Gogglebox: Who is the mum of the Siddiqui family and why doesn’t she appear on screen

Gogglebox: Who is the mum of the Siddiqui family and why doesn’t she appear on screen

March 30, 2021

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Gogglebox viewers will be familiar with The Siddiquis.

The family from Derby are much loved by viewers and one of the longest running families to appear on the show.

They are adored by fans thanks to their quick one liners and honest reactions but while we know the men of the family well, not much is known about the Siddiqui’s mum, Nasreen.

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So viewers were thrilled over the weekend when the family shared a previously unseen snap of Nasreen Siddiqui.

Posting on their joint Instagram account @thesiddiquis, which is managed by Baasit, the family uploaded the cute photograph of Nasreen posing with Sid and granddaughter Amelia.

The boys joked in the caption, saying: "The Siddiqui women are are stubborn cheeky bunch".

Baasit wrote next to it: "I was trying to get a photo of all three of these guys staring at the camera and smiling! Dad is like a statue with that smile but Mum and Amelia we're doing it on purpose."

Adding: "Each time one of them would smile the other would look the other way or swap! The Siddiqui ladies are a stubborn and cheeky bunch."

And fans were quick to comment on the sweet photo, with one writing: "Love these pics. Especially the one where your Mum is smiling."

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On screen, The Siddiqui family is made up from dad Sid, 73, and his sons Baasit, 34, and Umar, 41.

Sid was originally born in Pakistan but has been living in the UK since he was 16. He has been married to Nasreen for almost 40 years, and as well as Baasit and Umar, the couple share two daughters and another son Raza.

Baasit works as a secondary school teacher and is father to two children, Theodore and Amelia.

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Meanwhile, Umar works for the NHS as a Biomedical Scientist in Microbiology but also produces electronic music under the name Burk Hold Dear

Baasit previously revealed what it’s like to film for the show, telling the Derby Telegraph: "There are two remote cameras in the room when they're filming.

"One is focusing on the family on the sofa and the other turns and films the close-ups of us.

"If one of us says something or reacts to something in a shocked way the camera will zoom into us. We have become so used to it now it just feels like a normal evening."

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