Tom Malone becomes an official 'chair tester' after quitting Gogglebox

Hannah Lovejoy
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Gogglebox's Tom Malone Jr has found a surprising new job after quitting the show last month.

Tom was on the Channel 4 show for six and a half years, and while he may not be returning, his family are still part of the Gogglebox cast.

An Instagram video from shelving and supplies retailer BiGDUG has now revealed that Tom is officially 'Head of Chair Testing' for the company, as you can see in the above clip.

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Tom said: "Want to know what it's like to be a grown man paid to test chairs? Check this out. So, after all my years on Gogglebox getting really good at sitting on my arse, BiGDUG offered me a new job sitting on my arse. It's a hard life being a chair tester but you know we make it work."

His new role will see him testing out the seats and rating their comfort levels on social media.

Tom announced his departure from Gogglebox last month, as he reflected on his time on the show and said that he wanted to explore new opportunities.

"So after 6 and a half years it's finally time to put down the remote, and to say goodbye to Gogglebox," he said.

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"I've loved every minute and I'm eternally grateful to@channel4 and @studiolambert for allowing me to be a part of the show. But new opportunities are knocking on the door and it's time to explore them.

"I look forward to enjoying the show as a viewer and not having to worry about having said something stupid. PS. Don't worry my family @themalonesgb and @shaunmalone95 will still be on the show to keep you guys entertained every Friday."

Gogglebox airs on Friday evenings at 9 pm on Channel 4.

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