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Gogglebox’s real house prices: Giles and Mary, the Siddiquis and more

Gogglebox’s real house prices: Giles and Mary, the Siddiquis and more

[ad_1] Channel 4’s long-running show Gogglebox has a cast of characters who viewers have come to know and love over the years. Each week we love nothing more than tuning in to see what our favourite critics have to say about the week’s TV. We also love getting a glimpse inside their homes, but if you’ve ever found yourself wondering how much their properties are worth, you’re not alone. Keep reading to get an idea of how much the homes of these Gogglebox stars could cost… You may also likeWATCH: Gogglebox’s Jenny and Lee leave viewers in hysterics with hilarious story © Channel 4 Pete and Sophie Sandiford Brother and sister duo Pete and Sophie Sandiford never fail to make us laugh.  The pair film scenes for the show the home where Pete and Sophie used to live together before he moved out to live with his wife Paige and their adorable little boy, Jimmy. The home is in Blackpool where the family are from and is estimated to be worth around £190k, judging by …

Gogglebox’s Giles and Mary reveal ‘friction’ and ‘drinking’ in 30-year marriage

Gogglebox’s Giles and Mary reveal ‘friction’ and ‘drinking’ in 30-year marriage

[ad_1] Eccentric Gogglebox duo Giles Wood and Mary Killen have long been lauded for their playful relationship on camera, but they have invited fans behind the scenes of their three-decade-long marriage in a candid interview. The TV stars, who live in a home nicknamed ‘The Grottage’ in Wiltshire, discussed dealing with “friction” and “passive-aggressive” behaviour. © GettyGiles and Mary have been married for over 30 years When Idler asked about their relatable relationship, which is a big hit among Gogglebox viewers, Giles replied: “There’s a friction there,” and his wife added: “I think they like us for disagreeing agreeably. They like us fighting but not splitting up.” Giles went on to explain that their disagreements are often in jest, even going so far as to joke that their communication is kept to a minimum! “Mary hardly talks to me at all because we’re incompatible,” he quipped. © Channel 4The Gogglebox stars live in Wiltshire in a home nicknamed ‘The Grottage’ When they do argue, it is always short-lived. “Some families have three-day sulks when they fall out …

Gogglebox stars Giles and Mary’s mouldy ‘Grottage’ home – rare inside photos

Gogglebox stars Giles and Mary’s mouldy ‘Grottage’ home – rare inside photos

[ad_1] Gogglebox favourites Mary Killen and Giles Wood have captured the attention of the nation for their deadpan one-liners and their eccentric chocolate box cottage, affectionately nicknamed ‘The Grottage’.  It may have been their home for the past 30 years, but the couple have admitted that it is not without its problems. In an interview with The Telegraph, Giles and Mary confessed that they have no central heating and rely on stained gas heaters, while they even resorted to creating their own double glazing using bubble wrap! In terms of the interiors, there is reportedly paint peeling from the ceilings and an abundance of mould, with the kitchen being described as “worse than Benefits Street.” You may also likeWATCH: Gogglebox star Giles’ scathing comments on The Masked Dancer go viral While fans have been given an unprecedented look inside their zany living room, awash with busy patterns, they have rarely shared peeks inside the rest of their Wiltshire property away from the cameras. Thanks to rare photos from fan accounts and the TV stars themselves, we …

Why the double standards on ultra-processed foods? Because some have better PR than others | Giles Yeo

Why the double standards on ultra-processed foods? Because some have better PR than others | Giles Yeo

[ad_1] In the fevered world of diet and nutrition, the past year has been dominated by heated arguments about the evils (or not) of ultra-processed foods. These have not just been confined to the media but have, unusually, engendered equally fractious debate in academic circles. So what is the “truth” about UPFs? Are they as bad for health as many claim? And how are consumers, armed with this information, meant to navigate the supermarket aisles? The processing of food, including cooking, fermentation, pickling, curing and smoking, is as ancient as humankind. These processes reduced the chances of food poisoning, increased nutritional availability and ensured that we had a predictable source of calories through seasonal changes in the availability of fresh food. They were critical to our ability as a species to survive and eventually thrive. But UPFs are a different beast – they are the products of industrial processing methods that we cannot replicate in a domestic situation. They include pretty much all carbonated drinks, ice-cream, biscuits, margarines, pastries, cakes, breakfast cereals, stock cubes, infant …

Sir Bobby Charlton remembered by Giles Duley | Bobby Charlton

[ad_1] Sir Bobby Charlton first got in touch with me not long after I came out of hospital in 2012. He had returned from a visit to Cambodia with a charity that campaigned on removing landmines and had been very moved by what he had seen. When he got back he set up a charity of his own, now called the Sir Bobby Charlton Foundation, focused on how to speed up the process of de-mining, technological advances and so on. The charity had heard my story [Duley stepped on a landmine while on a photographic assignment in Afghanistan, resulting in catastrophic injuries including triple amputation] and invited me to be an ambassador. I was back at home feeling completely lost and forgotten, so it was really fantastic to be included in all the decision making and policies for the charity. A funny thing happened quite early in our friendship, which is a great example of the kind of man Sir Bobby was. I’d been invited to a big lunch event at the ground at Old …

Prigozhin and Wagner cannot challenge Putin’s power directly, but they expose his weakening grip | Keir Giles

[ad_1] Once again Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine has taken a turn he never expected. The Russian leader’s brief speech denouncing the Wagner group’s Yevgeny Prigozhin, and what appears to be a significant mutiny, showed he knows just how dangerous the situation could be for him – but if he has a convincing plan for how to deal with it, he didn’t share it. Putin compared Prigozhin’s actions to the “intrigues” that he said brought down the Russian army, and then the state itself, in 1917. He’s not wrong – this is not unlike the way Russian army units left the front en masse during that military collapse. Putin’s defiant rhetoric promising to deal firmly with this treachery comes after weeks of silence over the growing confrontation between Prigozhin and Russia’s regular military. Invoking what happened in 1917 may mean that Putin realises he has left this too late, and allowed a real challenge to the stability of his power in Russia to develop. Prigozhin, and the forces with him, are in no position to …