The Siddiqui family – dad Sid and sons Baasit and Umar – have been Gogglebox favourites ever since the show began. But while other members of their household occasionally appear on the hit Channel 4 programme, mum Nasreen has never been seen on screen.
Fans were delighted, therefore, to catch a rare glimpse of the matriarch in a photo shared by son Baasit on Instagram.
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The dad-of-two posted a series of snapshots showing his parents together, along with his daughter Amelia. He wrote: "I was trying to get a photo of all three of these guys staring at the camera and smiling! Dad is like a statue with that smile but Mum and Amelia we're doing it on purpose.
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"Each time one of them would smile the other would look the other way or swap! The Siddiqui ladies are a stubborn and cheeky bunch."
Mum Nasreen does not appear on Gogglebox
Sid, 73, and Nasreen have been married for 40 years, and, as well as Baasit, 34, and Umar, 41, the couple share two daughters and a third son Raza, who occasionally makes an appearance on the show.
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The family photo comes just days after Baasit shared romantic snaps from his wedding day, revealing his rarely-seen wife.
Alongside two photographs from the day, and a picture of them with their children, Baasit wrote: “Wow! I can’t believe me and @melissasiddiqui have been married for eight years!
Baasit shared a sweet family photo with his wife and their two children
"Lots and lots of ups and the occasional down but I couldn't be more happy and proud to be married to the brightest, prettiest and most loving lady ever.
"Me & the little ones love you loads. Thank you for being amazing Mel. Love you so much xxx."
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The Siddiquis have been on the show since it began in 2013. Baasit previously revealed what it's like to film for the show, telling the Derby Telegraph: "There are two remote cameras in the room when they're filming.
The Siddiqui brothers
"One is focusing on the family on the sofa and the other turns and films the close-ups of us.
"If one of us says something or reacts to something in a shocked way the camera will zoom into us. We have become so used to it now it just feels like a normal evening."
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