- Played by: Matthew Horne
- Only Sane Man: Compared to his and Stacey's wacky families.
Stacey Shipman (née West)
- Played by: Joanna Page
Neil "Smithy" Smith
- Played by: James Corden
Vanessa Shanessa "Nessa" Jenkins
- Played by: Ruth Jones
- Bouncer: Had this job as part of her Mysterious Past.
- Deadpan Snarker: Heavy emphasis on deadpan. Even while telling the most ridiculous story, she's able to do it with a serious tone.
- Hidden Depths: So many, it becomes a running joke.
- Multiple-Choice Past: She's apparently been one of the original lineup for All Saints, played with Jools Holland, and had an affair with John Prescott. That is, if she's to be believed.
- Repetitive Name: Vanessa Shanessa nicknamed Nessa.
Michael "Mick" Shipman
- Played by: Larry Lamb
- Only Sane Man: Acts as this for Pam and for Smithy. Especially after Gavin has moved to Wales.
Pamela Andrea "Pam" Shipman
- Played by: Alison Steadman
Brynfor "Bryn" West
- Played by: Rob Brydon
- Ambiguously Gay: Bryn certainly shows a lot more interest in men than women, but it's never confirmed as he's entirely chaste and implied to be a virgin. Given that he's unfazed by other people's homosexuality, it seems not so much that he's in denial as that the thought he is gay has just somehow never occurred to him.
- Catchphrase: "I won't lie to you"
- Played by: Melanie Walters