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How much do the Gogglebox families get paid?

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Are the cast of Gogglebox really paid in takeaways? (Picture: Channel 4)

Gogglebox has made names like Scarlett Moffatt, Jenny Newby, and Mary and Marina household names since it first appeared on our screens in 2013.

Viewers have speculated that the stars in Gogglebox get paid in takeaways, as (particularly in earlier series) they all seemed to be eating them all the time.

There is also a rumour that Channel 4 pays the families in dogs, as each family appears to have at least one precious pooch.

Is there any truth in these rumours, and how much TV do the stars watch every week for the show?

How much do the Gogglebox families get paid?

Contrary to popular belief, Gogglebox stars are paid in money, not dogs.

Although, if they want to spend their money on some new pups then that is totally up to them – we’re not judging.

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The stars are given a set fee of £1,500 every month (Picture: Channel 4/Gogglebox )

Each Gogglebox family gets paid £1,500 every month, The Sun revealed.

They then share that out among themselves.

They also get a free takeaway of their choice to keep them fuelled during long filming sessions.

How much TV do they watch?

The families in Gogglebox have to watch 12 hours of TV a week for the show.

That is split into two six-hour shifts, allowing most participants to hold down their day jobs around filming.

How can I apply to be on Gogglebox?

There’s some good news if you have ever wanted to be on Gogglebox, as the producers have started a new recruitment drive.

However, there isn’t an application process to join the cast of Gogglebox – the production team usually scout for new cast members by travelling the country and finding personalities that fit the bill.

Speaking about the casting, the show’s creator Stephen Lambert said in 2015: ‘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. We’ve never advertised for people on Gogglebox.’

Gogglebox continues tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.

Credit: Original article published here.

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