Tom Malone Jr has revealed his new job after leaving Gogglebox (Picture: Channel 4)
A month after quitting his role on Gogglebox, Tom Malone has landed a new job that is incredibly appropriate given we’ve seen him sit on a couch for almost seven years alongside his family.
Going in a slightly different, yet still seated, direction, the reality star, 26, revealed his hilariously apt new gig as ‘Head of Chair Testing’ for company Bigdug.
You could say he is made for the role.
According to the job, Tom will be put to work trying, testing and rating all kinds of seating on his social media. We didn’t know #ChairTwitter was a niche we needed, but here we are.
Tom – who sports more than 270,000 followers on Instagram – joked about his new job, sharing a clip to socal media: ‘Some may say that I’m overqualified for the job but it’s all about transferable skills, right?
‘I’ve just left a show sitting on my arse for a living – and now for my first real brand job I’m going to be sitting on arse – you can’t really make it up.’
Hey, no shame in sticking to what you know.
Bigdug’s Public Relations Manager, Polly Maclennan added of their new high-profile employee: ‘We really couldn’t think of anyone better than Tom to be assigned as Bigdug’s Head of Chair Testing.
‘We’ve watched him over his time on Gogglebox and having gained so much experience sitting down over the last few years, we know he has the knowledge and expertise to take on the role better than anyone else.’
Tom shared he was in the market for more TV work (Picture: Twitter)
It comes after Tom announced in February he was leaving the Channel 4 series after becoming a fan favourite alongside his mum Julie, dad Tom Senior and brother Shaun.
Keen to pursue other TV jobs (which may follow his seated jobs), Tom shared the news on Twitter alongside a photo of himself holding a sign looking for TV work.
The professional dancer wrote: ‘So after 6 and a half years it’s finally time to put down the remote and say goodbye to Gogglebox.
‘I’ve loved every minute and I’m eternally grateful to Channel 4 and Studio Lambert for allowing me to be a part of the show. But new opportunities are knocking on the door and it’s time to explore them.
‘I look forward to enjoying the show as a viewer and not having to worry about saying something stupid. PS. Don’t worry my parents and brother will still be on the show to keep you entertained every Friday.’
He finished: ‘To the future,’ with two champagne flutes clinking.
Gogglebox airs on Channel 4 every Friday at 9pm.Credit: Original article published here.