Gogglebox Australia is casting for 2019 - here’s how to apply

Calling all TV lovers, now's your chance to make your couch famous and join the cast of Gogglebox.

By Fiona Baker
Last week Gogglebox Australia fans were in mourning as not one but two favourites quit the show. But here's the silver lining: Their departures opens up the way for newbies to join one of Australia's most-loved reality shows.
And could that new Goggleboxer be you?
Casting for Gogglebox Australia 2019 has reopened to fill the gaps left by departing "couch critics", Angie and Yvie and Wayne and Tom.
Can you fill the shoes of these Gogglebox faves? Apply now! Source: Instagram**
"Calling all TV lovers, now's your chance to make your couch famous and join the cast of Gogglebox!" Ten said on it's website.
"That's right, if you're a keen telly viewer and you're not short on opinions, sass and just being genuinely hilarious about the shows you love (and love to hate), then you are already on the right track to become the show's next household name."
The online application goes into more detail, drilling down further into what they're looking for:
  • A variety of households of different ages, backgrounds and make up.
  • You must reside in either Sydney or Melbourne
  • You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
Endemol Shine Australia, producers of the show, add: "(We) are always on the hunt to find engaging, witty and warm people who love everything about TV and want to share their views with Australian Audiences.
How much Aussie Goggleboxers get paid is unclear - but you do get something in your pocket.
Although stars have revealed in the past that the amount you get paid won't allow you to give up your day job. And, of course, there's always the fame...
Gogglebox Australia first premiered in February 2015, and introduced the nation to a group of families who - much like the rest of us - have a lot to say about the TV shows they watch.
Though it may be an unusual concept for a program - watching people on TV watch TV - Gogglebox has been a ratings sensation a for its relatable friends and families and their good-hearted humour.
As evidence of its following and success, the show has won three TV WEEK Logie Awards including the Most Popular Entertainment Program award in 2018.

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