How much the Gogglebox families are paid to watch telly

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How much the families on Gogglebox get paid to watch TV has reportedly been revealed.

The families that take part in the hit Channel 4 series - which continues its brand new series tonight - are understood to each get the same 'allowance'.

According to The Sun newspaper, it works out at £1,500 a month which is split between family members as they see fit.

But that's not all - as the families are also treated to free takeaways when they sit down in front of their tellys.

To earn their fees, the Goggleboxers must commit to 12 hours of filming a week in two, six hour long shifts.

It's certainly not money to be sniffed at for sitting down to watch TV each week....

And of course the stars of the show can get a lot more for other appearances.

Many of the show's stars have got off their couch to appear on the telly themselves.

Scarlet Moffatt is rumoured to have got as much as £70,000 for taking part in I'm A Celebrity in 2016.

And that's before she cashed in on an exercise DVD and autobiography sales as well, plus her appearances on Saturday Night Takeaway.

However the cast of other families that feature on Gogglebox were said to be unhappy at Scarlett's supposed 'VIP treatment'.

A source told The Sun newspaper last year: “Since day one of the show, all the families have been allowed to do minimal media appearances and interviews to remain as relatable as possible – which is why you rarely read about the other families.

Gogglebox's Scarlett Moffatt
Gogglebox's Scarlett Moffatt

“Now Scarlett has her radio show, a book, the fitness DVD, her own management and now her I’m A Celebrity appearance, they feel bosses think the show won’t work without her so are going against all their own rules to keep her happy.”

The insider claimed that some Gogglebox stars were particularly unhappy with Scarlett's 'VIP treatment' as she had only been a member of the cast from the third series.

A spokesperson for Channel 4 played down the claims in a statement to DigitalSpy, saying: "All the cast are thrilled for Scarlett and wish her all the best in the jungle."

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