Blackpool Gogglebox star, Sophie Sandiford, has surprised fans after sharing what appears to be her latest business venture.

Posting to her Instagram, she encouraged people to go and follow Instagram account ‘Petali Floristry’ with a caption which says ‘coming soon’.

Petali Floristry officially launches tomorrow (12 January) and they will be delivering flowers to the Blackpool postcode area (FY1-8).

Lancashire Telegraph: Sophie Sandiford encouraged fans to follow Petali Floristry(Photo: Instagram/@sophiesandiford1)Sophie Sandiford encouraged fans to follow Petali Floristry(Photo: Instagram/@sophiesandiford1)

A post on the Petali Floristry page said: “We are pleased to announce the start of our new florist service, we are excited to create beautiful fresh floral designs for any occasion.

“Please dm to order hand tied bouquets, hat box and bag arrangements, or any other floristry enquiries.

“These will be available in:
• white and green
• pink and white
• florists choice of colour”

Apparently, not all has gone smoothly at Petali Floristry as they posted an update to their Instagram story which said: “Great start… just nearly binned the keys to the workshop.”

In an Instagram post, Sophie revealed that she lost her job at Debenhams back in December 2020, after the company went into liquidation.

Posing with a colleague at the front of the store she wrote: "We might be going but we are going with a smile". 

A few months after losing he job, Sophie announced that she was training to be a florist.

In an episode of Channel 4’s Gogglebox, which aired in March 2021, Sophie was seen practicing her floristry skills with brother, Pete.

On the episode, she asked: "I’ve been practising my flowers, do you want to see the bouquets I’ve made?" 

"Go on then, let’s have a look," he replied, as Sophie warned him: "It’s got eucalyptus in."

Lancashire Telegraph: Sophie Sandiford practicing her floristry skills on Gogglebox in 2021 (Photo: Channel 4)Sophie Sandiford practicing her floristry skills on Gogglebox in 2021 (Photo: Channel 4)

After accidentally rubbing the eucalyptus into his eye, Pete joked: “I’m suing. I’m gonna ruin your business now before it’s even started darling.”

In a later episode of Gogglebox which aired in October, Sophie revealed that she had passed her floristry exams.