How much do the Gogglebox cast get paid? And how do you apply to be on the show?

18 May 2022, 11:34

Giles and Mary discuss marriage on Gogglebox

Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

What are the Gogglebox wages? We look into how much the families get paid and how you can apply to be on the show?

Gogglebox is back for another series, with the likes of Giles and Mary, Jenny and Lee and The Malones all taking their rightful spots on the sofa.

But while we get to peek into the lives of the Gogglebox families, have you ever wondered how much they get paid and how you can apply to be on the show? Well, here’s everything you need to know…

What are the Gogglebox wages?

Channel 4 has never confirmed how much the Gogglebox families get paid.

Gogglebox's Stephen and Daniel get paid £1,500
Gogglebox's Stephen and Daniel get paid £1,500. Picture: Instagram

However, an insider previously told The Sun that each family get a monthly allowance of £1,500 between them.

This is then split between the stars however they sit fit.

As well as that, the families are also said to be provided with a free takeaway of their choice while they’re watching TV.

How long do the Gogglebox families film for?

During periods of filming, the families are expected to commit to 12 hours of filming a week across two six-hour shifts.

This means most of them film in between working full time or part time jobs.

How can you apply to be on Gogglebox?

It’s not clear whether Gogglebox are taking on any new families at the moment as the new series has just started and the current social distancing rules are in place.

In the past, people have been encouraged to get in contact with show producers Studio Lambert by emailing

Many of the current stars were approached by casting directors, with the production company saying they are looking for families or friends with "strong and entertaining" opinions.

Previously discussing their casting process, the show's creator Stephen Lambert said in 2015: "Everybody on Gogglebox has been found and persuaded to be on the show and I think that's the key to why they are likeable and why the show works, because we get to know these people.

He added: "We've never advertised for people on Gogglebox."

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