A retired engineer and his two brothers from Carmarthenshire are getting used to being asked for selfies after becoming reality TV stars.

Huw Williams, 63, travels every week from his home in Mynydd Isa in Flintshire to his home village of Brynaman to take part in Gogglebocs Cymru with brothers Stephen, 58 and Mike, 65.

The trio are regular cast members of S4C’s popular Welsh language version of Gogglebox - where ordinary people voice their opinions about a range of television programmes.

Huw said: "We're a close family, despite living so far apart, and we regularly get together for family holidays in Ceredigion or to watch sport, either live or on television.

"Gogglebocs Cymru gives us an opportunity to watch television programmes we'd perhaps never see otherwise.

Catch up

"Sitting together in Brynaman means we can catch up on all the other gossip as well over a cup of coffee."

Huw was no stranger to television before joining Gogglebocs Cymru. He’s been a vicar on Emmerdale as well as an extra on Coronation Street and he has even been stopped in the street a few times and asked for his photo.

"I was in Cardiff a while ago and a woman came up to me and said her daughter watches Gogglebocs Cymru and asked to take a selfie with me. My brothers have had the same experience," he said.

'Wonderful moments'

Gogglebocs Cymru, narrated by comedian and broadcaster Tudur Owen, is made by two North Wales-based television production companies, Cwmni Da and Chwarel.

It’s the first time that the Gogglebox franchise has been licensed to another UK-based broadcaster.

Series producer Huw Maredudd said: “This is a continuation of the series which started before Christmas with the same group of people as before taking part.

“There were some wonderful moments during those programmes and some great comments were made about the various television programmes and there was a warm response to them on social media.

“The viewing figures were also excellent and the programmes we feature enjoy a boost to their viewing figures as well.

"Of course, we don't expect all the featured programmes to be enjoyed by everyone but we hope that the fact they are all having fun watching the programmes gathered around the TV set together comes through."

Gogglebocs Cymru is broadcast on S4C on Wednesdays at 9pm.

English subtitles are available and the programme can also be viewed on S4C Clic, BBC iPlayer and other streaming platforms.