Want to apply for Gogglebox? This is how

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It's a regular Friday night, you're sitting down with your friends and family watching your fave TV show whilst you're regretfully chowing down on takeaway. But, that's OK, because you're distracted by your hilarious family or pals.

Do you think to yourself: "We would be great on Gogglebox?" But, you have no idea how to even go about it, right? Well we've got all the details you could ever need to know to be able to apply for the Channel 4 series.

Want to apply for Gogglebox? This is how
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Who do you email to be on Gogglebox?

So, at the mo, it's unknown whether or not Studio Lambert (the production company for Gogglebox are looking for newbies. But, what we do know is that every series there is at least two newbies introduced to us.

Past Goggleboxers have been told the best way to get in contact is by emailing: applyforgogglebox@studiolambert.com

What are Studio Lambert looking for?

Studio Lambert look for entertaining viewers with "strong and entertaining" opinions about TV shows.

Apparently, a lot of current Gogglebox families were street casted and found in public locations – Stephen and Chris were.

How much do Gogglebox stars get paid?

Well, a Gogglebox insider revealed to The Sun Online that each of the families are given £1,500. The amount is then split between contributing family members – at their own discretion.

Not bad, eh?

Whilst on I'm A Celebrity last year, original Gogglebox star, Scarlett Moffatt, revealed that she had paid off her parents' mortgage with her earnings.

Sandra Martin also told Mail On Sunday, "I paid tax on an income of £100,000. In fact, ever since I started doing Gogglebox in 2012, I have earned around £100,000 every year."

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How many hours do Gogglebox stars work for?

12 hours of filming a week. But the hours are split across two 6 hour shifts. Although that’s a lot of TV, it's not bad for the £££.

Meet the cast and families of Gogglebox


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Giles and Mary

Giles Wood, an artist, and writer Mary Killen apparently have a cupboard full of broken crockery or a "mending cupboard". They're also friends with Boris Johnson and his sister Rachel.

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The Malone Family

Tom and Julie and their two sons Tom Jnr and Shaun. Also loads of dogs. So many dogs. One's called Dave. They're from Manchester.

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Steph and Dom

Stephanie and Dominic Parker aka the posh couple off Gogglebox quit the show back in 2016.

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Ellie and Izzi

Sisters Ellie and Izzi are our spirit animals with their array of take-away foods every Friday night.

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The Johnson-Aley Family

New for 2017, dad Vernal, mum Shirley and daughter Olivia are from the Wirral. Olivia previously went viral when she was at university after rapper Coolie came to her student house for dinner. Seriously.

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Jenny and Lee

Best friends Jenny and Lee have us in stitches with their commentary from the sofa.

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The Moffatt Family

Scarlett quit the show after winning I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! 2016 and picking up TV jobs left, right and centre.Show bosses felt that the Moffatt family wouldn't quite be the same without Scarlett and so will no longer be appearing in the show. WE ARE DEVO :(.

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Bill and Josef

Bill Hartston and Josef Kollar have been best friends since meeting seventeen years ago at a Monopoly charity walk.

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The Siddiqui Family

Baasit, Umar and their dad, Sid. Other brother Raza sometimes makes an appearance and the mum and daughters occasionally pop in.

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The Woerdenweber Family

German-born Ralph, Viv and their daughter Eve. Eve's boyfriend Jay used to be a completely silent sofa staple, but then they broke up so Silent Jay is no more.

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Sandra and Chanchez

You'll, of course, know that Sandra Martin's daughter Chanchez stepped in to fill the void left by Sandra's former partner in crime, Sandi, a couple of series ago. Sandra also recently revealed she's quit the show :(

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The Gilbey Family

Linda, Pete and their son George are from Clacton-On-Sea, Essex.

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Reverend Kate and Graham

The UK's fave vicar Kate Bottley and her husband Graham are often joined by their greyhound Buster.

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The Tapper Family

Nikki and Jonathan Tapper are at the head of the family with their two children, Josh and Amy.

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Mary and Marina

Mary and Marina are the hilarious, cheeky wine-swigging Bristolians who once went to Butlers in the Buff.

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Stephen and Christopher

Stephen Webb and Christopher Steed used to date in series 1 but now they're just friends.

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The Michael Family

Andrew, Carolyne, Louis and Alex. There's also another daughter, Catheryne who popped up recently on series 7. She looks very like Alex and confused the crap out of Twitter.

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Leon and June

Leon and June Bernicoff are our ultimate couple goals. They've lived together in the same house since they got married in 1960.

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Dave and Shirley

Dave and Shirley live in Caerphilly and are highly entertaining on the ol' telly box.

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Tremaine, Twaine and Tristan

Three brothers Tremaine, Twaine and Tristan Plummer joined Gogglebox in early 2017 for series eight.

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The McCormick Family

Scott and Georgia watch with their son Isaac and their massive dog.

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Kathy, Cilla and Elvie

Series 11's first episode saw the introduction of three sassy new ladies, dubbed the 'three aunties' and they are HILARIOUS.

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Marcus, Mica, Sachelle and Shuggy

Marcus, Mica, Sachelle and Shuggy joined the Gogglebox cast for series 11 in 2018.

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John and Beryl

Series 12 newbies John and Beryl have divided their nation with their fractious relationship and regular bickering, but we love em.

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