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Gogglebox star Giles Killen recalls the time he suffered from imposter syndrome

Gogglebox star Giles Killen has opened up about suffering from imposter syndrome.

As the Channel 4 programme returned to our screens last night, Giles spoke with his wife Mary about a family Zoom call where he admitted he kept ‘interjecting’ because of imposter syndrome.

Impostor syndrome (IS) refers to an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be.

‘I can’t get the hang of Zoom Mary, I don’t know when to shut up or listen,’ Giles began.

‘Remember that family Zoom call where I said I wasn’t enjoying it?’

‘You didn’t enjoy it,’ Mary chipped in.
‘I felt a bit of a prat,’ Giles continued. ‘I felt my interjections were supercilious, obnoxious.’

‘Why were you interjecting?’ his wife asked. To which Giles simply replied: ‘I got imposter syndrome.’

The TV personality went on to explain that he had ‘low self-esteem’, as Mary added: ‘You’re a complicated figure aren’t you?’

Elsewhere on the show, Pete Sandiford announced that he was engaged to his girlfriend, Paige Yeomans.

Pete and his sister chatted away about the news, with Sophie clearly thrilled for her brother.

‘Do you feel any different now that you’ve got engaged?’ Sophie asked.

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

‘Yes, you’re going to have a wife,’ Sophie added.

Pete also revealed he hasn’t chosen a best man, suggesting he could choose Sophie to be his ‘best woman’ – although she refuses to wear a tuxedo.

Gogglebox returns on Friday at 9pm on Channel 4.


Credit: Original article published here.

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