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Inside Gogglebox star Sophie Sandiford's love life

The star is dating an Irishman

Pete and Sophie Sandiford
Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
April 9, 2023
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Gogglebox star Sophie Sandiford and her brother Pete never fail to make us laugh each week with their witty banter on the popular Channel 4 reality show. 

The sibling-duo often share insights into their personal lives and while fans know that Pete is happily married to Paige Yeomans, with whom he shares a son named Jimmy, how much do you know about Sophie's love life? 

WATCH: Gogglebox star Pete Sandiford plays with his baby son Jimmy

Who is Sophie Sandiford's boyfriend?

Sophie, 27, is dating Irishman Ben McKeown. The couple first went public with their romance in April last year when the Blackpool beauty shared a snap of the pair attending a wedding along with her brother Pete and his wife, Paige. 

Not much is known about Ben, other than the fact that he hails from Northern Ireland and reportedly studied at Glasgow University. 

Sophie often shares snaps of the couple enjoying various date nights and trips away together. Back in October, Sophie and Ben enjoyed a romantic getaway to Paris and the pair posed in front of the Eiffel Tower in a sweet snap shared on Instagram. 

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The Channel 4 star wrote in the caption: "Blackpool tower – French branch."

On Valentine's Day, Sophie shared an adorable tribute to her boyfriend. Sharing a snap from their trip to Paris, she penned in the caption: "Happy Valentine's Day. Thank you for being the best boyfriend and also letting me steal your socks when my feet hurt."

Sophie Sandiford and her boyfriend Ben© Instagram
Sophie Sandiford and her boyfriend Ben went public with their romance in April 2022

Sophie recalled the first time her brother Pete met Ben in an episode of Gogglebox that aired last year. 

"You, first time meeting him, 'Oh, I thought you'd be taller,' as you looked up at him," she said. "And then saying, 'I thought you were at least 6ft' when he is 6ft."

Pete jokily responded: "He doesn't look 6ft. Lies, already built on lies," prompting his sister to quip: "Just because he makes you look like one of the Borrowers."

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