Gogglebox viewers were surprised during season 15 of the hit show, when it was revealed that Giles Wood, a fan favourite of the series who stars alongside his wife Mary, retired at the age of 21!
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While watching a documentary about coronavirus at the height of the pandemic, Mary said: "We'll just have to get herd immunity, it can't kill everyone," to which Giles replied: "Just as I'm starting to enjoy my retirement." Looking surprised, Mary joked: "What retirement? You haven't worked first. You retired at 21, so now you can start working – do it in reverse."
Giles revealed he retired aged 21
Fans were surprised by the revelation, with one writing: "Giles from gogglebox retired at 21. How? Why? Where?" Another added: "Haha #lockdown is getting the better of Mary, she's way more triggered by Giles than usual. 'You retired at 21 Giles.'" A third person asked: "What the hell did Giles do to be able to retire at 21?"
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Mary and Giles are firm fan favourites, and Mary previously opened up about why they affectionately call one another 'nutty'. Chatting to The Daily Star, she explained: "We call each other 'nutty' because we both consider the other to be a bit mad. Certainly, Giles has multiple personality disorders so he’s all sorts of people and one of them is a bit of a genius. The truth is we’re both neurotic."
Mary has also previously revealed that she has a "zero-tolerance policy" on swearing. Speaking to the Guardian in the past, she said: "There’s so much on telly, I don’t want it in my own cottage. Giles swears occasionally because he's always having minor accidents. Our children turn on him and tell him off. Poor Giles."