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Why do Giles and Mary from Gogglebox call each other nutty? And what did they do for jobs? Find out everything...
Gogglebox’s eccentric couple Giles Wood and Mary Killen are back on our TV screens for the latest series of the Channel 4 show.
The pair have become firm favourites with viewers of the show thanks to their bickering and hilarious one liners, not to mention their matching sofa and wallpaper.
But who are Giles and Mary, how many children do they have and why do they call each other 'nutty'?
When Giles and Mary met at the age of 21, Mary was a model and Giles was studying at Wimbledon Art School.
Now Giles spends his time creating art and contributing to online magazine The Oldie.
Mary an agony aunt for online magazine The Spectator and wrote an etiquette book called How the Queen Can Make You Happy which was published in 2012.
Their age has not been revealed on the show, but they met when they were 21 and have been married for more than 30 years.
Gogglebox’s favourite couple Giles and Mary have two grown-up daughters together. They do not live with their parents.
One of their children was meant to appear on the show alongside Giles, but they decided to stay out of the limelight.
Giles and Mary have lived in their cottage in Wiltshire for 28 years. In an interview with the Telegraph, the couple revealed they call the bungalow ‘The Grottage’ as it has paint peeling from the ceilings, no central heating.
In an interview with the publication, Giles admitted to once using bubble wrap as makeshift double glazing, and the pair said their kitchen is ‘worse than Benefits Street’, with mould and damp growing.
Basically, it's exactly what it sounds like.
Speaking to The Daily Star, Mary explained: "We call each other 'nutty' because we both consider the other to be a bit mad.
"Giles has multiple personality disorder so he's all sorts of people and one of them is a bit of a genius. The truth is we're both neurotic."
The couple joined Gogglebox for the fifth series back in 2015 and have been show favourites ever since.
According to The Sun, Gogglebox stars get paid £1,500 a month per family, which they can share out between themselves however they see fit.
They are expected to film two six hour shifts a week.