The success of Gogglebox has always been baffling to those on the outside.

It is, after all, people watching people watching television - and you don't even get to see what it precisely is they're watching. Instead, we're seeing a window into the eccentricities of our neighbours and / or an excuse to watch people get slowly drunk and shout at the television.

So, ask yourself - how much would you pay for this? Well, it appears Channel 4 isn't really paying all that much if a new report is to be believed. According to The Sun, the families of Gogglebox receive £100 per hour on the show.

The filming is done over twelve hours in two six-hour shifts every two weeks, for which each family receives £1500 per month from Channel 4. Of course, going on Gogglebox is pretty lucrative if you're into the whole personal appearance business.

Scarlett Moffat, for example, managed to spin her stint on Gogglebox into an appearance on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!, for which she'll likely end up earning anywhere between £40,000 to £70,000. This pales in comparison to Carol Voderman, who's reported to making a cool £200,000 from her time on the show.


Via The Sun