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Gogglebox: 5 things you need to know about Tim and Leanne

Gogglebox Australia welcomes Tim and Leanne as the newest family to join our favourite TV watchers. Here are the top five things you should know about the brother and sister duo.

From knitting to already being comfortable in front of the camera, here are the things you need to know about the new Goggleboxers. 

Tim's no stranger to being on-screen

Tim was a keen photographer of food years before it became a trend on Instagram, then his hobby of capturing his foodie adventures grew into making videos. 

"In my mind, it always justified the opportunity cost of travelling long distances (sometimes overseas) merely for a single dish," he explains. 

He's even started a list of foodie challenges. "One idea is to fly to each Australian city in the morning, spend the day eating brekkie, lunch, dinner and then jump back on the plane and head to the next city," he says. Tim even considered turning this into one epic road trip. 

Leanne was a 'child music prodigy'

Leanne started playing piano when she was just five years old.

"I was kinda one of those ‘child music prodigies’ and used to perform everywhere from TV to internationally... now I just dabble on the guitar to chill out." she reveals. "I think I actually burned myself out on music in my late teens/early twenties!"

Tim loves the good, bad and ugly of travel

Tim has travelled to countless destinations, but don't think he's a solely luxe traveller. 

"Travel is such a privilege and I am never indifferent to any destination," he says. "Every country and city has its unique charm, ugliness and beauty."

He does admit to having a particular soft spot for Penang Island, Malaysia (where he was born).

"I continually return for its heady mix of culture, art, history, architecture, but most importantly, food," he exclaims.

And whenever he embarks on a new adventure he fully immerses himself in the local culture. "Whatever they eat, I eat!"

Leanne is knitting for love

Leanne's new-found passion for knitting has a very sweet back-story.

"I'm knitting matching pride scarves for the boys and River (Tim's dog)... but at the rate I’m going (and judging how terrible I am at it) they’ll be married before they get them," she laughs. 

Guilty TV pleasures

Apart from loving their cooking shows, Leanne admits that she's a secret fan of reality dating shows. Tim goes crazy for commercial aviation, so he loves any show featuring air travel or general travel.

Stream new episodes of Gogglebox weekly or watch 7.30pm Wednesdays, first on Foxtel.

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