Pupils at Ilminster Avenue school quiz famous grandmothers Mary and Marina

March 29 2019
Bristol's stars of Gogglebox drop in on primary pupils

TWO of the stars of TV’s Gogglebox visited a Knowle primary school to help celebrate their love of reading.

 TWO of the stars of TV’s Gogglebox visited a Knowle primary school to help celebrate their love of reading.

Marina and Mary, the Bristol grandmothers who have become national favourites on the Channel 4 show, popped in to Ilminster Avenue primary to meet some children who have gone through the Reading Recovery programme.

Pupils then enjoyed a whole school Q & A assembly where they learned lots about the ladies, including how they came to be on TV and what they think of all the attention they receive (they love it!)

If you’re wondering how the school attracted such major celebrities, the answer is simple – teacher and sports coach Samuel Hepper happens to be Marina's grandson.

The ladies, who live at the St Monica Trust community in Bedminster, said they had a great morning and commented on how well-behaved and polite the pupils are.