Gogglebox has produced some major stars over the years, lifting a number of sofa dwellers to stardom.

The concept for the show seemed strange at first, just watching a bunch of normal families discussing what's on the telly, but it's become unmissable television.

Many Gogglebox stars have proven that you can become a hit with viewers with using witty one liners and by having an infectious personality.

Viewers have laughed, cried and had their hearts melted over the years when watching the BAFTA and National Television Award-winning show.

There have been a staggering number of families over the years, so it might be hard to think all the way back to when it all started in 2013.

Some of the original families are still on the show, others have gone on to become famous in their own right, while others have faded into obscurity.

Here is a look at what happened to the cast of series one.

The Tappers

The Tapper family had us all giggling every week

The Tapper family, which consists of mum Nikki, dad Jonathan and siblings Josh and Amy, were firm favourites when they burst onto screens in 2013.

But the lovable North Londoners began to be whittled down when Josh moved into politics and got a place on the Government Communications Apprenticeship scheme.

TV bosses said at the time the star was on a ”break” from the show and left the door open for him to return, while keeping parents Nikki and Jonathan and sister Amy on screen.

But Josh admitted that he had firmly slammed that door shut while entering Downing Street.

“The option to go back is always there but I want to move away from that and the focus is now very much on my job,” he said

“Of course, I miss it and the sitting on the couch watching TV. But I am more focused on my future....it’s a more a secure path.”

Josh headed to Downing Street

During his time in Number 10, Josh was a campaign assistant for the Prime Minister's Office and Cabinet Office before working as assistant campaign manager.

However, last year a Downing Street source revealed that now Josh had left for new pastures, having bagged a job at Demos – a leading British think tank and charity.

Then in October 2018, younger sister Amy also quit the show to take part in Celebs Go Dating.

Amy glammed up for her first ever date - and while she ultimately did not find the love of her life she did gain a lot of confidence and made some new celeb pals.

The coronavirus pandemic nearly had a devastating impact on the family as dad Jonathan was left fighting for his life.

Amy went on Celebs Go Dating

While his wife Nikki and children Amy and Josh also came down with COVID-19, Jonathan was left seriously ill and forced to self-isolate away from then.

This soon changed when the others in the household began experiencing symptoms, with the trio also having a hard time with the virus like him.

But their main concern was Jonathan, 52, who was struggling to breathe and could barely move, leading to his loved ones taking it in turns to care for him.

Amy admitted she was left distraught over his condition, fearing he would stop breathing.

Thankfully, Jonathan made a full recovery and the family credited his recent weight loss to helping him fight the virus, which he battled for weeks.

Steph and Dom

Steph and Dom had us in stitches every week

Gogglebox just really isn't the same without original stars Steph and Dom Parker.

The posh pair were best known on the show for their witty one-liners and not ever being without a glass of bubbles in their hand.

After four years on Gogglebox, the pair quit to go on to other projects and to continue running their bed and breakfast, The Salutation, in Kent.

They starred in reality TV shows such as Four In a Bed, Celebrity Masterchef and The Jump, which left Dom with suspected concussion after a nasty fall.

They even took to the stage for 2017's Let's Sing and Dance For Comic Relief to perform Dead Ringer For Love by Meatloaf and Cher.

They recently hosted their very last talkRADIO show after a 20-month stint on the airwaves.

In March this year, the husband and wife duo revealed the sad news that they were shutting the doors to their £5million hotel after it went bust.

Steph and Dom Parker from Gogglebox perform Dead Ringer For Love by Meatloaf and Cher
Steph and Dom Parker from Gogglebox perform Dead Ringer For Love by Meatloaf and Cher

Dom said: "We are sorry to confirm that The Salutation Hotel Ltd, which has been managing The Salutation, has indeed become insolvent."

"We are in discussions with other interested parties and we aim to have the hotel back up and running very soon, under new management."

The pair bought the Grade I-listed manor house in 2004 for £2.6 million, but after shooting to fame in 2017 they turned it into a hotel.

