Gogglebox's Dave and Shirley send fans wild with snap of rarely-seen 'hot' son


Gogglebox stars Dave and Shirley Griffths sent their fans into a frenzy by sharing a topless snap of their son Simon to their social media. The reality TV couple, who have been part of the Channel 4 show since 2015, usually film from their home in Caerphilly, near Cardiff, but their family rarely appears with them.

They couple have been together for over 40 years and have two children, Simon and Gemma, and on Saturday 1 June, their 199k Instagram fans were treated to a cheeky topless photo of Simon dressed only in yellow shorts and a black cap. The caption read: "Just like his farther ripped # gogglebox #dubai."

Dave and Shirley's son Simon
Rarely seen Simon grabbed the attention of Gogglebox fans -Credit:@dave_shirl_gogglebox/instagram

The post quickly caught the attention of their fans, many of whom were left swooning over the holiday snap. Comments included from "He's hot" to "Is he single lol" and "Wow! ! ! He's proper fit!"

Another fan simply wrote: "Oh hello" accompanied by a heart-eyed emoji. The photo came after Dave and Shirley surprised fans last month when they celebrated their son's latest achievement - running the Newport marathon, with his proud parents cheering him on.

They shared a video of Simon in action on their Instagram account, captioning it: "Our son Simon running in the Newport marathon, go son he's all in black 26miles in front of him good luck butt xxx."

David and Shirley's son Simon had just completed the Newport marathon
David and Shirley revealed that Simon had just completed the Newport marathon -Credit:Instagram
Shirley shared a photo of herself with daughter Gemma for International Women's Day
Shirley shared a photo of herself with daughter Gemma for International Women's Day -Credit:Dave and Shirley Griffiths Instagram

When Simon crossed the finish line, his folks shared a heartfelt message, declaring: "Well done son 3hrs 46mins massively proud get in there xxx."

Fellow Gogglebox stars the Siddiquis added their support to the family, saying, "Good luck Simon." In 2022, Dave and Shirley offered fans a glimpse of daughter Gemma, with her vibrant cherry-red hair styled in a blunt cut with a full fringe, with Dave penning an ode to her and Shirley on International Women's Day -

Shirley captioned the post: "Respect to all women throughout the world #internationalwomensday." Fans complimented the mother and daughter in the comments, with one writing: "Respect to you Shirl you're still stunning", and another adding: "Is this your sister?", to which Shirley said: "I wish, my daughter Gemma."

Speaking about their experiences on the show, Shirley previously told OK!: "Yeah, I watch every single episode back. I watch the celebrity version, too. I like the celebrities. It’s my favourite programme of them all. We like doing the show. With our lovely crew, we work for lovely people. Sometimes me and Dave have a little bit too much… We get a little bit drunk!”