And siblings Sophie and Pete Sandiford, who made their debut last year, still can’t believe their luck to have joined the Gogglebox family. “It’s been one big pinch-me moment,” says Sophie, 22, a shop-window dresser when she’s not filming. “We can still pop out for milk, but I can always tell when we’re on telly because my phone buzzes with new Twitter followers.”“We’re still gobsmacked that we’re on the show,” adds Pete, 24, who works in insurance.
I recently had my phone stolen by a moped gang. I wasn’t hurt, but I don’t recommend it. I gave it to them on a plate, pretty much. I was texting with a wide berth, so they grabbed it. Lesson learnt. It had been a long day and I didn’t have my wits about me. We have a car seat for our baby, but we need a car to put it in. We’ve never needed one before, but now [Portia gave birth to their first child, Roman, on 9 January] we’re on the search for a safe, functional, boring family car.
1 It’s written by a two-time Oscar nominee. Although Collateral is his first original series for BBC2, David Hare has been writing one-off dramas for the channel since 1973. But perhaps his career highlight is being nominated for Academy Awards for two of his big-screen projects – The Hours, starring Nicole Kidman, and The Reader, with Kate Winslet. The guy’s got form! 2 The cast reads like a who’s who of British acting talent.
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Selecting a term
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