Ever since it’s inception in 2013, Gogglebox has been a firm-favourite for TV-loving Brits.

The recurring cast members include families, friends and couples who have all become household names thanks to their candid and often hilarious take on shows and films.

Many participants have been part of the show for years – meaning viewers have often watched them grow older, marry and start their own families.

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Quite a few have also undergone their own transformations.

From fitness revamps to edgy haircuts, we take a look at the most surprising makeovers in Gogglebox history.

Ellie Warner

A trained hairdresser, it’s no surprise Ellie Warner is ahead of the curve when it comes to glamorous haircuts, reports the Daily Star.

When the Leeds beauty first joined the show with her sister Izzi Warner back in 2015, Ellie was known for her platinum blonde locks.



a girl posing for a picture: Ellie loves changing her hair


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Ellie loves changing her hair

However, recent years have seen the 28-year-old experiment with hair dye, tinting her locks in shades of candy floss pink and pastels.

Earlier this year, Ellie made her most dramatic move yet, colouring her hair in rainbow shades of neon green, blue and lilac.

The Channel 4 star credited local hairdresser Tom Beresford with the makeover, saying: “Thank you to @tombhair for staying late last week to squeeze me in for a lockdown do.”

For those hoping to copy Ellie’s colour-bomb look, the starlet has an Instagram page dedicated to her hairstyling, which can be found @elliewarnerhair.

Jonathan Tapper

Gogglebox viewers were concerned to learn Jonathan Tapper had contracted coronavirus earlier this year and was left fighting for his life as he battled the deadly virus.

Thankfully, the 52-year-old has since recovered – and credits his weight loss for saving his life.

Speaking about the weight loss, he told Lorraine Kelly earlier this year: “In every way, losing weight is a good thing.



a man smiling for the camera: Jonathan Tapper after his weight loss


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Jonathan Tapper after his weight loss

“I definitely think because I did, it helped me get through this horrible virus.”

Last year, Jonathan embarked on a lifestyle revamp after he was diagnosed with diabetes, losing three stone over the course of 12 dedicated weeks.

Having spent years working as a chauffeur and snacking on the job, Jonathan realised his health was at risk and made the necessary changes.

Tom Malone Jr

Tom Malone Jr has come a long way since 2014, when he debuted on Gogglebox with his hair styled in a man-bun.

The choreographer, 26, who is moving in with his model girlfriend Bryony Briscoe this month, has since radically transformed his hair.

At first, he cut it slightly shorter, leaving a little length at the top, before decided to fully embrace the shaven look.



a man standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Tom has opted for the shaven look


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Tom has opted for the shaven look

Taking a razor to his head during the first lockdown in April, Tom’s locks have been shaved off completely, leaving him with a buzz cut.

After showing off the haircut, Tom hinted his leading lady had convinced him to shave it off, saying: “Guys, don’t ever let a girl tell you you’ll look peng with a shaved head.”

Clearly not too fussed about the transformation, he added: “PS. It will grow back quick don’t worry.”

Sophie Sandiford

Since their first appearance on the show two years ago, Sophie and Pete Sandiford have become firm favourites with viewers, thanks to their witty commentary and trademark sense of humour.

While Sophie, 24, had glossy dark brown hair when she first joined the series, she has since transformed with a sophisticated new hairdo.

The sales assistant, who sadly lost her job at Debenhams earlier this month, left her fans shocked when she posted a selfie with light grey hair.

Parted down the centre, Sophie’s hair had been styled with layers, the blue tint enhancing her beautiful features.

Debuting the “new do” in July, her fans rushed to compliment the chop, as one Instagram user remarked: “That colour looks good on you!”

Jenny Newby

Best pals Jenny Newby and Lee Riley broadcast each week from their caravan in Hull’s Patrington Haven caravan park, delighting viewers with their infectious laughter and onscreen antics.

A recent episode saw the pair address Jenny’s recent weight loss, with the former pub landlady shedding the pounds during the lockdown.



a man holding a glass: Jenny has been working out during lockdown


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Jenny has been working out during lockdown

The 64-year-old admitted her denim jeans weren’t as tight as usual, as she realised she had unintentionally slimmed down.

Opening up to best friend Lee, she said: “I have shrunk.”

When Lee replied, “I know, I’ve shrunk,” Jenny added: “I can tell by my jeans.”

Lee then wondered whether Jenny’s legs had shrunk, as Jenny remarked: “Must have!”

Stephen Webb

One of the few remaining Gogglebox originals, Stephen Webb first joined the show with Chris Ashby-Steed, only for his husband Daniel Lustig to later join him on the couch.



a couple of people that are sitting on a couch: Stephen is also on a fitness journey


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Stephen is also on a fitness journey

Working as a hairdresser in Brighton, the 48-year-old decided to experiment with his hair style in recent years, getting rid of his trademark quiff.

Today, Stephen is known to rock a curtain-style ‘do, parted in the centre and tinted with salt and pepper shades of grey.

On top of that, the Channel 4 star has embarked on a fitness journey, sharing a buff workout snap with his followers last month.

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Wielding a pair of silver weights, Stephen’s T-shirt hung off his slimmed-down frame, as he flashed a smile at the camera.

Plugging his fit new lifestyle, he told his fans: “Ready for my @30minuteworkoutslive let’s go this!!! @absfitness1.”

The fit pic caught the attention of his Gogglebox co-star Ellie Warner, who praised his progress by writing: “Looking fab!”

Gogglebox airs on Fridays at 9pm on Channel 4.

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