A Gogglebox star revealed he lives off 'celebrity loans' (Photo: Channel 4)

Old Gogglebox star Sandra Martin has revealed she lives off 'celebrity loans' that she doesn't repay.

The 61-year-old TV personality appeared on the reality show from its first season in 2013 before leaving the show four years later.

First appearing on Gogglebox alongside friend Sandi Bogle, when she left the show in 2016, Sandra was joined by her daughter Chanchez Martin.

But seven years later, Sandra, 61, explained how she still manages to capitalize on the show's popularity.

Before signing up to Gogglebox, Sandra had “already been receiving benefits for years” but soon found herself attending red carpet events, receiving giveaways and being regularly stopped by fans.

She later said she returned to receiving benefits four years after leaving the program, but now appears to be enjoying the benefits of life in the public eye.

Sandra Martin, right, appeared on the program from 2013 to 2016 (Photo: Channel 4)

Since Sandra is not currently working, she cannot be paid for certain jobs and instead has “expenses paid.”

'I don't work, so I can't receive a salary. But they pay my expenses, the hotels', she said The sun.

'Someone took me to Amsterdam and Ibiza – I get a lot of free travel but I'm not getting paid.'

She went on to add how her finances have been bolstered and are now in “really good shape” because her agent has given her “crisis loans” and “celebrity loans.”

When asked if she paid them back, she continued: “I get celebrity loans.

'No, they don't get paid back, I don't give them back.'

The star then said she was currently renting a private property in Hastings – which was also “free”.

“I get free money – everyone knows,” she added.

In the past, Sandra has spoken about how her Gogglebox fame helped fund a luxurious new lifestyle.

'I was paid more than everyone else, because everyone was working, but I received benefits and I was the best one doing the program,' she told the same publication.

'I got the contract and they paid my rent, council tax, TV licence, electricity, gas, all the bills you need.

'That left me with around £500 a week to do whatever I wanted – hair, taxi, nails, takeaway. I was living a luxurious lifestyle.

Following her time on Gogglebox, Sandi pursued other career opportunities, including a stint on Celebrity Big Brother.

Earlier this year, Sandra said she also started working as a cleaner at a funeral parlor in Hastings, Sussex, moving from Brixton, London, to the coast.

The grandmother revealed that she was initially offered the role of receptionist, but turned it down in favor of being a cleaner because she feared she might be 'too emotional'.

Gogglebox airs Fridays at 9pm on Channel 4.

Do you have a story?

If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or visiting us Send stuff – we love hearing from you.

MORE: Craig Cash reveals Caroline Aherne's devastating words after terminal cancer diagnosis

MORE: Gogglebox star gives birth to daughter and reveals adorable name



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here