Gogglebox’s Amy Tapper had to judge pictures of Queen Elizabeth II before getting the job
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 08
Pictures, including of The Queen, were brought in for Gogglebox auditions (Picture: Getty Images)

star has revealed just how she got the job as a TV sofa critic with her family.

The Tapper family were brought in as one of the original cast members when the show started back in 2013.

Mum Nikki, dad Jonathan, and siblings Josh and Amy all became favourites over their stint .

Revealing how they applied for the stint on the Channel 4 show, Amy shared that producers put their tv-discussion skills to the test and the Tapper family had to prove their conversations would be Gogglebox-worthy.

‘They came round to our house where they presented us with pictures of different things, like the Queen, and asked us to talk about it as we sat on the sofa in front of cameras,’ Amy revealed to .

Amy Tapper has opened up about their Gogglebox audition (Picture: Channel 4)
After Gogglebox, Amy later appeared on Celebs Go Dating in 2018 (Picture: Instagram/Amy Tapper)

She also admitted that this wasn’t the first reality show they’d auditioned for.

‘My mum was ill with breast cancer in 2011 and had been amazing through the whole thing.

‘She was nominated to go on a show called Jewish Mother of the Year and a team came to our house to meet us all and they filmed us interacting as a family while my mum was making spaghetti,’ Amy continued to the publication.

The family became popular during their five-year stint (Picture: David M. Benett/Getty Images)

The family were then scouted by Channel 4 for Gogglebox.

The Gogglebox stars recently shared their emotions while watching Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral, after her death aged 96 at Balmoral Castle on September 8.

the Queen’s crown being removed from on during the comital service portion of her state funeral.

Sophie consoled her brother (Pitcture: Channel 4)

As Pete watched the Dean undertake this task, he became visibly emotional and said: ‘Don’t know why that’s really upsetting me.’

‘Well if you think, she’s had them for 70 years,’ replied his sister Sophie before reaching over to stroke his arm in sympathy as Pete fought to hold back tears.

Other members of the Gogglebox cast were also upset as they watched the footage, with Stephen and Daniel teary during the proceedings and reflecting on the fact that people would never see the Queen again or hear her deliver a Christmas Speech.

‘I tell you now Lee, there ain’t a country in the world that can do it like we do it,’ Jenny Newby proclaimed to her friend of the pomp and circumstance of the proceedings.

Gogglebox airs Fridays at 9pm on Channel 4.