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EXCLUSIVE: The insane sum Hamish Blake and Zöe Foster-Blake were paid to star on Celebrity Gogglebox

''They’re going to use it as a bit of a trial run for them to see if they could hold a show in their own right.''
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Australian audiences could be about to see a lot more of Hamish Blake and Zoë Foster Blake this year after they signed a multi-project deal with Foxtel recently.

Hamish, 40, and Zoë, 41, are rumoured to have been paid a whopping $500,000 to appear on Foxtel and Ten’s Celebrity Gogglebox special next month, but sources say it could be just the start for the TV-loving pair.

“Australia has been crying out for the Blakes to make their own reality show for years now – and Foxtel has heard this loud and clear,” an industry insider tells Woman’s Day.

Hamish Blake and Zöe Foster-Blake were paid an unreal sum in the deal.

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They’re going to use Celebrity Gogglebox as a bit of a trial run for them to see if they could hold a show in their own right.”

The program – which has been pitched as fly-on-the-wall reality, similar to Keeping Up With The Kardashians, will follow the Lego Masters host and his beauty mogul wife as they juggle their high-flying careers while raising their adorable children, Sonny, seven, and Rudy, four.

Executives are said to be very excited.

“They’ve got the perfect combination of glamour – seeing inside their $9 million Vaucluse mansion in Sydney would be worth a watch alone – combined with their down-to-earth nature and humour, it would be reality TV gold.

WATCH: Hamish Blake’s daughter Rudy admires his lookalike cake. Story continues after video.

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“There have been some serious meetings about it.”

While the millionaire couple are said to be understandably apprehensive about putting their lives under the spotlight, their contract with Ten and Foxtel is said to include possible opportunities to explore more collaborations – which could be in the form of more Celebrity Gogglebox editions or standalone specials.

But producers are quietly hoping that once they get the couple in front of the cameras and Australia falls in love with them, they’ll consider opening their lives up to us even more!

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