Gogglebox's Sophie Sandiford wows followers with rare snap of lookalike mum as fans mistake her for her sister
1st April 2021

GOGGLEBOX'S Sophie Sandiford wowed her Instagram followers as she shared a rare snap of her lookalike mum in honour of her birthday.

The TV favourite's fans mistook her mum Julie for her sister as they reacted to the sweet snap.

Sophie, 24, joined the Channel 4 show in 2018 alongside her big brother Pete, and the pair quickly became Gogglebox legends.

However, their mum hasn't ever appeared on the programme – with the siblings only giving occasional glimpses of her on social media.

Taking to Instagram today, Julie could be seen smiling inbetween her two children as Sophie marked her special day.

In the photo, Sophie and Julie look near-identical with matching smiles and their brown hair styled into loose curls.


Sophie looks chic in an all-black outfit, with Julie wearing an eye-catching snake-print blouse with a tie-front.

The telly lover captioned the sweet snap: "Happy birthday to the best mum ever💓

"We’re all so lucky to have you and so grateful for everything you do for us! Have a brilliant day! Love you always @juliejohnson31".

But her followers were distracted by Julie's youthful appearance, with one commenting: "My goodness. She looks more like your sister than your mum!"

Another added: "Holy s**t she looks like ur sister 🔥 happy birthday 🎂 🥳 🎉 🎈 🎁"

A third said: "Wow Sophie, you’re her double! I bet you’ve heard that a trillion times."

One more wrote: "Wow she looks lovely could be your sis Sophie. Happy birthday 🎂 👏👏❤️"

Sophie recently revealed that she is training to be a florist after losing her job in Debenhams.

It has also been a life-changing year for her brother, who revealed he'd got engaged to his girlfriend Paige earlier this year.

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