sandiford at the TRIC Awards. (PA) (PA)

Sandiford, who appears on the programme with his sister Sophie, was asked if he would consider quitting his job, but replied: "I have got to pay my mortgage somehow."

The TV personality joined Gogglebox in 2017.

When he’s not on the sofa or working, he is a busy married dad of one.

The star joined the show in 2017. (Channel 4)
The star joined the show in 2017. (Channel 4)

The star tied the knot with his partner Paige Yeomans in May 2021 and the same year they welcomed their baby boy, Jimmy.

Sandiford keeps his private life to himself and hasn’t shared Jimmy’s birth date.

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However, he did previously reveal that Jimmy is a “cool little lad” and that he takes after his mum rather than his dad.

“It's a bit overwhelming, got it all going on at the moment!" he told The Mirror in September.

It is not known how much Gogglebox cast members are paid, although in 2016 The Sun reported that families get around £1,500 a month.

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