Gogglebox star hints they’ve sensationally QUIT the show

He plans to focus on his promising career

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by Carl Smith |
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It looks like one of our Gogglebox faves - Josh Tapper - might've just hinted he won't be returning to the show; and understandably we're borderline beside ourselves over the news.

Josh recently bagged himself a pretty impressive apprenticeship at actual 10 Downing Street (no biggie) and, while Channel 4 initially understood this to mean he'd be taking a short hiatus from the show, he's now revealed he plans to focus on his career.

The silver lining in this whole situation? Parents Jonathan and Nikki and sister Amy should hopefully continue to appear on the show.

Speaking to The Mirror, Josh spilled: "The option to go back is always there but I want to move away from that and the focus is now very much on my job.

"Of course, I miss it and the sitting on the couch watching TV. But I am more focused on my future... it's a more a secure path."

BELOW: Swipe through everything you NEVER knew about the Gogglebox families...


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Giles and Mary1 of 21
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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.

Steph and Dom3 of 21
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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 :(.

Bill and Josef8 of 21
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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.

The Siddiqui Family9 of 21
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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.

The Woerdenweber Family10 of 21
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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.

Sandra and Chanchez11 of 21
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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.

Reverend Kate and Graham13 of 21
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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.

The Tapper Family14 of 21
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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.

Mary and Marina15 of 21
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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.

Stephen and Christopher16 of 21
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Stephen and Christopher

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

The Michael Family17 of 21
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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.

Leon and June18 of 21
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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.

Dave and Shirley19 of 21
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Dave and Shirley

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

Tremaine, Twaine and Tristan20 of 21
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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.

Josh also revealed it's a love of telly that sparked his interest in a career in politics. He said: "I had an unusual interest sparked from watching The West Wing.

"This time last year, I Googled Government Communications Apprenticeship and it came up. I had no idea it even existed.

"It was really surreal walking through that front door of Number 10. After a few seconds you completely forget where you are...in the heart of Government."

We'll miss you, Josh.

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