Gogglebox's Silent Jay: 'I'm always very vocal about The X Factor'

Published Wednesday, Apr 1 2015, 15:32 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Gogglebox's Silent Jay said he is "very vocal", despite appearing to never utter a word on the Channel 4 show.

Jay Makin, 22, is well known as 'the guy who sits in silence', on the show where couples, families and friends give their verdicts on the week's TV while sitting in the comfort of their living rooms.

Gogglebox's Jay and Eve.

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Speaking to The Sun, Jay said: "At first it was new to me, so I was just a bit shy and then it just kind of evolved into a running thing - 'When's Jay going to speak? When's Jay going to talk?'."

Jay, who revealed plans to sing in a pop-punk band, continued: "They just edit out the bits where I talk. I mean, whenever X Factor comes on, I'm always very vocal but those bits never make it on to the show because it's become a running joke that I never say anything."

However, Jay said that being silent has made him popular: "It's kind of built me up, I guess and I am grateful for every opportunity it has brought me since."

Earlier this month it was revealed that Jay had broken up with his girlfriend Eve, but will still continue to film alongside her and her parents.

Jay, who revealed stars of the show have been signed for another series at the end of the year, said there are "no hard feelings" between him and Eva.

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