Googlebox’s Sophie Sandiford unites with Izzi and Ellie to celebrate Shirley Griffiths’ birthday

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They have the dream job – sitting on their comfy sofas, watching TV.

And while the nature of Gogglebox means it's stars don't work together, they do have a unique bond.

This was on show on Thursday as the show's stars including Sophie Sandiford, pals Jenny and Lee and sisters Izzi and Ellie Warner all united to help Shirley Griffiths enjoy her lockdown birthday.

The telly stars flocked to Welsh star Shirley's Instagram account to wish her the best of birthdays, in friendly posts.

Posting a picture showing Shirl with her birthday cake, her husband Dave had written: "Happy birthday shirl, birthday girl."

Sophie Sandiford jumped onto the comments section to write: "Happy birthday shirley."

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Fellow Goggleboxer Izzi Warner added: "Happy birthday Shirley!! Hope you’ve been spoilt," while sister Ellie added: "Happy birthday Shirley. Hope you’ve had a lovely day xxx".

Hairdresser Stephen Webb, who viewers are used to seeing alongside his partner Daniel Lustig, got a little cheeky as he joked: "Happy birthday sexy Shirley."

Meanwhile best pals Jenny and Lee, who film Gogglebox from Lee's caravan, wrote: "Awhhhh happy birthday lovely."

Shirley and Dave were teenage sweethearts and celebrated their 45th anniversary in November.

The viewer favourites reminisced about their days at school together in a recent episode, after Dave said: "You might not know but I was rather rotund when I was a boy."

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But Shirley recalled: "I remember. Well I was in the same school as you."

She then reacted with mock horror as Dave recalled her being known for being 'big breasted' among their peers.

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