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 starts 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.

Another Gogglebox star to recently leave the show for TV work is Amy Tapper.

18-year-old Amy is a regular in the Channel 4 series alongside her parents Nikki and Jonathan and brother Josh.

They've been appearing on the show since 2013 but Amy is said to have left in order to pursue a 'new adventure'.

According to The Sun newspaper, Amy will join the cast of Celebs Go Dating on E4 later this year to find love.

"Amy has grown up on TV and has always been with her family on Gogglebox so to see her out doing her own thing on Celebs Go Dating will be amazing," a source spilled. "She comes across as quite shy but she’s really funny and quick witted. Fans are going to love her."

Celebs Go Dating will air its fifth series later this year.

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