Former Gogglebox star Sandra Martin made the headlines before Christmas when she revealed she was back on benefits after she blew £70,000 on 'takeaways and taxis'.

Sandra used to appear in the hit Channel 4 programme with her best friend, Sandi Bogle, however she decided to quit last year after Sandi left to appear on Celebrity Big Brother.

On Tuesday, Sandra appeared alongside the Loose Women panel to talk about her financial woes. During her appearance, the 56-year-old shocked the panel and live audience when she confessed that prior to Gogglebox stint, she had been a full-time Grandma, on benefits, without a TV license.

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However, some viewers found it difficult to concentrate on what Sandra was saying, because they were too distracted by her big, dangly earrings. Some viewers even tweeted about how frustrating it was to watch.

Although it seems a lot of viewers were frustrated with how Sandra appeared to joke about being back on benefits after wasting such a huge sum of money.

Oh dear.

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on

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