With Season 6 just around the corner, we check in with our beloved Goggleboxers to see what they’ve been up to beyond the lounge room and away from the silver screen.
From overseas sojourns, to new family members – here’s proof a lot can happen in just a few months!
Adam and Symon
Since season 5, Adam has become uncle to Freddie. He describes his tiny new niece as “delightful little blob of a human.”
While she’s spewed on Adam twice to date, he says “uncle and niece are getting on swimmingly and I’m completely smitten with her."
Meanwhile, Symon has been “stuck in the hamster wheel of winter”. It’s been a season he’s ceremoniously described as a “monotonous cyclic sewage of cold weather, rain, and overpriced electricity bills.” We hear you Symon! Thankfully though, as spring arrives, Symon is off to a wedding and holiday in Greece, finishing up in Germany for Oktoberfest.
The Silbery Family
Isabelle and mum Kerry went on a last minute girl’s trip to Cuba – think tours in vintage 50s era cars, swimming in the Caribbean, and salsa dancing to the sounds of the Buena Vista Social Club. “Mum and I had the best time!” says Isabelle.
As for Emmie, she tried out a pedicure spa for the very first time. “Emmie didn't even know what a pedicure was! She was hilarious and loved the massage chair and the foot bath so much so she fell asleep!”
Lee and Keith
Lee and Keith recreated their honeymoon in Surfer’s Paradise. “We hadn’t been there since 1985,” says Lee. “We were like little kids going on all the rides at the themes parks.”
They’ve also made the plunge to Instagram, and have ordered a brand new lounge suite for family TV evenings ahead.
The Dalton Family
“Recently we embarked on a two week Mediterranean vacation,” says Matt. “We spent one week in Spain, visited amazing Girona where Game of Thrones is filmed, and walked the streets of London, Barcelona, and Rome.”
Anastasia and Faye
Anastasia took a trip to Hawaii with her cousin and two friends. The best part? Having access to the Club Lounge. “It was the best,” she says. “We drank so many espresso martinis that we crawled into the plane.”
Faye has been busy renovating not one but two apartments. “Thankfully now it's all over and I have a happy home!”
The Jackson Family
As for The Jacksons, there’s been a few key life milestones! Britney has been learning to drive and is on the hunt for her very first car, and Nate’s kindergarten enrolment forms have been sent. “Next year will be the first time in 20 years we will not have a baby at home!” says Stacey.
Angie and Yvie
Angie moved to London and got a job as an au pair for 3 months. “I also nannied in Spain and Greece, which was a hoot and a half!” she says. She even ran into her self-described “sister from another mister” and fellow Goggleboxer Viv in Soho in London. “We've had many a good times in London since the universe set us up!” she laughs.
Meanwhile, at home – Yvie has been managing as many as eight pups at a time!
Wayne and Tom
And on the topic of dogs, Wayne and Tom have welcomed a new family member – a rescue dog named Millie. “We continue to campaign for marriage equality and our dream to own a farm is getting closer,” adds Wayne.
The Delpechitra Family
“We had a couple of milestone birthdays with Tracey’s 50th and my 30th,” says Wendel. “Vestal started a new university course and we had an awesome family trip to Bathurst.”
Zina and Vivian
Both Viv and Zina have had the travel bug too - Zina travelled to the UK at the end of Season 5, and Viv is currently overseas.
Mick and Di
Last but certainly not least, Mick & Di have just got back from travelling Mexico City and to the States to visit their son.
Gogglebox Season 6 premieres on Lifestyle on Wednesday 4 October at 7.30pm.