Who are The Michael family from Gogglebox and what are their jobs? Get to know Carolyne, Andrew and Louis

15 May 2020, 15:58 | Updated: 15 May 2020, 16:01

Gogglebox stars The Michaels
Gogglebox stars The Michaels. Picture: Channel 4/Instagram

Who are the members of The Michael family on Gogglebox and how many kids do they have?

The Gogglebox cast has some new editions this series. But season 15 has also welcomed back some old favourites - including The Michael family. 

But who are The Michaels, how many children do they have and what do they do for a living? Find out everything… 

Who are the members of The Michael family from Gogglebox? 

The Michael family are from Brighton and are usually made up of parents Andrew, Carolyne and their son Louis. 

How many sisters are there in Gogglebox’s Michael family? 

Louis has two sisters who have appeared on Gogglebox before - Alex and Katie.

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Katie was travelling in Australia when the family first signed up for the show, but since returning to the UK, she occasionally makes an appearance.

The Michaels also have another son called Pascal who has only ever briefly appeared on the show. 

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What do the Michael family do for a living?

Dad Andy is a retired hotelier. However, he is most well known for running as a candidate for UKIP in the 2015 election. This means the family were forced to drop out of the show. 

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A spokeswoman for Channel 4 said ay the time: “It’s with great regret that the Michaels are no longer in the show.

“Sadly any Gogglebox cast member who becomes a candidate for a political party will have to step down from their involvement in Gogglebox.”

She added: “They have been excellent contributors to Gogglebox, and we are very grateful for all they have given to the show.”

Andy later failed to win a seat so they were back on the show the following year.

Meanwhile, Louis is studying at the University of Chichester, while sister Alex has a Masters in Computer Science. 

According to The Sun, Pascal is currently studying neuroscience in Aberdeen.

How much do the Gogglebox families get paid?

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.

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