John Bishop is a comedian, presenter, actor and former footballer, having played for both Hyde FC and Southport FC.
He is best known for his roles on series such as Skins and John Bishop’s Britain – and for being vocal about the government’s actions in the coronavirus pandemic.
The actor is set to appear on tonight’s edition of Celebrity Gogglebox for Stand Up To Cancer, alongside The Who’s lead singer Roger Daltrey.
The 53-year-old has been married to his wife Melanie since 1993, with the couple sharing three sons.
Before we get a glimpse into John’s home on Gogglebox, where does he live with wife Melanie?
Where do John and his wife live?
John and Melanie currently live in Northwich, Cheshire.
The town is about 18 miles east of Chester, and 19 miles south of Manchester.
In 2014, The Sunday Times notably named Northwich as one of the best places to live in the UK.
John’s home is set to make an appearance in tonight’s Gogglebox special, as he shares his sofa with Roger.
What did John say about coronavirus?
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Travelling with my sister Carol …it’s incredible how the world has changed in six months. Nobody is suggesting Covid 19 is not a significant problem but to change the way we all live and the damage it is doing to our young people I honestly think we need to consider if the choices being made are the right ones . It seems risk assessments were made months ago when we knew significantly less than we do now and nothing has changed despite the correlation between infection and illness shifting. The media reporting is one note of fear with nobody challenging the narrative. I am sure we will come out of it but I think that will happen sooner if we keep checking if what we are being asked to do makes sense – long message but felt like getting it off my chest. Cheers
While John himself has not publicly disclosed that he has been diagnosed with or previously suffered from Covid-19, he has been quite vocal in his criticism towards the government’s handling of the pandemic.
In August, the actor had questioned the rules and restrictions put in place, suggesting many young people’s lives were being affected as a result.
Sharing a snap of him and sibling Carol travelling on a train while wearing face masks to Instagram, he wrote: ‘Travelling with my sister Carol… it’s incredible how the world has changed in six months.
‘Nobody is suggesting Covid-19 is not a significant problem but to change the way we all live and the damage it is doing to our young people, I honestly think we need to consider if the choices being made are the right ones.’
He continued: ‘It seems risk assessments were made months ago when we knew significantly less than we do now and nothing has changed despite the correlation between infection and illness shifting.
‘I am sure we will come out of it but I think that will happen sooner if we keep checking if that we are being asked to do makes sense.’
The next month, John later shared a video online in which he tried to make light of what he referred to as ‘confusing’ guidelines.
This was in response to the government introducing a rule of six people from more than one household being allowed to socialise together, as well as a 10pm curfew on pubs, bars and restaurants across England.
He said: ‘What I like about the fact that the government has now recognised that the virus is so clever, it knows whether you’re in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales, which is why we’ve all got different rules, cause that’s how clever it is.
‘It also knows whether you’re working from home, or at work.
‘Because if you’re at work and there’s more than six of you in the building, then obviously the virus then goes, “They’re at work, let’s leave the lads alone. They’re busy.”
‘Then obviously, it’s okay if you’re at home provided that when your kid goes to school, they don’t bring anyone back because they can have like 30 kids in a class, but they can’t have six of them back to play in a park.’
Credit: Original article published here.