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How Gogglebox families came to take part in the show…

This is a dream job!

Chloe Ash

We all love watching TV from our sofas, so have you ever thought about actually getting paid to do just that? According to The Sun, each family on hit Channel 4 show Gogglebox is paid a monthly allowance of £1,500 to appear on our screens every week – they even get treated to a takeaway during filming – so what is the process that all your favourite Gogglebox families went through to star in the programme? 

Gogglebox families get a free takeaway everytime they film

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As the hit television programme has gained popularity, the number of individuals who want a slice of the fame that others have achieved has increased, but creator Stephen Lambert has revealed that you can't directly apply to be on the show as the cast are scouted. Gogglebox creators have found some of your favourite cast members in the most mundane places - from Leon and June being scouted in a bridge club, and Stephen and Chris approached in the hairdressers where they worked! Speaking to Radio Times in 2015, the television producer explained that at the start he had to persuade the majority of families to be on the show: "Everybody on Gogglebox has been found and persuaded to be on the show and I think that's the key to why they are likeable and why the show works, because we get to know these people." The 60-year-old stated: "We've never advertised for people on Gogglebox."

Some Gogglebox stars have now become celebs

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Stars that have become popular celebrities thanks to the show include Scarlett Moffatt, who went on to appear on I'm a Celebrity and Steph and Dom, who have had their own show commissioned. Starring on the show certainly brings rise to opportunities of making money that go beyond being an armchair critic. What a dream! 

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