Gogglebox’s sister Ellie and Izzi Warner have been getting used to our screens since 2015 – but they’ve moved away from the camera.
The duo from Leeds, who don’t live together but always sit on the same sofa, actually turned down the chance to appear on the Channel 4 show at first.
But luckily for us, they changed their minds and landed a spot after impressing with their auditions – and quickly became the favorites.
For years, they’ve brought laughter, tears, and a flurry of controversy to Gogglebox, but what do we know about their lives off-screen?
They are only paid a monthly stipend of £1,500 as well as some free takeout, which means they have work outside of the scheme.
Nail technician Izzi switched roles last year when she qualified as a mortgage advisor after taking maternity leave with daughter Bessie.
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While Ellie works as a hairdresser in a Leeds salon and has her own Instagram account to show off the looks she creates.
She works at HIVE hair salon that specializes in coloring and uses eco-friendly products and is rated five stars.
Explaining how she got into the industry on their website, Ellie writes: “I started my hairdressing career in 2009 at Sassoons in Leeds where I specialize in haircuts.
“I’ve also always loved coloring my hair so when I decided to spread my wings last year, I knew it was time to pick up a color comb!
“I’m always learning and updating with the latest products and techniques so I can give my clients their hair goals!
“As a hairdresser, I believe you can never stop learning and trying to better yourself so when the opportunity came to join Hive I grabbed it with both hands and I was super excited. with what the future holds.”
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Super talented Ellie is getting a lot of praise with the photos she posts on her Instagram page – and she’s happy to be back at work amid the pandemic.
After the course ended last April, Ellie wrote: “Back to work, good luck to all my fellow hairdressers and everyone who went back to work today. .”
Ellie may spend all day cutting and dyeing other people’s hair but is famous for constantly changing her own hairstyle.
Starting out as a blonde when she joined Gogglebox, Ellie has since grown to have hair of nearly every color from pink to purple and even green.
In 2020, she turned her blonde hairdo into a bold two-tone look, with a dark lilac one side and a neon pink highlight on the other.
She then switches it up again when the top of the padlock turns bright blue, the middle is colorful pink, and the bottom is back to the same shade of blue.
Ellie compared her new barnet to Tango Ice Blast, the hugely popular luxury drink sold in movie theaters, but since then she’s gone back to blonde.
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Outside of the salon, it’s thought Ellie and Izzi could have £600,000 between them due to the £1,137 per Instagram post, according to a new study.
Research conducted by upUgo, analyzed Instagram number of followers, value per post and frequency of posts to calculate estimated Instagram earnings per Gogglebox star.
Combined, they could earn £607,017 a year if they both posted once a day, more than four times what the average company director earns.
They both have another important person in their lives, but they rarely come into the limelight.
“We both have boyfriends. They’re hiding, they let us have the limelight,” the girls once said. Sun .
Izzi lives with boyfriend Grant and is the mother of a son Bobby and Bessie Rose, born in February 2020.
While Ellie lives with her boyfriend Nat, who appeared on an episode of Gogglebox as she briefly replaced Izzi after the country came to a standstill in 2020.
Nat rarely appears on her Instagram, although there are several snaps of the happy couple together.
In March of last year, Ellie and Nat took the next step in their relationship when they bought their first home together.
Before moving in, Ellie showed fans first-hand the inside of their new Yorkshire home they’ve begun renovating.
The proud new homeowner posted a teaser snap of herself and Nat’s pads before she revealed she’d created an Instagram account dedicated to their home project called ‘through the hole’ my key’
Ellie has been absolutely in love with this amazing townhouse since the 1930s, and she tells fans she has never felt so lucky to own the property.
The loving couple couldn’t be more excited about making their new mattress the ‘forever home’ of their dreams and explained some of their decisions.
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Ellie wrote: “Things are starting to take shape right now and hopefully I’ll have a fully functioning living room after tomorrow night – can’t wait to share it in all its glory.
“The radiator, the paper, the blue I just live for, everyone thinks I’m crazy when I say I’m getting the bright orange heatsinks but how cool are they ?!?!”
Although they may not have any children yet, Ellie is the owner of not one but two cute Italian greyhounds.
Mick has been a Gogglebox favorite for a while, but was joined by sister Madge in 2020.
Welcome her new puppy in Instagram Ellie wrote: “Introducing the terror 12-inch Madonna aka Madge!
“I’m Micks’ sister (we have the same mom and dad) and I moved into my new home last week and have been living in isolation since then.”
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Ellie tried to take the duo for a walk together on a lead splitter, but it only lasted five minutes because Madge wanted to stop and sniff while Mick wanted to go first.
On Gogglebox last week, some viewers were horrified to see the dogs emptying Ellie and Izzi’s cups.
Fans said they felt “nauseous” as they watched the greyhounds take a sip from the cup.
‘One of Ellie’s dogs drinking from her glass made me feel so nauseous at first #Gogglebox,’ one shocked fan wrote on Twitter while another commented: “The dog is drinking tea!!! #Gogglebox.”
*Gogglebox airs tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm
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