Gogglebox couple stun fans with throwback photo of when Giles left Stoke-on-Trent

Gogglebox couple Giles Wood and Mary Killen have made a name for themselves on the hit TV show with their quirky personalities that have proven themselves to viewers.

The pair are usually shown with their adorable exchanges, calling themselves “crazy”, as well as Mary’s extensive wardrobe of dresses camouflaged in her patterned armchair.

Now a throwback photo of when Giles left his native North Staffordshire and first met Mary has left fans of the show stunned, MyLondon reports.

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Fans have even compared the duo to A-list celebrities, saying they look like Hugh Grant and Kate Bush.

One tweeted: “Awww I love Giles and Mary but don’t they look like young Hugh Grant and Kate Bush.” While another shared the same thought, saying, “Hugh Grant and Kate Bush!!! You are so gorgeous!”

The almost unrecognizable image of the Gogglebox stars has amassed over 2,000 likes and fans are in shock at how different the couple are. One commented: “Oh my God, Giles was a very handsome young man, Mary a beauty.”

It’s no surprise that Mary has been a model as fans gushed in the comments how gorgeous she looked in her youth.

“Ohh wow how beautiful Mary is,” one fan commented, while another added, “Mary is absolutely stunning.”

Giles’ family is related to Burslem master potter Samuel Wood, and his father ran SA Wood & Sons, making fireplaces in Hanley, and according to Giles, “we have pottery in our genes”.

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Giles’ family moved to Keele when he was young. But he often visited his father’s factory in Hanley.

After leaving North Staffordshire to study at Wimbledon Art School, Giles met model Mary when she was 21.

As a young couple, they were certainly dapper and the throwback photo really shows how long the couple have been together and they shared a 30-year marriage together.

The adorable couple live together in Wiltshire in a pretty thatched house where they spend much of their time, and they have two daughters.

Giles was originally supposed to appear on the show alongside his youngest daughter, but when she turned down the offer to appear as a regular on the show, Mary was persuaded by the show’s producers to join her husband.



Giles and Mary would be among the “chicest” cast of Gogglebox

The creative couple are now best known for their quirky humor and country lifestyle which often sees the pair capturing bugs in their living room while the Channel 4 show’s camera rolls.

The armchair stars joined Gogglebox in 2015 when the show was in its fifth series after being approached by a friend who worked on the show’s production team, but Mary wasn’t supposed to be there. originally joining her husband on the show – we would have missed a lot of tears if that was the case.

Fans of the show have fallen in love with the couple, who often crack viewers with their candid relationship and Mary’s ban on swearing in the house that Giles often pushes the boundaries of.

While the couple may not quite look like their young movie star personas, their time on our screens seems far from over as Gogglebox’s new series gets underway.

Jack C. Nugent