Gogglebox’s Lee Riley confesses how show has changed him and pal Jenny Newby

Gogglebox star Lee Riley spoke about his best pal and co-star Jenny Newby and admitted that the show has changed them for the better.

The cheeky pair have been on the show since 2014 and have been a barrel of laughs ever since, firm favourites with the show’s loyal viewership.

The show won a BAFTA for Best Reality and Constructed Factual show and Lee spoke at the winner’s press conference after their momentous success.

Lee spilt the beans on the behind-the-scenes action from the pair’s wilder days, back when they first appeared on the show.

Speaking exclusively to the Daily Star: “Jenny, when she used to smoke, she used to walk out and I’d go, ‘Aren’t we be supposed to watching this?’ Halfway through, you forget.”

The duo also used to enjoy a drink together but decided to turn over a new leaf after they saw themselves on the television.

Lee continued: “We used to drink, me and Jenny, I think I saw one episode in 2014 and I was there, slurring. It’s not good, so I stopped drinking [on the show] because I don’t know when to stop.”

He went on to speak about Jenny and how the pair deal with fans who question them about the show in public.

The reality star recalled a time when they didn’t watch themselves back once the show had been aired.

Lee admitted that Jenny “didn’t watch the show for three years” but she decided to give it a go as “people would come up to her” and ask her about things she had said.

As “it’s all edited,” the duo “didn’t know what was going on” and that they “forgot what they had said,” so Jenny decided to watch herself back “so she could respond to people”.

He also said that Jenny would “never go out without makeup on” after they started the show but has recently taken a different stance.

Riley also confirmed that his pal was missing from the awards ceremony as she “had to have a minor operation” which was “this week” and she “couldn’t turn it down”.

He told the audience that she “is in hospital” but will still “be watching” the BAFTAs.

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