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Gogglebox star Mary Killen has revealed how the Channel 4 show saved her marriage to husband Giles Wood.
The author admitted that before she and husband Giles took their roles as armchair critics for the series, they were like “ships that pass in the night”.
However, after spending some precious time together critiquing TV shows for Gogglebox viewers, Mary was reminded of why she fell in love with Giles.
She told the Daily Star: “Giles and I were like ships that pass in the night.
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“I got up early. He went to bed late. And we rarely even ate together.
“I know a few couples who have split up because they have decided they can’t stand one another.
“Sitting down and watching television reminded us how much we enjoyed the same jokes.”
The couple, who call other “nutty”, have become some of the show’s biggest stars, alongside Amy Tapper who recently showed off her three stone weight loss.
Mary and Giles, who are in their 50s, met more than 30 years ago at Wimbledon College of Art where Giles was a student and Mary was hired as a model.
Mary was paid £4.50 an hour to pose as a costume model, but rejected an extra 25p, which was offered for her to go nude.
The couple share two grown up children together and their hilarious antics during their time on the show has won the hearts of the nation.
Mary explained why the pair call one another nutty as she said: “We call each other ‘nutty’ because we both consider the other to be a bit mad.
“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 both neurotic.”
She continued: “I have a low tolerance for things like whistling.
“He hates it when the phone rings and just sits there demanding ‘who on earth is that?’ instead of answering it.
“Giles also has a lot of minor accidents. Stubbing his toe, banging his head, burning or cutting himself.
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“When he grazed the roof of his mouth with a crisp he made a tremendous fuss.”
Mary added: “You have to understand all men are really annoying one way or another.
“Would you prefer one of your friends' husbands?
“I’ve thought about each one in turn and concluded their habits are even more irritating than Giles’.”
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