With Gogglebox, now in its 18 series, we’re getting used to the show’s families sharing their weird and wonderful stories – but sometimes they can still surprise us.
This week it was the fans ‘favorite couple, Giles and Mary, who managed to shock viewers after telling a strange story about one of Giles’ Christmas presents.
After watching a newscast that suggested people might be forced to store gifts before the holidays, Giles announced that he would be storing gifts.
Instead, he boasted that he was very good at choosing gifts for his friends and family.
He boasted, “I always give people very nice gifts, but they are very useful gifts.”
But Mary countered with a story about one of Giles’ more unusual gifts.
“I remember the year we stayed with some people and there were five girls and you gave each of them a free chlamydia test that the doctor gave you,” she said, suppressing a laugh.
But while the somewhat unsettling presence may have embarrassed some people, Giles seemed quite proud of the idea.
He said, “I gave them a test kit that I got for free from the surgery. It seemed to kill two birds with one stone.”
While many viewers were shocked by Giles’ admission, many more found his gifts hilarious.
One viewer took to Twitter to say, “So on Gogglebox, Giles gave each of his friends’ five daughters a chlamydia test as a Christmas present … This man is a living legend!”
Others, however, were less impressed.
One fan of the show simply said, “Chlamydia Kit? Creepy.”