Gogglebox star Paige Deville has called out the show’s production team for taking advantage of her toilet paper, following her dramatic departure from the Channel 4 show.
The 25-year-old reality star, who infamously quit the show last month after accusing tv bosses of providing ‘zero aftercare’, claimed the crew used her home essentials, like toilet paper and even electricity.
Speaking to BirminghamLive, Paige said: ‘The whole filming was very invasive.
‘We weren’t getting paid much but Gogglebox staff would be using your electric, your soap, your toilet paper.’
The star added: ‘Filming is tough.
‘You would stop to go to the toilet but other than that you wouldn’t have a break. You would eat while filming.’
Paige also revealed that she wasn’t paid a ‘celebrity wage’ even though she was considered a Gogglebox regular, she and mum Sally reportedly received £100 for a nine-hour filming session.
‘There are more popular characters on the show than myself and my mum like Pete and Sophie and the Malones,’ Paige explained.
‘When they weren’t available producers would contact us and ask us to film at the drop of a hat which we would do.’
Last month Paige decided it was the right time to leave the reality show, tweeting at the time: ‘I have made the decision to walk away from Gogglebox.
‘It’s been an experience but one I cannot continue with due to long hours of filming, restrictiveness, control of our actions and opinions & zero aftercare support but hey who cares about ex cast, their NTA winners.’
A Gogglebox spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘The welfare of contributors – past and present – is of paramount importance and robust protocols are in place to support contributors before, during and after taking part in the series.’
Gogglebox returns next Friday at 9pm on Channel 4.
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