Inside Gogglebox stars Giles and Mary's 30-year marriage and the secret behind their sweet nickname for eachother

MARY Killen and Giles Wood have won the hearts of the nation thanks to their appearance on Gogglebox.

Here's the lowdown on the quirky couple and their life as professional telly watchers.

Mary and Giles are a married couple living in Wiltshire, in a home they had dubbed ‘The Grottage.’

For a long time the home had no central heating and used bubble wrap as DIY insulation.

They met when they were just 21, when Giles was studying at Wimbledon Art School and Mary was working as a model.

Before their Gogglebox debut, Giles dedicated his life to art and is an acclaimed artist, while Mary is a journalist whose columns feature in a number of different publications, including The Spectator.

Mary is credited as being an etiquette expert and in 2012 she published a book called How The Queen Can Make You Happy.

They are parents two adult daughters who prefer to stay out of the limelight.

They can regularly be heard on-screen referring to each other as 'Nutty' during Gogglebox episodes.

"We call each other 'nutty', because we both consider the other to be a bit mad," Mary told Daily Star.

"Certainly Giles has multiple personality disorder so he's all sorts of people and one of them is a bit of a genius. The truth is we're a bit neurotic."

The couple joined Gogglebox in 2015 for the fifth series and have been an integral part of the much-loved Channel 4 show ever since.

Fans have fallen in love with their quirky views, eccentric style choices and their adorable nicknames for each other.

Mary has spoken out about finding fame on Gogglebox; in a column for The Spectator she explained: "The public's reaction is entirely benign. People approach me, their faces wreathed in smiles. 'You're Mary from Gogglebox, aren't you? I just want to say – your husband makes us laugh."

She also revealed the show saved the couple's marriage.

They were like "were like ships that pass in the night" as the marriage teetering on collapse before appearing on Gogglebox.

"Giles and I were like ships that pass in the night. I got up early, he went to bed late and we rarely even ate together," Mary told The Daily Star.

"Sitting down and watching television reminded us how much we enjoyed the same jokes."

Mary also revealed that lockdown was a breeze for them, even though many couples suffered during the difficult time.

She said:  “Lockdown wasn’t a great hardship for us; more like an open prison with comfortable beds, but I know a few couples who have split up because they have decided they can’t stand one another."

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