Gogglebox is one our favourite shows thanks to its heartwarming interactions and clever wit as households like Jenny and Lee, The Siddiquis and more critique the week's TV.
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Our regular favourites are now back for the new season, and while getting paid to watch TV with your favourite family members sounds like the dream, we can't help but wonder how much the stars are paid to be on the show. Want to know more? We've done some investigating, and this is all you need to know about how much they're paid...
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How much do Gogglebox families get paid?
While Channel 4 themselves have never confirmed the stars' wages, according to The Sun, each family is paid the same monthly allowance of £1,500. The paper reported that the family members split the fee at their own discretion. On top of this, each family is reportedly treated to a takeaway during filming.
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During her time on I'm A Celebrity, original Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt revealed that she had paid off her parents' mortgage with her earnings, but this was most likely due to her deals and endorsements than her Gogglebox salary. Sandra Martin also told the Mail On Sunday, "I paid tax on an income of £100,000. In fact, ever since I started doing Gogglebox in 2012, I have earned around £100,000 every year." Not too shabby!
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What do the Googlebox stars need to do?
It might sound like easy money, but the Googleboxers have a job to do - and it involves putting in a lot of TV-watching hours. In exchange for the fee and food, each family is expected to commit to 12 hours of filming per week across two six-hour shifts. This means that a lot of them complete their TV vieweing while juggling other full-time and part-time jobs. While watching, they need to share their opinions and views on the shows, which then brings us the entertainment!
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How do I apply to be on Googlebox?
It's not known whether Channel 4 are currently recruiting new families, and although there were reports that you could apply via email, Channel 4 has stated that they only ever approach the participants themselves.
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