Gogglebox boss reveals how you can get on the show as they cast new families

GOGGLEBOX’S bosses have lifted the lid on what they’re looking for from new families as they hunt for new talent.

With four families having left the programme ahead of the latest series, producers are keen to bring in new blood.


Gogglebox is on the lookout for new families

Executive producer Victoria told the Daily Star: “There are going to be new faces. They’ll be joining during the current series.

“We pick people who don’t want to be on telly.

“The ideal people are ones who don’t know that they’re funny. We like people who are charismatic, engaging and who don’t necessarily see themselves as TV personalities.”

It’s been a year of devastating losses for Gogglebox and its fans.

Show favourites Pete McGarry, 71, Andrew Michael, 61, and Mary Cook, 92, have all died in recent months and their grieving families have decided not to continue on the programme.

While Paige Deville and mum Sally have also quit following a row behind the scenes.

The TV show’s creator Stephen Lambert previously said that none of the participants applied to be on the show.

He said: “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.”

Gogglebox returned to screens on Friday night and it featured one very new face in the form of Pete Sandiford’s baby son.

At the National Television Awards earlier this month, show star Julie Malone paid tribute to Andy, Pete and Mary as the show picked up a gong for best Factual Entertainment Programme.

In a moving tribute that had viewers in tears, she shared: “On behalf of the Gogglebox family, I would just like to say a massive thanks for this award and on a sadder note, I’d like to dedicate it to all the people we’ve lost over the last 18 months.

“Andy, Pete, Mary and everybody’s favourite grandma June who has been reunited with Leon.”

Pete McGarry, 71, passed away in the summer


Pete McGarry, 71, passed away in the summerCredit: PA
Mary Cook, left, sadly died too


Mary Cook, left, sadly died tooCredit: PA
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