Scarlett Moffatt slams Gogglebox earning rule and reveals small payment she received to appear on couch
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Scarlett Moffatt shot to fame watching TV with her parents on Channel 4's Gogglebox. Now, the reality star has slammed the show for what she calls 'kind of exploitative' practices.
The 33-year-old TV personality appeared on the show alongside mum Betty and dad Mark between 2014 and 2016.
It all started when a family friend who worked as a researcher for the show suggested that they apply to be on it.
Revealing they each got paid £50 and a takeaway when they first joined the show, Scarlett said: “My dad, the man who says nothing on Gogglebox said ‘It’s £50 and a free takeaway innit?' That’s honestly how it started.
"£50 each we used to get and a takeaway.”
Rob then chimed in, calling the amount Scarlett was paid a 'p***take' due to the 'strict contracts' the families had to sign.
Scarlett responded: “Because I didn’t live at home, I thought, this is a perfect way of actually being able to go home and watch telly with my family, have a takeaway and stuff.
"So actually it was quite nice. When I look back it’s fond memories.”
“Yeah, but you were getting paid £50,” Rob interrupted. “Do you know how much Channel 4 are getting paid for adverts?”
Scarlett then said: “Do you know what always think about – I’ve never actually said this before – but it was a bit exploitative.
"My face was on T-shirts, Easter eggs, books. We couldn’t like agree to that, disagree.
"We didn’t get paid for any of that. Now I think about that, I should have been getting at least a penny for each Easter egg sold or something with my face on!”
Rob then told the TV personality that she made the right decision to leave the show and do her own thing.
"I just love it, honestly," Scarlett said. "It was never the plan, which I think makes it even better. I do get imposter syndrome sometimes.
"Sometimes I do think, someone's going to swoop in and go, 'Come on, you've had enough now!'"
LADbible has contacted Channel 4 for a comment.