Gogglebox star Josh Tapper is swapping his seat on the sofa for 10 Downing Street after landing a job at the Cabinet Office. The talented 20-year-old is set to leave the Channel 4 reality show after four years in order to carry out a Civil Service apprenticeship, it has been revealed. He will one of more than 2,000 staff who work with Prime Minister Theresa May and her Cabinet.
Gogglebox star Josh Tapper is leaving the show for a job at the Cabinet Office
A source told the Mirror: "Channel 4 will, of course, keep the door open for him but it's a really exciting opportunity for him. It's a much coveted job. Josh has already started having meetings within No. 10." Josh's family – his chauffeur dad Jonathan, nursery teacher mum Nikki and 17-year-old sister Amy – will continue to appear on the show. "The Tappers are one of the show's favourite families and Channel 4 really wanted them to carry on, even without Josh," the insider added. "The family are very proud of him."
Josh's apprenticeship will take two years, encompassing a range of administrative duties, after which he will have the option to apply for a full-time Government position.
The Tapper family, meanwhile, recently embarked on a health kick after dad Jonathan was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Speaking about his new approach to fitness, Josh said: "I do a mixture of cardio and weights at the gym. I used to go once a week but now I train most days. Having a family member with diabetes does hit home how important diet is."