It is understood that 33 people lost their jobs, and many guests who had hoped to stay there are searching for new accommodation and have lost their deposits.

They are moving out of The Salutation, with its 17 bedrooms, 3.7 acre land and 60-cover restaurant, and moving into a new family home in Kingston.

But it turns out they're selling it for the most heartbreaking reason.

Dom had previously explain that they wanted to sell up, admitting: "We are just too old and exhausted and don’t have the energy to run it any more".

The Allens

The Allen sisters only stayed for two series

Gogglebox fans used to tune in to watching the antics of the Allen clan.

They were made up of three sisters, Charlotte, Gemma and Louise, who all looked strikingly similar to each other.

The siblings, who lived in Essex, were all living at home with their parents when they starred on the show during series one and two.

Charlotte reportedly had a job in fashion when she started on the show, but they have all disappeared from the public eye since they left.

Stephen and Chris

Stephen and Chris were the standout original stars

The hairdressing duo had viewers in stitches every week with their sarcastic one-liners and hilarious gags, with Chris responsible for one of the most hysterical moments in Gogglebox history.

"We all like a bad boy though, don't we," admitted Chris as he sat watching the TV.

As they were watching a hard-hitting programme, baffled Stephen replied: "Yeah, not a f***ing terrorist though Chris. There's a bad boy and then there's evil."

Chris and Stephen, who previously dated before the show but remained close friends, seemed as close as ever on air during 10 series together.

However, behind-the-scenes the pair were secretly locked in a bitter feud that destroyed their friendship forever.

Their relationship was soon in tatters after a series of off-screen rows that viewers had no idea about.

The pair are no longer on speaking terms

"There have been times where I’ve felt so low that I think, ‘How can I kill myself?’," he told the Sunday Mirror in March 2019.

Chris vanished from screens after a planned TV project involving the pair fell through - and has since suffered from depression.

He claimed the duo had planned to take some time away from Gogglebox to take part in a new venture and blamed Stephen for it never getting off the ground.

According to Chris, Gogglebox bosses then offered them their place on the show back - but Stephen did not want to work together again.

"Then the studio called and said they would like to offer us the position back on Gogglebox," claimed Chris.

"I spoke to Stephen and his attitude was ‘I’m not sure I can put up with you every other week filming’. Which was a bit of a blow.

"I turned around to him and said, ‘I get the impression that I think a lot more of you than you do of me’. His reply was, ‘Yeah, you’re probably right.’"

Chris Ashby-Steed spoke out about reality TV aftercare

Taking to social media after the interview was published, Chris stated that he'd finally had the courage to stand up and explain how he was "forced off" Gogglebox.

When Chris made the claims last year, a Gogglebox spokesperson told the Mirror: "Chris has not contacted us since he made the decision to leave the show.

"The duty of care of the Gogglebox contributors is of paramount importance."

Stephen initially brought in his hilarious mum Pat to join him on the sofa for two series before his husband, Daniel Lustig-Webb, took over in 2019 and became a regular fixture.

Sadly Chris has not returned to our screens, but lives happily with husband Tony, who he tied the knot with back in 2017.

Steven Dermott and Michael Wilcock

The two best friends, who came from Liverpool, only appeared in the first two series.

They failed to make that big of a mark on the show and left without much fanfare at the send of their second stint.

Not much is known about what happened to Michael afterwards.

But his close pal Steven has gone on to become a bit of a Tik Tok sensation - having racked up nearly 800,000 followers and a staggering 8.8m likes on the social media platform.

The Michaels

The Michaels
The Michaels were an original family, then got booted off, then came back

The Michaels were one of the original families on the show when it first aired in 2013 - but they were stripped of their status after four series.

Dad Andrew was always joined by wife Carolyne and two of their kids, daughter Alex and son Louis.

Other daughter Catheryne would later appear and confuse viewers with her similarity to Alex, while others son Pascal has not joined the family on the sofa yet.

They were a Gogglebox staple until Andrew revealed he was running as an MP for UKIP in the 2015  general election.

Speaking about the show beforehand, he told the Radio Times: "Having seen 13 families in their natural habitat, you have an insight into British society in its multifarious colours."

