We are now two episodes in to the brand new series of Gogglebox, but as fans will know, The Malone family have so far been absent from series 20.The Malone family, made up of dad Tom, mum Julie, son Shaun, and daughter Vanessa, haven’t appeared on the first two episodes, which have featured shows such as Married At First Sight UK, Frozen Planet II and the sad passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II.After fans expressed their worry for the Malones, the family took to Instagram to reveal they are currently on holiday.
Speaking to the camera, Tom said: “Right here we are, on holiday. It doesn’t feel like one with all this lot, I can tell you that.”We’re in Florida so we’re not there for the first couple of shows are we? Starting Friday (September 9). We’re here obviously – as you can tell behind us the Menai Bridge, we’re in Anglesey. You know… it’s a bit of a drive back but we’ll do our best.”When Julie joked: “I thought it was Blackpool Tower?” Tom added: “I stand corrected… Blackpool Tower. See you in a couple of weeks. Enjoy the show, it starts without us but we’ll be back soon.”The Malone family have become favourites with fans of the show since they joined the cast back in 2014.Although Tom and Julie’s other son Tom Malone Jr decided to quit the show in 2021, his sister Vanessa joined alongside Shaun.
Ellie and Izzi Warner
Sisters Ellie and Izzi Warner from Leeds have also become fan favourites after first joining the show in 2015. Izzi gave birth to a beautiful baby girl called Bessie Rose in early 2020, whilst Ellie recently unveiled a huge hair transformation. In early 2022, Izzi also introduced fans to her brand new puppy called Cookie. Ellie and Izzi took a break from Gogglebox during season 19, following Ellie’s boyfriend Nat being left ‘fighting for his life’ after he was hit by a car during a night out in Leeds in March. Ellie later revealed on 13th May that her and sister Izzi would be returning to our screens that night, thanking fans for their well wishes.Ellie and Izzi returned for series 20, with Izzi’s two children even making an appearance in the first episode!
Pete and Sophie
Brother and sister duo Pete and Sophie Sandiford have become one of the most popular castings in Gogglebox history! The funny siblings first joined the cast in 2017. It seems that comedy runs in the family for these two, with the recent revelation that the pair are related to none other than Paul Chuckle himself!After getting married to his girlfriend Paige Yeomans, the pair welcomed their first child into the world in 2021, with little Jimmy already making an appearance on Gogglebox.
Jenny and Lee
Best friends Jenny and Lee are also back, they first joined the show on series 4 back in 2014! The pair have us in fits of giggles with their banter both on and off the show.Jenny and Lee, who film the show from Lee’s caravan in Hull, have been best friends for over 20 years and often delight fans by sharing throwback photos of each other.In series 19, Jenny and Lee took a break from the show after Jenny underwent surgery for a minor illness. However, the pair are back for series 20.
The Malone family
The Malone family, made up of Tom, Julie, Tom Jnr and Shaun, are one of the most popular families with fans. They first joined the cast in 2014. In February 2021, just one day before series 17, Tom Jr announced he’d quit the show. Don’t worry though, his family will still feature!In March 2021, Tom and Julie’s daughter Vanessa joined the show!
Abbie and Georgia
Durham girls Abbie and Georgia first joined the show back in 2018. In 2022, just one month before series 19 hit our screens, Georgia announced she was expecting her first baby. After giving birth to a baby boy in July, baby Hugh James Newby appeared on episode one of series 20.
Stephen Webb and Daniel Lustig
Hairdresser Stephen Webb has appeared on every single series of Gogglebox, and in 2019 his husband Daniel Lustig joined him! For the first few series, Stephen appeared alongside his best friend and fellow hairdresser Chris Ashby-Steed. As well as Stephen’s mum also making an appearance, Daniel joined the show full time in 2019.
Dave and ShirleyWelsh couple Dave and Shirley, who have been married for over 40 years, first joined the show back in 2015.
The Siddiqui family
The Siddiqui family, made up of Umar, Baasit and their dad Sid, have become Gogglebox legends since joining the show back in series 1. Brother Raza also occasionally makes an appearance on the show, but due to working away, he can’t always commit to filming.
Giles and Mary
Gogglebox fans fell in love with Giles and his wife Mary when they joined the cast in 2015, mainly due to Giles’ hilarious stories… Much to Mary’s annoyance.
Mica Ven and Marcus Luther
Long-term couple Mica Ven and Marcus Luther from South London first joined the cast of Gogglebox for series 11 back in 2018. Mica’s two daughters Sachelle and Shuggy, from a previous relationship, also sometimes appear on the sofa.
The Worthingtons, made up of Alison, her husband George and her daughter Helena, joined the cast in series 10. In 2019, Helena welcomed a baby boy called Edwin, and he’s already made his debut.
Amira and Iqra
Amira and Iqra first joined the show back in 2017 with their other friend Amani, but now it’s just the two of them leaving viewers in stitches with their comments.
Tremaine, Twaine and Tristan
Tremaine, Twaine and Tristan, brothers from Bristol, joined back in 2016, quickly becoming a big hit with viewers.
Simon and Jane
Joining the cast for series 18, Simon and his sister Jane appeared on the box for the first time on 22nd October 2021!They are also back for series 20!
Ronnie and Annie
Roisin and Joe
Unveiled as brand new cast members on Friday 25th February 2022, young couple Roisin and Joe are the first Scottish people to appear on the show since 2016!As well as their own appearances on the show, the Malone family’s beloved dogs have also been a big part of their Gogglebox journey. Rottweilers Dave, Bob, Lucy, Izzie and Frank have all appeared over the years, but in March this year the family confirmed the devastating news that Lucy had sadly passed away.