Who is the Siddiqui family on Gogglebox? What do you do for a living?


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The Siddiqui family on Gogglebox are known for their funny TV watching and joking around.

But how long have you been on the show? How old are you now? And do they have normal jobs outside of the show?

Here you will find answers to all these and other questions …

When did the Siddiqui family come to Gogglebox?

The Siddiquis came to Gogglebox in 2013 in the first series. They have been regulars ever since.

Who is the Siddiqui family?

The Siddiqui family on Gogglebox consists of Papa Sid (73) and his sons Baasit (34) and Umar (41).

Sid was originally born in Pakistan but has lived permanently in the UK since he was 16.


The Siddiquis have been on Gogglebox since the first series (Credit: Channel 4)

The Siddiqui family live in Derby and Sid has been married to his wife for over 40 years.

They also have another son, Raza, who sometimes appears on the show.

And they also have two daughters. The women of the Siddiqui family seem a little camera shy and have stayed away from the hit show for the time being.

However, Baasit’s young daughter Amelia has turned up a few times.

Are the Siddiquis on social media?

Sid, Baasit, Umar and Raza are all on Twitter.

Baasit operates a family Instagram account on the sidelines.

What do the Siddiquis do for work?

Gogglebox is a far cry from anything the Siddiqui family does. Each member has their own professional career.

Sid is now retired. He previously worked as an energy engineer for the University of Derby and also for the NHS.

While Umar works for the Royal Derby Hospital as a biomedical scientist in microbiology.

Baasit is a high school IT teacher – and says his students just love that he’s on the show.

the Saddiqui family
The Saddiqui Family at the National Television Awards (Image Credit: SplashNews)

Are the Siddiquis rich?

The Siddiquis family’s fortunes are unknown.

According to The sunEach gogglebox family receives £ 1,500 a month for participating in the show.

They are instructed to split the money between them in any way they choose.

When is Gogglebox next time?

Gogglebox Festive Special in on Friday, January 8th at 9 p.m. on channel 4.

And a brand new series of Gogglebox will air in February.

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