Gogglebox star Josh Tapper leaving Channel 4 show to work at 10 Downing Street

Beating thousands of applicants for the highly coveted position 

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 05 October 2017 12:15 BST
The Tappers on Gogglebox
The Tappers on Gogglebox (Channel 4)

Gogglebox’s Josh Tapper has left the Channel 4 show, taking up a position at 10 Downing Street.

The 20-year-old beat thousands of applicants to secure the civil service apprenticeship based in the Cabinet Office.

Josh has appeared on Gogglebox for four years, producers “keeping the door open” for the star to return eventually.

“Channel 4 will, of course, keep the door open for him but it’s a really exciting opportunity for him.” a source told The Mirror. "It’s a much-coveted job. Josh has already started having meetings within No. 10.”

The apprenticeship will last two years, concluding with the opportunity to apply for a full-time government position.

Jonathan and Nikki Tapper — Josh’s parents — will continue to appear on the show alongside his 17-year-old sister, Amy.

“The Tappers are one of the show’s favourite families and Channel 4 really wanted them to carry on, even without Josh,” the source added. "The family are very proud of him.”

The family recently started a health drive after Jonathan was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. The star said of his new fitness regime: I do a mixture of cardio and weights at the gym, I used to go once a week but now I train most days. Having a family member with diabetes does hit home how important diet is.”

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