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Gogglebox Australia: Sarah Marie and Matty reveal how baby Malik is helping viewers find joy in tough times

The Goggleboxers said they get "beautiful messages like this every day."

There's no doubt about it, baby Malik well and truly became a star on Gogglebox in season 11. 

The little tot has an infectious smile and is currently the youngest Goggleboxer with the remote in hand at the moment.

And it appears he's so popular, Gogglebox viewers have been messaging Matty Fahd and Sarah Marie - his parents - in a bid to thank them for his sweet energy. 

Taking to his Instagram, Matty often shares videos and images of his little boy.


Truly grateful ???? My jumper by our beautiful friends @balyckjewellery ??@warramba

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As a result, he shared screenshots which displayed messaged from fans, including Melbourne-based residents who have said the family's presence on the show has given them some joy during a stage 4 lockdown.

"I know i've said it before, but from a Melburnia to you, your Malik's little face truly does get me through so [many] bad days!" one wrote.

"Here in Melbourne is tough, your lil man just makes us smile... [He's] just perfection, thank you for sharing and making us smile," another added.

Although the family reside in Sydney, where coronavirus lockdowns laws are a bit more loose, Matty recently spoke about the impact the situation has had on his friends.

"All my mates down in Melbourne are really struggling actually. And there's a whole different sort of vibe there," he said.

"I think when you're in Melbourne after the first round of lockdowns, it was improving and we were just going from strength to strength. Some of the States were becoming COVID free, but then the guys in Melbroune feel like they're kind of taking a massive step backwards. I think it's harder than the first time around."

As previously reported on LifeStyle, because of the Coronavirus pandemic, Matty has been working from home - which means he's had more time to bond with his son.

RELATED: Gogglebox Australia's Matty Fahd shares video of Malik's first crawl

"He's my desk buddy, I'll have a coffee with him when I take a break," Matty adds.



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And the bond between the family has been so special - it has given Matty the opportunity to witness his sons big milestones, including hearing Malik's first words.

RELATED: Gogglebox Australia's baby Malik says his first words

"It was mum... it was mama for a while, and then he started saying papa," Sarah told LifeStyle.

"Then he said papa-mama, and Matt just keeps saying it's papa because he's his dad!"

Meanwhile, Matty refuses to believe that.

"I think it's papa, I asked him to say papa and I swear that's what he keeps saying," he joked.

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