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Stars of Channel 4 show Gogglebox Dominic and Stephanie Parker put Salutation in Sandwich up for sale

09 May 2014
by Emily Stott

The "posh ones" from hit TV show Gogglebox are selling the Salutation in Sandwich for £3.5million.

The Grade I listed building - and infamous Secret Gardens of Sandwich - are up for sale to the highest bidder.

Dominic, 50, and Stephanie Parker, 48, are reality stars of Channel 4's Gogglebox and Four In a Bed.

Dom and Steph Parker outside the Salutation in Sandwich

Dom and Steph Parker outside the Salutation in Sandwich

They have owned the Salutation for 10 years and have seen many changes in their lives - particularly their appearance on Gogglebox, which catapulted them to fame.

Mr Parker said: "Our lives are changing. We just want to spend more time with the children - we want to do something different and move on."

Gogglebox is a reality TV programme in which cameras record families' reactions while they watch TV at home.

The Parkers became known as the "posh ones" for their incessant drinking, luxurious home and no-nonsense reactions.

Mr Parker explained their recent fame has been a deciding factor in the sale - and that rumours the pair could land their own chat show might also be true.

Gogglebox stars Dom and Steph Parker in action on Channel 4. Picture 4OD

Gogglebox stars Dom and Steph Parker in action on Channel 4. Picture: 4OD

He said: "We have been planning to do that for a while now and we will just see what happens.

"A chat show is a possibility, we will wait and see - it would be very nice."

The sale of the 16-bedroom property could mean the Secret Gardens of Sandwich could be at risk if the new owner decides to make the 3.5 acre gardens private, or destroy them altogether.

Mr Parker said: "If someone offered me £50billion, but they were going to knock it all down, I'd probably say yes.

"I am hoping whoever buys it will keep the garden open. I think anyone with half a brain would keep them open as they're fantastic gardens."

The house boasts 16 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and seven reception rooms and, as Mrs Parker pointed out on Gogglebox when watching an episode of Downtown Abbey, also has 63 windows.

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