GOGGLEBOX star Sandra Martin was left terrified after her friend collapsed at her home.

The TV favourite – who shot to fame on the Channel 4 show from 2013 to 2017 – revealed she leaped into action and called the emergency services after noticing her pal struggling to breathe.


Sandra, 60, shared a photo alongside the fire service and paramedic crew, while her friend was on a stretcher.

"Yes everyone, I left Derby to move to my best friend Anne Marie of 40 years to look after her," she told fans.

"Today she couldn't breathe, so I called 999 but the fire crew had to come.

"Thanks to the NHS fire services for taking my best friend to hospital."

Sandra returned to social media to give worried fans an update on her friend's health.

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"Yes, she is back and okay, I couldn't help it if the ambulance and fire service," the former telly star continued.

"Was totally shocked when I opened the door – my best friend was okay, she was in good hands. Thanks again NHS."

Sandra, 59, made her debut in the very first series of Gogglebox – back in March 2013.

At the time, the larger-than-life lady, from Brixton, south London, was joined by best pal Sandi Bogle.

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Sandra is known for her extravagant jewellery and big gold rings, and Sandra set up her own business Ringsandtings in 2015.

Grandma Sandra split from her fiance Derek just before Christmas 2015, having popped the question over New Years the previous year.

Sandra announced she had quit Gogglebox during a chat on This Morning on July 19, 2017.

Speaking to Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes on the ITV chat show, she said: "I am going to miss it, but I decided at that time I wanted to move on to other things.
"It's four and a half years now, and I'm just moving on, keeping up with the times."

Sandra admitted it wasn't the same being on the show with her daughter Chancez after her best pal Sandi quit the show.

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She explained: "Sandi left last year as everyone knows, she's my TV partner, and my daughter came on after.

"I want to pursue my career to do other things, Sandi had gone before, but it wouldn't have been the same with my daughter.

"There are certain subjects that I can't discuss with a 24-year-old."


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