Channel 4 Gogglebox stars' wages and other perks they get from producers

Jenny and Lee on Gogglebox
Jenny and Lee are just two members of the much-loved Gogglebox cast -Credit:Channel 4

Inspired by the Royle Family, Gogglebox has now been entertaining the nation on Friday nights for more than a decade.

An interesting but simple premise, the series has introduced viewers to a range of friends and families who offer their opinions on the week's TV. The hit Channel 4 show has a huge following, with some cast members now household names.

But how many hours do the Gogglebox stars film each week, how much do they get paid for appearing on the show, and are there other perks involved?

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Much-loved couple Marcus and Mica, who starred on the show from 2017-2022, previously offered an insight into how the show's filming unfolds. Back in December 2021, the couple took to their Instagram Stories as they shared videos from their well-known spot on the sofa.

Videos showed Mica telling a woman, who couldn't not be seen in the shot, for a number of items from KFC. The woman then said she would give this order to the runner.

This is thought to be the standard for everyone on Gogglebox, with tasty treats provided during filming. Each household is also reported to receive £1,500 per month for their roles on the programme.

Channel 4 previously told the Daily Star: "The Gogglebox cast are filmed for two to three nights per week. We film them watching live television and some that has been recorded.

“The cast have received fees for their time on every series. The production team do not influence the comments. The reactions are genuine.”

Gogglebox airs Fridays at 9pm on Channel 4 and All 4

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