We’re so used to watching the Gogglebox cast giving their opinions on the latest and greatest TV programmes every week that it’s easy to forget they actually have real jobs outside of the Channel 4 show.
Now, another much-loved member of the cast has shared some exciting career news and we’re over the moon for them.
After sadly revealing she’d lost her job at Debenhams in December 2020 when the company went into administration, Sophie Sandiford began retraining as a florist and appears to have launched her own company called Petali Floristry.
Taking to her Instagram Story, Sophie, who appears on the show alongside her brother Pete, re-shared a post which announced when the business was opening its doors for the first time.
The post read, “We are pleased to announce the start of our new florist service, we are excited to create beautiful fresh floral designs for any occasion. Please DM to order hand tied bouquets, hat box and bag arrangements, or any other floristry enquiries.
“These will be available in: white and green, pink and white, florists choice of colour. Lots of love, Team Petali 💐.”
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The business, which is based in the Sandifords’ hometown of Blackpool, has been supported by Gogglebox viewers who have flooded the comments section with support. One wrote, “Beautiful. Wished I lived closer so I could buy them. Good luck with your new business. Well done on passing your exams. Let us know when you are able to provide mail order. Love supporting new businesses xxx.”
Another added, “This has just brightened up my day 🌸 Simply beautiful 🌸,” while a third commented, “What a talent you have Sophie 👏❤️.”
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Sophie’s new career venture is the latest exciting news for her and Pete after he welcomed his first child with wife Paige Yeomans last year. After letting slip that he was expecting a baby on the Channel 4 show, Pete opened up about life as a new dad at the National Television Awards.
He told the Mirror, "It's a bit overwhelming, got it all going on at the moment!"
Pete continued, "He's a cool little lad, takes after his mum not me!
"I’ve been up all night, I slept on the train here - got suitcases under my eyes, you just got me at a good time now."