Channel 4 bosses decided that Andrew could not hold a political seat and sit on his sofa discussing the week's telly, so the whole family were booted off in December 2014.

"It's with great regret that the Michaels are no longer in the show," said a Channel 4 spokesperson at the time.

"Sadly any Gogglebox cast member who becomes a candidate for a political party will have to step down from their involvement in Gogglebox.

"They have been excellent contributors to Gogglebox, and we are very grateful for all they have given to the show."

The family is still on the show now

Carolyne admitted the family were sad to be leaving - and was left in tears after being given just five days to choose between the show and her husband's political aspirations.

She confessed she didn't want to leave and found it "too painful" to watch the series they were not involved in.

But it was all for nothing as Andrew failed to win the Hastings and Rye seat for UKIP in the election.

However, there was a twist in the tale as the Michaels were invited back in September 2015.

Andrew decided to put his political career on hold so that his family could return to Gogglebox

"I have a responsibility to keep my family happy after they supported me last autumn. That was a big deal for us. They supported me then, so it's my time to support them now," he told The Sun.

"Now I have stepped down from my official position as prospective parliamentary candidate," said Andrew, "I was happy to step down in order to pick up Gogglebox."

They returned for series 6 and have been providing us with laughs ever since.

Leon and June

June and Leon were everyone's favourite couple

June and Leon Bernicoff were two of the most popular - not to mention entertaining - couples to appear on the hit Channel 4 show.

With their adorable sense of humour, warmth and easy banter, June and Leon Bernicoff soon became national treasures.

Gogglebox producers met Leon on at bridge club while looking for people to take part in the new show - and the Liverpudlian jumped at the chance.

June didn't think they would be kept on the show, but the couple helped pull in millions of viewers every week.

In December 2017, tragedy struck when Leon sadly passed away, just months after battling through illness to make sure he appeared for their fans in the Christmas special.

Devoted wife June left Gogglebox straight after the death of her husband, saying it just wouldn't be the same without him.

Leon and June were soul mates

The widow admitted she struggled struggled to enjoy the things she had loved with her beloved Leon beside her.

She even admitted she found it hard to sit down and watch TV because it brought back so many unhappy memories.

"I don't watch much TV these days, if I'm honest. I find it difficult," confessed June.

"I've been reading a lot more, or listening to the radio, but I just feel restless whenever I sit down to watch it.

"I find myself getting up to make a lot of cups of tea and I can't settle."

Two months after Leon died there was a special tribute show in his honour and the following year she wrote a memoir about their love story.

Then, she made the difficult decision to leave Liverpool, the city she had called home for more than six decades in October 2019.

The reality star was left devastated when her husband Leon died in 2017

June shared her final thoughts about moving out of her family home with her fans, opening up about her "emotional" goodbye to Liverpool before she made the move to be closer to her family.

Tragically, June died on May 5 following a short illness, just three years after losing Leon.

Channel 4 and production company Studio Lambert issued a statement on behalf of her family, confirming the sad news.

"As the first couple to be cast for Gogglebox back in 2013, June and her husband Leon were a huge part of the programme's success," it read.

"Their warmth, wit and contrasting personalities endeared them to the nation during the course of the first 10 series.

"Following Leon's passing in December 2017, June wrote her first book, Leon And June: Our Story, which was a deeply moving and entertaining chronicle of their 60-year love affair.

"A remarkably independent, principled woman with a vivacious sense of humour and a huge passion for life, June will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew.

"Despite her departure from the show in 2017, she remained a passionate supporter of the programme, watching it every week, and she was in regular contact with the production team."

Gill Gibson and Helen Tait

This mother and daughter duo only appeared on the very first series of Gogglebox back in 2013.

Gill and Helen, who came from Maidstone, did not stay for another series.

They have never been back on TV and not much is known about what they are doing now.

