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Meet the newest Googlebox Australia cast members, Tim and Leanne.

Good news, Australia, your favourite TV show about watching TV shows is back in just two days.

The ninth series of Googlebox Australia will see our favourite armchair critics share their thoughts on the best and worst of 2019’s shows.

There will be new faces to meet however, with Foxtel announcing new 2019 Gogglebox cast members: brother and sister Tim and Leanne.

The pair, described as “two peas in a pod”, blog together, eat together, drink together and now, critique television together for our viewing pleasure.


“Of Malaysian heritage, Tim was born in Penang but moved to Melbourne with his family when he was nine years old, and two years later Leanne was born,” a statement said.

“Family is incredibly important to both of them and since Tim came out, Leanne has been a huge support mechanism for him and a big advocate for LGBTQI rights.”

Tim works as a retail technology consultant and Leanne is an operations manager in a factory and when it comes to TV, both love a cooking show.

The new-look cast comes after four favourites – Angie and Yvie and Wayne and Tom – quit the show at the end of last year.

Angie and Yvie said they left as Angie did not live in Sydney anymore and commuting to appear on the show became too hard.

The pair swapped the comfort of their couch for the South African jungle, currently appearing on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

While Tim and Leanne are new faces, the rest of the cast will be familiar when Gogglebox returns.

The cast includes bubbly Greek best friends Anastasia and Faye; happily married couple Lee and Keith; the adorable and sports-crazy Jackson Family; the fun-loving and cricket-mad Delpechitra Family; best mates Adam and Symon; dealers in Indigenous Art Mick and Di; the close-knit Dalton Family; married couple Matty and Sarah Marie and their friend Jad; and the three generations of women in the Silbery Family.

Gogglebox Australia will return first on Foxtel’s Lifestyle Channel on Wednesday, February 6 at 7.30pm and the following day, Thursday February 7, at 8.30pm on Channel 10.

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