Gogglebox’s Sophie Sandiford reveals she’s training as a florist after losing her job at Debenhams

Gogglebox’s Sophie Sandiford reveals she’s training as a florist after losing her job at Debenhams

GOGGLEBOX star Sophie Sandiford has revealed she's training to become a florist after losing her retail job at Debenhams.

The 24-year-old announced the career move on the Channel 4 show last week after she was made redundant when the department store chain collapsed and closed stores across the UK.

Last year, Sophie was seen bursting into tears in an episode of Gogglebox as she discussed her fears of losing her job.

But on Friday, she told older brother Pete, 26, that she is taking on a new career as she began her training to become a florist.

She showed off a pair of pink leather gardening gloves for the course, as fans flocked to social media to show their support.

Sophie explained to Pete the gloves would be for "protecting her hands" while removing leaves and thorns from flowers like roses.

"I love that you're going to be learning floristry but as a florist of almost 20yrs I have no idea how you're going to get anything done with those gloves on," one woman wrote.

Another chimed in: "Sophie is definitely the florist I'd end up spending 2 hours just gossiping with."

Sophie announced that she had lost her retail job in December last year, with a photo of herself and a friend at the entrance of Debenhams.

Wearing a patterned face mask and a staff key chain with a bottle of hand sanitiser attached, she appeared to be smiling in the post.

She captioned the snap: "We might be going but we are going with a smile."

Sophie was previously seen crying over her fear she would lose her job during the pandemic, and was comforted by her brother.

"It's just sad isn't it," she replied, wiping away her tears. "It's just s**t for everybody, it's going to get even worse, more people are going to lose their jobs and things like that, it's just awful."

Big brother Pete recently revealed some exciting news of his own, announcing that he and his girlfriend Paige Yeomans were engaged.

He chatted to Sophie in the first episode of the new series about his worries of becoming a husband.

Sophie had asked her brother: "Do you feel any different now that you've got engaged?"

"Yeah, I think," he replied. "I feel like an even bigger responsibility. I don't know why. I'm going to have a wife."

Gogglebox airs on Fridays at 9pm on Channel 4

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