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Gogglebox Are Recruiting New Stars For Series

Michele Theil

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Gogglebox Are Recruiting New Stars For Series

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Channel 4's hilarious TV commentary show Gogglebox are looking for new stars to join the show after five cast members have recently left.

Following the deaths of show favourites Pete McGarry, Andrew Michael, and Mary Cook, their TV-watching counterparts have decided to leave the show.

Paige Deville and her mum Sally have also quit the show.

Gogglebox bosses are now launching a recruitment drive, with executive producer Victoria Ray telling The Daily Star: "There are going to be new faces. They'll be joining during the current series."

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For those who want a chance to be on the show, Ray offered some advice on the criteria: "We pick people who don't want to be on telly. The ideal people are ones who don't know that they're funny," adding that they should also be "charismatic and engaging."

Gogglebox returned to screens on Friday (September 17), meaning any new stars would be joining as the series goes on, with the recruitment drive active now.

The show is very popular, having won a gong for best Factual Entertainment Programme at the National Television Awards earlier this month.

Marina (right) has left the show after the recent death of Mary Cook. (Credit: Channel 4)
Marina (right) has left the show after the recent death of Mary Cook. (Credit: Channel 4)

There is not a public application process for the show, as it is rumoured that Channel 4 talent scouts handpick fun and dynamic families to appear on the show.

Channel 4 also often pull their Gogglebox talent from other TV shows, such as Four In A Bed, which current Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom previously appeared on.

Those appearing on the show reportedly get paid £1500 a month, a flat rate that does not change no matter how many people are in the home or family.

You also get a free takeaway per filming session.

Though there's no guaranteed way of getting on the show, making yourself noticed on social media and other avenues could be a step in the right direction.

Topics: Gogglebox, Channel 4, TV And Film

Michele Theil
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