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Gogglebox's Wayne and Tom Want Marriage Equality for Christmas

The Goggleboxers share their memories of the past year, as well as tell us what they want for Christmas.

Gogglebox couple, Wayne and Tom, have put to Santa what the Australian government is yet to deliver: marriage equality

When chatting to Foxtel Magazine, Tom said this was his "ultimate" Christmas wish.

"I want marriage equality. I want to be able to get married next year," he said.

This isn't the first time Wayne and Tom have shared their desire for gay marriage to be legal in Australia.

"It's not just the marriage, it's the civil rights that come with it. A lot of people don't know it's not just us being able to get married and live together - it's everything that goes with it," Wayne told Lifestyle.

"The stuff we've had to do for our wishes to be met as a gay couple have been phenomenal. Which is unfair because straight people don't have to go through the same hoops we do."

However, despite his passion for marriage equality, Wayne had a more simple wish for Christmas.

"It's a bit soppy, but just to have all the kids home this year," Wayne told Foxtel. "We haven't all been together for three or four years."

Wayne and Tom have been together for 15 years, and currently live in Melbourne with their dog, Trixie. However, if their Instagram is anything to go by, a new puppy might also be on the Christmas list in their household!



What do you mean I'm going to be a big sister?! New puppy coming soon. #watchthisspace #12gaysofchristmas

A photo posted by Wayne and Tom (@wayneandtom) on

This was a big year for Wayne and Tom, not only did Wayne suffer both whooping cough and a heart attack, he was also made redundant from his job. 

"Everything is fine now. I rebounded really well and my surgeoun said I must have been kissed on the arse by an angel!" he confessed.

Meanwhile, Tom knew his strong partner would pull through.

"Look, it was a shock, but I can't believe anything would have happened to him," he said. "I never panicked - I knew he was going to be alright."

Image: Foxtel Magazine

Foxtel Magazine also spoke to Goggleboxers Lee and Keith and Adam and Symon. 

Symon said his highlight of 2016 was when Adam got a girlfriend, which Adam admitted was "as shocking as Richie choosing Alex in The Bachelor finale". 

Oh, boys. 

Finally, Lee and Keith revealed that had it been up to Lee, they may never have been on Gogglebox to begin with!

"I said no to it when we were first approached, and Keith said, 'no, no no, listen to what she has to say'," Lee admitted.

"I thought she was a nutter! I thought, 'Oh well, it will last athree episodes and I won't have to worry about it after that.' I didn't realise it would take off," Keith responded.

Image: Foxtel Magazine

Yet, despite having a "hectic" year, Lee and Keith are excited to return for season five, returning to the Lifestyle Channel in 2017. 

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