After a fun-filled 2019, Gogglebox is wrapping up for the year on Christmas Eve with a special best-of-the-year edition of the popular reality TV show. With the New Year around the corner - and a new series on the horizon - how can you apply for Gogglebox 2020? Read on for all the info you need…
Steph and Dom opened up about the show
Speaking to HELLO!, former Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom have opened up about how you can get onto the show. "I think things have changed now," explained Dom, "but certainly when it started, the principle was that they were looking for people who didn't particularly want to be on telly and we didn't particularly want to be on telly. I think things have changed now, but it is made by the same people who did Four in a Bed and they just rang us up and asked us! And the rest is history!"
Steph added that they didn't have to hesitate before agreeing to the show, saying: "Well, if someone says, 'Listen, I am going to give you a couple of hundred quid to sit on the sofa and get a bit smashed with your husband and watch the telly', what are you going to say? Come on, think about it!" The pair also revealed that they would "never say never" to returning to the show, with Steph saying: "You cannot judge or rule anything out in this game."
She then elaborated, explaining: "I think they are very happy with the crop that they have got, we were very clear where we think that it is a show where a lot of voices need to be heard. I don't think it would make great TV us going back, because I think everyone knows what we would say. So I think the whole point of the show is for the nation to hear what the nation thinks, not necessarily what Steph and Dom think!"
The series 14 finale of Gogglebox airs on Christmas Eve
How to apply for Gogglebox
Things have indeed changed for 2020, as the show's production company, Studio Lambert, is now accepting applications for series 15. All you need to do is drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and if you're lucky you'll be considered to appear on the Channel 4 favourite.
How much do the Gogglebox stars get paid?
According to The Sun, cast members are paid £1,500 a month and are given a free takeaway every time they're filmed.
When is the Gogglebox series finale on?
The Gogglebox series 14 finale airs on Channel 4 at 9pm, 24th December.