Sandi and Sandra

Sandra and Sandi were well-loved Gogglebox stars during their stint on the show

Sandra Bogle and Sandi Martin are two of the most iconic stars in Gogglebox history

But the takeaway-loving pair were torn apart in 2016 when Sandi decided to quit the show, leaving Sandra to continue with her daughter Chanchez.

Now a famous face, Sandi took part in many reality TV shows, including Celebs On The Farm, Celebrity 100% Hotter and Celebrity Fat Fighters.

She also entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2017 - where she was sixth to be evicted.

In 2016, she released her debut single "Casanova" on DeeVu Records and also has her own album, Independent Woman.

Sandi took part in Channel 4’s Famous and Fighting Crime in 2019 and has campaigned for an end to knife crime ever since the tragic death of her nephew in 2017.

Sandi went on Celebrity Big Brother

With the chemistry never the same with her daughter, because certain topics were off-limits, Sandra decided to quit in July 2017 on This Morning.

Sandra lived in a hotel after moving out of her house once she quit the Channel 4 show, but then revealed she had spent all the money she had earned.

"All my friends were on benefits, so when I got Gogglebox it was like I’d won the jackpot," said Sandra, who lost pals after they used her for her cash.

“If one of my friends needed £100 then I’d give it to them. I’d always be getting the drinks in and buying the food. I didn’t mind at first but then people started taking advantage, so I had to get out.”

Sandra then moved into temporary accommodation, which she paid for with her fee from her role as the Spirit of the Ring in Aladdin.

But ill health forced her to pull out earlier and with no cash coming in - she feared becoming homeless.

Sandra spoke about financial stuggles on Loose Women

The coronavirus outbreak has been devastating for Sandra, who has lost five members of her family amid the global pandemic.

She lost her friend's dad, her sister-in-law, her uncle, and her good friend to coronavirus and sister-in-law within week of each other.

Alongside a photo of her tear-stained face, Sandra tweeted: "MORE TEARS FOR ME .I AIN'T STOP CRYING. IT'S ALSO MAKING ME UNHAPPY.

"MY SISTER IN LAW DAUGHTER HAS ALSO PASSED AWAY. .. I WISH I COULD BE WITH MY BROTHER RIGHT NOW.

"AM NOT USE TO ALL THIS. ITS KILLING ME. .EVERYONE IS DYING DAILY"[sic].

Sandra has urged the public to listen to the government's advice and posted a video on Twitter where she spoke into the camera and begged people to stay at home.

Chris and Colin Staples

Chris and Colin were a father and son duo from Manchester.

They didn't really have enough time to find their footing on the show as they left after just one series.

The pair have disappeared from the celebrity world now.

The Siddiquis

Raza started on the show with the rest of his family

As one of the original Gogglebox families, the Siddiquis were pioneers for the series when it started.

The Derby-based family is made up of dad Side and brothers Baasit and Umar, but they have previously been joined by other brother Raza.

Retired engineer Sid, who moved from Pakistan aged 16, has been married for 37 years and also has two daughters, but none of the women of the family have appeared on the show.

IT teacher Baasit is a father-of-two, sharing daughter Amelia and son Theodore with his wife Melissa.

Baasit regularly posts photos of his children and other half on social media.

On a family day out this summer, he wrote: "Lots of family fun with these lovely people. Got to love your daily family walk when the weathers this nice."

The Siddiquis
Sid (right), Baasit (left), Umar (centre) and little Amelia

Amelia has actually made the odd appearance on Gogglebox with her dad, uncle and granddad Sid.

While wife Melissa, who seemingly has no desire to appear on camera, often posts about the show on social media.

Umar is also married but his wife has not featured on the programme either.

While dad Sid stopped appearing on the show whenlockdown began, brother Baasit and Umar came under fire for moving households and sitting together.

Sid previously revealed that he would be missing from the sofa because of the coronavirus oubreak.

He tweeted: "I am sorry I will be missing from the Siddiqui sofa again in tonight’s #Gogglebox because of 2 meter social distancing rule but I am sure you will be entertained just as much by the rest of the gang enjoy the show take care be safe lots of love"

Steven Dermott and Michael Wilcock

*Gogglebox airs tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm