The “wages” paid to the families who appear on Gogglebox have reportedly been revealed.
Each family on the hit Channel 4 show is given an allowance of £1,500 a month, The Sun reports, in exchange for 12 hours of filming per week. Each family decides for itself how to split this allowance among members.
The 12 hours of filming is said to be split into two six-hour shifts. According to the report, Channel 4 also pays for the families to have takeaways to sustain them during their six-hour filming stints.
Gogglebox is currently midway through its eighth series on Channel 4. Series eight, which began in September, is the first not to feature popular, alcohol-loving couple Steph and Dom Parker from Sandwich in Kent. Another popular Gogglebox duo, Sandy Channer and Sandra Martin from Brixton in south London, have been largely absent from the new series too.
Meanwhile, Scarlett Moffatt of County Durham’s Moffatt family is currently competing on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, for which she is rumoured to be earning a £70,000 fee.
Gogglebox‘s Louis Michael recently took part in NME‘s Soundtrack Of My Life feature and picked songs by Florence and the Machine, Kate Bush and Adele. Read the full feature here.