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Gogglebox: 'It was the final straw' The Delpichitra family's confession

Parents are embarrassing at the best of times, but Wendel, Vestal and Ethan Delpechitra say their singing dad is on another level.

"I've just stopped bringing friends home," Wendel says. "I've realised what dad will do, so I don't bring anyone inside anymore."

Wendel, the oldest of the Del children reveals that while his dad is loved for his singing and dancing performances on Gogglebox, there's a different audience at home. 

"I once had an old friend over and we were just watching TV. Dad was getting ready for work and he walks out in just a towel and goes, "Ah G'day, how are you mate? Just watching TV are you?" And that was the final straw for me."

"He always sings and dances in front of my friends," the youngest, Ethan says. "It's the worst."



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However, Papa Del is unperturbed by his children's feedback and highlights, something that will surely make his children roll their eyes even more:

"We do have a karaoke machine at home, and just to bring some news, I've purchased a guitar. I'm trying to learn some songs on it so hopefully 2020 is going to be my year," he says in delight. 

But while Papa Del's renditions of Tom Jones' Green Green Grass of Home or Blue Spanish Eyes aren't getting the rave reviews from his sons, Vestal explains that she and even her friends are used to it. After all, he's always been that way!

"When we were younger, mum had to take Vestal and Ethan to school but she forgot her handbag," Wendel re-tells. "So she asked dad to bring it over, and dad being dad, he brought it in his unique 'dad-style' and walked in with the handbag over his shoulder and did a little prancing walk infront of the whole school assembly."

But if you ask Papa Del if he's a cool parent, he has a very confident view: "Yeah, always! Cool parent of the year, I'm a super-cool dad."

While Tracey is dubbed as the 'strict parent', she explains her view: "I always tell them no sleepovers at people's houses and they have to be home by a certain time when they go out."

But when it comes to their love lives, she is much more lenient: "I don't mind if someone sleeps over, no problem. I rather they do that at home than anywhere else," she says. 

However, none of the children have had to face that hurdle just yet "No, not yet for me," Wendel says. 

"That's because Wendel's still single," Ethan dryly jabs as only a sibling would. 

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