Gogglebox star Mary Killen has revealed that her marriage to Giles Wood may have been in danger if the show had not forced them to spend time together.
"We were like ships passing in the night. I got up early. He went to bed late. And we rarely even ate together.
"I know a few couples who have split up because they have decided they can't stand one another.
"Sitting down and watching television reminded us how much we enjoyed the same jokes,″ Mary told the Daily Star.
The eccentric pair, who met at art college over 30 years ago, regularly call each other by the nickname "nutty" which Mary explains is because "we both consider the other to be a bit mad".
"Certainly Giles has multiple personality disorder so he's all sorts of people and one of them is a bit of a genius.
"The truth is we’re both neurotic.″
She continued: "I have a low tolerance for things like whistling.
"He hates it when the phone rings and just sits there demanding "who on earth is that?′ instead of answering it.
"Giles also has a lot of minor accidents. Stubbing his toe, banging his head, burning or cutting himself.
"When he grazed the roof of his mouth with a crisp he made a tremendous fuss.
"You have to understand all men are really annoying one way or another.
"Would you prefer one of your friends’ husbands?
"I’ve thought about each one in turn and concluded their habits are even more irritating than Giles’s.″