Channel 4's Gogglebox is looking for new cast members - how to apply

By Kieran Doody

UK Trending Editor

Channel 4's Gogglebox is looking for new cast members - how to apply

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We’ve all joked about how we know somebody who should be on Gogglebox.

Whether it’s family or friends, Channel 4 has announced it is now on the lookout for new talent to take part on the hit TV show.

Channel 4 bosses are searching for people to bring laughs and good vibes to our living rooms.

The show has proven a hit with families across the UK and become a staple of British TV as we watch our favourite cast members give their hilarious takes on the week’s TV schedule.

The show has won multiple awards, most recently fending off competition from documentary Caroline Flack: Her Life And Death, travel series Gordon, Gino And Fred: American Road Trip and Paul O’Grady’s For the Love Of Dogs to claim the factual prize at this year’s National Television Awards.

Channel 4 describe the type of person thy are looking for

Executive producer Victoria Ray described the type of person Channel 4 bosses are looking 4 and explained how they are not looking for typical TV personalities.

She said: "The ideal people are ones who don't know that they're funny. We like people who are charismatic, engaging and don't necessarily see themselves as TV personalities.

"We like to pick people who don't want to be on the telly."

She added: "It's good when they have no filter because then they don't second-guess themselves when they're talking.

"We basically want people that you warm to and you want to see in your living rooms."

How to apply to be on Gogglebox

Channel 4 have never given an exact criteria or application process for the show.

Producers are usually on the lookout for people who don’t necessarily want to be on TV.

A spokesperson has previously said: “There is no way to apply to be on Gogglebox.”

Executives seem to have their eyes and ears everywhere so don’t be surprised if someone you think should be on the show receive a call!

Channel 4 bosses also select talent from other shows, most notable Steph and Dom who impressed during an appearance on Channel 4’s Four In A Bed.

It makes sense that there is now official process as producers want cast members who are normal people with real jobs and have no interest in becoming TV stars.

How much do Gogglebox stars get paid?

According to reports, stars of the show are pad a sum of £1,500 each month.

This is per household, so the fee remains the same regardless of how many people are involved in each group.

It is then up to cast members to divide the pay between themselves.

Not bad for sitting down and watching TV!