Who are Jenny and Lee from Gogglebox, what are their ages and how do they know each other?
17 September 2021, 18:21
Who are Jenny and Lee from Gogglebox? How do they know each other? And do they live together? Find out everything...
Gogglebox is back on our screens, which means so are caravan besties Jenny Newby and Lee Riley.
We’ve seen they love taking the mickey out of each other and munching on some sweet treats while they watch the telly. But how much do we really know about the pals?
- Who is Gogglebox star Lee Riley's partner Steve?
- Do Gogglebox friends Jenny and Lee live together?
- How much do the Gogglebox families get paid and how can you apply to be on the show?
Where are Gogglebox’s Jenny Newby and Lee Riley from?
Jenny and Lee are from Hull. They film from Lee’s caravan in Patrington Haven caravan park.
How old are Lee Riley and Jenny Newby from Gogglebox?
Jenny is 65-years-old and her birthday is on June 2, while Lee is 52-years-old.
What is Jenny and Lee from Gogglebox’s relationship and how do they know each other?
Jenny and Lee have been best friends for more than two decades - while they don't usually live together, they isolated in Lee's caravan during the first national lockdown so they could continue filming.
They became friends when Jenny was the landlady of a pub called The Crown Inn in Paull, and Lee was a regular.
The pair have been inseparable ever since and often go on holiday together, with Lee previously describing Jenny as his family rather than just a friend.
Who is Jenny Newby from Gogglebox’s husband?
Jenny's husband, Ray, has never appeared on the show and prefers to stay out of the limelight.
Gogglebox’s Lee Riley has been with his partner Steve Mail for 26 years.
He wrote on Instagram: "A very happy 53rd birthday to my better half and my best friend in the world love you to the moon and back thank you for yet another amazing summer here in beautiful Cyprus.
"I will miss you so much as you prepare to head back to Blighty for the next instalment of Gogglebox when you will finally reunite with your sidekick the adorable Jenny Newby."
When did Jenny and Lee join Gogglebox?
Jenny and Lee joined the fourth series of the show back in 2014.
Jenny was first approached by two Gogglebox researchers at Beverley Races Ladies’ Day. But Lee wasn’t sold on the idea at first, as he told The Hull Daily Mail: “To be honest and I didn’t want to do it. I’d say it took her about an hour and a half to talk me into it – about as long as it took me to get me out of bed.”
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.