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How many dogs do The Malones from Gogglebox have and is Tom Malone a professional dancer?
With Gogglebox keeping us laughing through these strange times, it's time to sit down on the sofa, grab a cup of tea and get stuck into the week's best TV shows.
And luckily for us, The Malones are back for their sixth year on the show to give us some hilarious one liners and adorable moments with their house full of rottweillers.
So, here's everything we know about The Malone family...
The Malone family is made up of mum Julie, dad Tom Senior, and son Shaun.
They joined Gogglebox for the fourth series back in 2014. They have been regulars ever since.
Hailing from Manchester, the Malones are known for always having a bowl full of snacks in front of them, but seemingly never eating them.
So excited for the #NTAs on Tuesday! Thank you for all your votes & If you haven't voted yet please show us some love and #VOTEGOGGLEBOX!— Gogglebox Malones (@TheMalonesGB) January 26, 2020
📺👀🏆https://t.co/VQkGvIDUGw #ThankYou #onlytakesaminute #Gogglebox #SundayMotivation pic.twitter.com/PqqxY4cyjz
If you’re a fan of Gogglebox, you’ve probably noticed The Malone family is also made up of some adorable rottweillers.
They actually have three dogs - Dave, Lucy and Joe.
Sadly, their dog Izzey died earlier this year.
Alongside a photo of dad Tom with their pooch, they wrote: "Our beautiful girl Izzey ,RIP xx."We are going to miss you and your gentle ways so very much.”
They added: "Thank you for looking after the Grandkids x"
Dave, Izzy, Lucy and Bob say hi x pic.twitter.com/zAg9pwarDW— Gogglebox Malones (@TheMalonesGB) May 30, 2019
Alongside a photo of dad Tom with their pooch, they wrote: "Our beautiful girl Izzey ,RIP xx."We are going to miss you and your gentle ways so very much.”They added: "Thank you for looking after the Grandkids x"
Tom senior is a lorry driver, while his wife Julie is a former receptionist.
But fans of the show were recently shocked to find out Tom Jr is actually a dance choreographer for Studio 5 and has previously performed with big names such as Rita Ora, Fergie and Wiley.
His dance crew Ruff Diamond were runners-up on Sky One's Got to Dance in 2013.
Creativity is clearly in the family, as youngest son Shaun was also once a stage actor, appearing in Billy Elliot in the West End.
He now seemingly coaches Man United’s under-16s Ability Counts football team.
Back in 2010, Shaun, 24, was diagnosed with a brain disease and aged just 15 he had to have brain surgery and spent six months in hospital.
This was filmed for ITV’s Children’s Hospital, with mum Julie previously telling the Mirror: “We were absolutely frantic. The doctor said Shaun only had a slim chance of surviving surgery.”
Tom and Julie have two other children. Daughter Vanessa has been on the show before, while son Lee has never made an appearance.
Their kids Brogan and Ayden have both made an appearance. Brogan made his Gogglebox debut when he was just three days old.
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.