June 2, 2023

Gogglebox duo Jenny Newby and Lee Riley might joke round like a married couple, however the loveable TV stars have been greatest mates for over 20 years.

Each are fortunately married off-screen and whereas Lee’s husband Steve has made the odd visitor look on the TV present or posed for a photograph with the pair, Jenny’s husband Ray is far more non-public.

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Jenny did have a uncommon change with him that was caught on digicam throughout one episode. She known as her husband and requested: “Ray, are you able to do me a favour and choose up my prescription tomorrow?” earlier than including: “Maintain on a minute!” It appears as if Ray might have been camera-shy as he swiftly ended their dialog. “Oh, it’s gone off!” she stated.

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Jenny and Lee met in a pub the place she was the landlady

Ray was supplied the chance to affix his spouse on Gogglebox when she was approached by a researcher at Beverley Races Girls’ Day in 2014 however he determined not to participate. As an alternative, she satisfied her long-term pal to develop into her on-screen associate.

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Lee beforehand informed Hull Every day Mail: “I wasn’t [at Beverley Races] however she requested me if I needed to sit down and do a check filming together with her. I’d by no means seen Gogglebox, it had solely simply began, so I walked into filming swearing my head off as a result of she’d bought me off the bed on my time off.”

Jenny admitted she was at all times a giant fan of Gogglebox and jumped on the alternative to affix the present again in 2014. “I used to be a giant fan of it proper from the start,” she stated. “If my mates had been going out, I’d say, ‘I can’t, I’ve bought to remain in and watch Gogglebox’. I cherished it. So to be on it’s superb. I’d by no means have thought it might occur in one million years.”

Jenny has additionally didn’t share any photos of her husband on her joint Instagram account with Lee, which tends to function throwback images of the pair or behind-the-scenes snaps inside Lee’s Hull caravan. In a single unearthed image of Jenny in a glamorous black gown holding flowers whereas Lee was in a go well with, he joked: “Previous picture 16years in the past of me and Jenny on a cruise taking the piss and no earlier than you ask we didn’t get married.”

When she’s not filming, Jenny resides in a house with Ray however she was pressured to spend three months other than him throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jenny’s husband refused to affix Gogglebox together with her in 2014

On the time, Lee tweeted: “Thanks for watching everybody time for Jenny to see her husband after 3 months with me. Actually going to overlook her tho have a fantastic summer time everybody. SEE YOU ALL IN SEPTEMBER xx.”

Lee added that their long-distance friendship does not change how shut they’re once they meet each other. “Despite the fact that we don’t see one another, which is basically bizarre, as a result of all of us reside up and down the nation … it’s nonetheless like a household,” he informed The Guardian.

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