Gogglebox star Sophie Sandiford has a boyfriend and the world now knows about it!
Late in April 2022, Sophie unveiled hunky new Irish boyfriend Ben McKeown to her more than 577K people on Instagram @sophiesandiford1.
Sophie is well-known for her appearance on the Channel 4 show with her brother Pete. She and her brother have been on Gogglebox as of 2017 and have made a huge impact on audiences with impressive sibling bonds and hilarious one-liners. And now because fans would like to know about her boyfriend Ben the rest of this writing is just that.
Meet Ben McKeown, Gogglebox Sophie Sandiford’s Boyfriend
Before Gogglebox Sophie Sandiford posed for a glam photo with Ben McKeown and her brother and his wife Paige Yeomans, no one knew of their relationship.
The new couple were attending a family wedding but certainly not of Sophie’s brother. Pete and his wife Paige had married in a secret ceremony and had become parents for the first time in 2021.
Anyway, about Sophie’s new boyfriend Ben, it is said he even got Sophie’s famous great uncle, comic legend Paul Chuckle’s approval. Paul gave his niece and her new Irish lover his blessings as he shared a sweet message after seeing them at the wedding. Yes. They met as well.
Before this, Sophie often joked about her dating life on the show. And she precisely addressed her love life in 2020, when she shared a picture of herself with a friend. When asked if there was any romance going on, she had told Metro that she was definitely single and nothing really was going on.
Ben McKeown Height
Ben McKeown told his new girlfriend that he stands 6-foot tall. Sophie believed it of course. Actually, she thought he was even taller. Fans and Sophie’s brother, however, were not buying this. Recently in an episode, Sophie and Pete had a hilarious conversation about Ben’s height.
Pete thinks Ben does not look like 6-foot. He cheekily adds that until his tape measure says he’s six-foot, he does not care what anybody says. Sophie then defends her new man and instead shuts Pete down saying her brother is saying all this just because Ben makes him look like one of the “Borrowers”.
Ben McKeown Age
Ben McKeown grew up celebrating his birthday on the 16 of February. And on this day in 2022, he reportedly reached the age of 26. Also, so you know, for people born on this day, their zodiac sign is Aquarius.
Is Ben McKeown On Instagram?
Ben McKeown was on Instagram @benmckeown9. But, the account was set to private so we did not know what those 91 posts were. Also, on the platform, around 1,684 users followed him as of 8 May 2022.
Ben also was on Facebook. However, even here, he was just as low-key.
Ben McKeown Job
It would not be an exaggeration if we call Ben McKeown a mystery man, at least as of 2022. So, understandably, his job and careers were also topics yet unheard by the media and the public.
His social media is private and his LinkedIn remains elusive. So, there was not anything that the outsiders really knew about any of it. Maybe as Sophie drops more lines about him on Gogglebox, his mysterious character will slowly be resolved.
As for Sophie, who is from Blackpool in Lancashire, almost all her fans are aware that she dresses in shop windows for a living. As for her brother, he works for an insurance company.
And to some of you who are still wondering, no, Pete and Sophie are not twins, even though they pretty much look identical. Sophie turned 26 on 3 November 2021 and Pete, older than her, reached the age of 28.
Where Is Ben McKeown From?
Ben is originally from Northern Ireland and moved to Scotland to study at a university in Glasgow.
Will Ben McKeown Appear On Gogglebox?
As of April 2022 episodes on Gogglebox, Ben McKeown was not once shown to its fans. But, he certainly was mentioned significantly on the 29 April 2022-episode of the show. Lifting the lid on her relationship with Ben for the first time, Sophie apparently had gushed over her new beau.
Sitting on their usual sofas, Sophie discussed him with her brother. Pete asks her how it is all going with the new man, to which she replies, “Really good, yeah. I’ve snared myself a hunk.” Only then, the conversation had shifted toward Ben’s height subject.
Speaking of ‘If Ben appears on future episodes?’, the answer would have to be a ‘likely no’. He is more likely not appearing on the show because Gogglebox has had this bit about leaving the side characters shrouded in mystery off-screen. Izzi’s Grant, Lee’s mysterious boyfriend, and Pete’s Paige can be taken as examples. All stories that viewers have heard about them were from the Sandiford sofa.
As for Sophie, she also appeared in The National Television Awards 2021 outside of Gogglebox.