If you’re a fan of Gogglebox, we’ve got some alarming news for you.
It’s no secret that the Channel 4 show has spawned some of the most popular TV stars of our time, with the likes of the Moffatts, the Michaels, June and Leon and Steph and Dom already having become national treasures.
But there’s a price to pay for all that popularity, because The Sun is now reporting that Channel 4 bosses are worried that ratings will drop due to the cast becoming ‘too famous’. Eep.
‘The cast are the hottest things around right now and brands are offering big money to snap them up for other TV projects and endorsements – but Channel 4 bosses fear the more they’re seen, the less appeal the show will have.
‘There have been discussions amongst the cast about negotiating any contracts ahead of the next series with what they can and can’t do.’
The show’s ratings have jumped from under two million to a whopping 4.3 million in recent months, so it’s hardly flailing. But we kind of understand the worry of the show’s bosses that the cast might be poached – apparently, they are even trying to ban Gogglebox stars from appearing in other reality shows.
Scarlett Moffatt doesn’t seem to be taking any notice, however, as it’s just been revealed that she’s set to star on the next celebrity special of First Dates.
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Yep, the gorgeous Scarlett is set to star on the dating show alongside TOWIE’s Jess Wright, although we’re a little confused – er, doesn’t she have a boyfriend?!
We can only assume that the show was filmed a while back, as Scarlett is definitely loved up with hairdresser Luke Crodden, and has been since January.
Still, we can’t wait to see how her date goes down…