If you have square eyes and want to get paid to watch television, Gogglebox is looking for new participants for its next series. The reality TV phenomenon is a strange concept — it basically people commenting on people watching TV…commenting on TV.
Since 2013, Gogglebox has been a part of Channel 4’s Friday night roster. Whether you’re a fan of the Tappers, Jenny and Lee, or the Siddiquis, Gogglebox has always had a colourful cast of TV-obsessed families to pick apart our weekly viewings.
When news that Gogglebox was recruiting started doing the rounds, people were obviously over the moon that they could join the show. However, there’s apparently a catch. Instead of just being able to apply online, the official Gogglebox Twitter gave the heartbreaking news that it’s not that simple.
The @TheSun & @hellomag are posting that we are looking for applicants for #gogglebox This is untrue. We have never carried out an application process for the show and have predominantly only ever street cast. We hugely apologise for any inconvenience #fakenews— C4 Gogglebox (@C4Gogglebox) April 13, 2019
That’s right, we were well and truly Fake News’ed and you won’t be selected by emailing the show. It didn’t take grumpy Goggleboxers long to express their dismay online. Mainly, people were miffed that they’d been mislead by news of applying.
Fuming thought I was about to get my big break— Brooke Murphy (@br00kemurphy) April 13, 2019
Absolutely gutted. I have been trying the email address all day hoping it wasvjust my internet not working 😯😢@madtaffy I am heartbroken. Had my fingers crossed xx— Michelle Barrett (@MichelleBarett1) April 13, 2019
Omg your loss gogglebox would have tripled the ratings 😢😢😢😢😢— karen james (@madtaffy) April 13, 2019
I just planned my entire life thinking this was my new job – hmu 👀— Lily (@_raviolily) April 14, 2019
Fuming, me and my husband wanted to apply for the show as well 😞— Liam Buchanan (@LiamBuchanan6) April 13, 2019
Gogglebox dreams in tatters🤣— Clare Midgley (@Clareylou72_) April 13, 2019
Whoops I filled it out 🙄
Sorry guys, it looks like if you want to join Gogglebox, you’ll have to head out onto the street and hope you cross paths with the scouting team.
Still, there’s a chance you could be sat on the sofa in front of millions and could be the next Scarlett Moffatt. Good luck my square-eyed friends.
[Featured Image: Channel 4]