Gogglebox reveals fresh cast members ahead of new series

When popular TV series Gogglebox returns to our TV screens this week there will be some big changes.

Long standing cast members Wayne and Tom and Angie and Evie, who have all been with the show since it’s debut five years ago, have moved on. Angie and Evie have since popped up on Channel Ten’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. 

In their place comes a new living room, where we’ll find on the couch in front of the TV Leanne and her older brother Tim.

They blog together, eat together and drink together. Of Malaysian heritage, Tim was born in Penang but moved to Melbourne with his family when he was nine years old, and two years later Leanne was born.

Family is incredibly important to both of them and since Tim came out, Leanne has been a huge support mechanism for him and a big advocate for LGBTQI rights.

Tim has said in media interviews that he and his sister are not ones to follow a ‘politically correct’ and LGBTI issues are where he is most likely to speak his mind.

Tim and Leanne say their 11 year age gap doesn’t stop the pair from being both equally loud and assertive in their individual opinions. However, when it comes to TV they’re both passionate about cooking shows – if people are cooking or eating it, chances are they are watching it.

Tim works as a retail technology consultant and lives in the suburbs with his fiancé and their new Boston Terrier, River. When he’s not daydreaming of traipsing across the globe, Tim’s days are busy eating food, photographing food, filming himself talking about food, or thinking about what to eat next.

Leanne lives with her partner in a compact apartment with two adorably neurotic Chihuahuas. Working as an operations manager in a factory environment with a lot of blokey blokes, Leanne is an avid gamer, occasional artist and musician, full-time dog lover, and wannabe knitter who is partial to a weekend-long book or TV show binge.

Season nine of Gogglebox begins Wednesday, February 6 at 4.30pm AWST on Lifestyle, it is replayed on Channel Ten on Thursday night.

OIP Staff