What are Gogglebox’s Brighton families doing now? (TV show celebrates 10th birthday)
What are Gogglebox’s Brighton families doing now? (Image: Gogglebox)
Gogglebox turns ten years old this year and to celebrate a decade of ordinary people entertaining us on our screens, we take a look at what the Brighton original cast are up to now.
Perhaps the most famous stars of the show from Brighton are Stephen and Chris. They appeared in the pilot episode of the show a decade ago.
Stephen Webb (53) is one of the oldest members of the Gogglebox cast.
In the first few series, he appeared on the show with his then-boyfriend Chris Steed, but as the show went on, the pair broke up.
They remained friends and continued to do the show together until Chris left in 2018.
For a while, Stephen was on the show with his mother Pat, who was very popular with fans.
The Argus: Daniel Lustig, left, and Stephen Webb, in their home in Brighton
Daniel Lustig, left, and Stephen Webb, in their home in Brighton
Now Stephen does the show with his husband Daniel Lustig. They have been married since 2018 and together run a salon in Hurstpierpoint called Lustig and Webb Hairdressing.
They have put the £1,500-a-month pay from Channel 4 to good use and live in a Brighton seafront house said to have cost £575,000.
The Michael family also appeared in the first ever episode in 2013.
Husband and wife Andy and Carolyne were joined by two of their children named Louis and Alex.
Their other children Katy and Pascal did not initially appear on the show but made the odd appearance.
There was controversy when the family left the show in 2015 when Andy ran to become an MP for UKIP.
When he failed to get a seat for Hastings and Rye constituency, Andy and his family rejoined the show.
Now in his mid-twenties, Louis Michael has over 60,000 followers on Twitter and went to university in Chichester.
Alex, who is now 32, has a Master’s degree in Computer Science.
After Andy’s death in 2021, the family decided not to return to the show.
The Argus: The Michaels left the show in 2021
The Michaels left the show in 2021
A statement released at the time said: “We are deeply saddened to share the passing of Gogglebox star Andy Michael aged 61 after a short illness.
“Andy passed away last weekend with his family by his side.
“Retired hotelier Andy, who brought a lot of wit and insight to Gogglebox, was one of the show’s original cast, appearing in the very first episode in 2013.
“Beloved father of Katy, Alex, Pascal and Louis, and beloved husband of Carolyne, Andy was a much loved and respected member of the Gogglebox family, and he will be very sadly missed.
“Our love and thoughts are with Carolyne and the entire family. The family has asked for privacy at this very sad time.”