Gogglebox star looks unrecognisable after announcing career move

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The general election can throw up lots of different moments and so far we have had the 11 cringeworthy moments from the Rishi Sunak v Keir Starmer ITV debate and Nigel Farage having a milkshake thrown over him. Now a former Gogglebox star is running to be the Labour MP for Hertsmere in Hertfordshire.

Josh Tapper, who appeared on the hit Channel 4 show Gogglebox from 2013 to 2018, is known for starring on the show alongside his sister Amy, mum Nikki and dad Jonathan. Now he looks completely different and totally grown up while campaigning on the streets of Hertsmere.

He was also joined on the campaign trail by fellow reality TV star, Zack Davies, who is known for appearing in the first series of the very popular BBC show The Traitors. The Hertsmere Labour X, formerly known as Twitter, account shared a photo of the two together.

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They captioned the post: "Traitors' star, Zack Davies, proved how ‘faithful’ he is by coming out on the doorstep with Hertsmere Labour hopeful, Josh Tapper. Both have their roots in Borehamwood and Zack was out supporting Josh just a stone’s throw away from his old home.

"With Josh being a well-seasoned reality star from Gogglebox, both were in their element talking to residents about how Hertsmere and the country will change under Labour. But it isn’t just their grounding in Borehamwood and reality TV that bonds both Josh and Zack, but their respective political experience in the Cabinet Office and in public affairs. @TheTraitorsUK #votelabour".

Josh, who is now 26, has said that education will be one of the key areas he would focus on if he was successful. Speaking to The Jewish Chronicle, he said: "The education system didn't bring the best out of every young person. It didn't bring the best out of those who weren't as academic or were in the arts or in vocational education. That's what inspired me to want to make change. I want to do something about it."