Gogglebox’s Pete Sandiford has found himself in hot water after dressing up in seductive underwear for a joke stunt on last week’s episode.
The funnyman, 26, had younger sister Sophie Sandiford grunting with stunned delight as he hobbled into their living room trussed up in a lacy black body, a tight zip-up mini skirt, fishnets and spiky black high heels.
Pete Sandiford finished off the outrageous look with a black curly wig and tried to sit down without flashing too much as Sophie shrieked with laughter.
Nearly stumbling as he made his way to safety, Pete moaned: “Oh my God, I’m going to have to take these heels off – how do women wear this s**t?”
“I look like a d * head, honestly – this outfit says: ‘I’m getting ck tonight’,” he quipped.
Sophie interjected to laugh, “That is the look we were going for”, as Pete hit back to insist: “Well it’s not the look I want to give off!”
But while most viewers found it hilarious, a handful furiously whined to TV watchdog Ofcom about the homophobic nature of Pete’s remarks and according to a news outlet, Ofcom confirmed eight of the 10 complaints received were primarily about alleged homophobic comments.
Two further complaints were made over Giles Woods’ portrayal of Bill Bailey as looking like a sex tourist on the previous weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing launch show.
Pete and his sister Sophie have become firmly entrenched in the Gogglebox family since joining the show in 2017 and the siblings have a strong bond and often have each other in fits of laughter on screen.
Last night saw a rare and emotional moment between them when Sophie broke down in tears after hearing plans for the second lockdown in England, which is set to continue until December 2.
Sophie works as a window dresser, and as the new lockdown has closed all non-essential shops, Sophie was utterly terrified she would lose her job.
As they watched Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement, Pete asked: “What do they class as non-essential shops?”
Sophie answered: “If you don’t sell food, it’s just like last time. So my work will shut.”
“You alright?” he asked her, as he noticed she was silently sobbing.
“It’s just sad isn’t it,” she responded, brushing away her tears. “It’s just s**t for everybody, it’s going to get even worse, more people are going to lose their jobs and things like that, it’s just awful.”
Pete said as he touched her wrist: “Aww don’t get upset kid, don’t because you’ll set me off.”
Luckily, the pair were back to their usual pranks later in the episode, with Pete accidentally splitting his jeans while pretending to be Kim Kardashian.
There are numerous people out there that think these two are so comical and Pete didn’t do anything bad but have a giggle and entertain and at the moment, that’s what we all need.
It seems that we’re not allowed to have a laugh these days, but worrying yourself to death is encouraged, but we need a laugh with everything that’s going on – have people got nothing better to do with their lives than grumble?
These two are funny and have a great family bond and you could see that Sophie was so sympathetic when she was sobbing over the lockdown and how badly it affects folks, and her brother was so nice to her, and we actually shouldn’t listen to haters because it gives them a reason to get up in the mornings.