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Gogglebox star makes revelation about show rules - and it might surprise you

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Francesca Shillcock
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Former Gogglebox star Sandra Martin has made a revelation about her time while working on the Channel 4 programme – and it might surprise you! The TV star, who was a fan-favourite on the show from the first series in 2013 until her departure in 2017, revealed to a fan on social media that the cast were apparently not allowed to participate in other programmes.

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After a fan tweeted Sandra directly to say they missed her, the former armchair critic wrote: "After Sandi left I [missed] her so much. Plus it was a contract show... you can't do certain shows like Big Brother if [you're] on Gogglebox. Anyway, I'm happy 5 years on [the] sofa was good enough," followed by a series of emojis.

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The star was also asked whether she would return to Gogglebox in the future – leading Sandra to respond that she believed once a cast member had left, they could not return for future series. However, this has not been confirmed by the channel.

Meanwhile, there have been reports that other fan-favourites could be making a return to their sofa to critique the week's TV for the Channel 4 show. The Tapper family, who first appeared on the series in 2013 for series one before leaving five years later, recently hinted they could come back very soon.

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Sandi and Sandra were fan-favourites on the show

Amy Tapper teased the news on her social media. Replying to a fan's question on Instagram Stories, she explained: "For now I don't think [we'll be back] but I think next year or the year after is the 10th anniversary of Gogglebox so who knows. Maybe we'll come back for a cheeky series." Sounds promising!

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However, it sounds like a permanent comeback isn't on the cards for the Tapper family. Amy also previously told The Mirror: "I'm personally not going back on Gogglebox. They can go on but they won't be with me," adding that she is "not really sure" if they'll be coming back.

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