Gogglebox's Josh Tapper leaves show for job at Downing Street

He has been a Gogglebox staple since the Channel 4 show launched in 2013, but now 20-year-old Josh Tapper is set to swap the sofa for 10 Downing Street after landing a job in the Cabinet Office.

Josh beat thousands of other hopefuls in securing the civil service apprenticeship, which will last two years and conclude with the opportunity to apply for a full-time position in government.

Josh has appeared on Gogglebox for four years. Copyright: [Rex]

Although he will be taking a break from Gogglebox, Channel 4 will be “keeping the door open” for Josh’s return, and his family – parents Jonathan and Nikki Tapper and 17-year-old sister Amy – will continue to appear on the show.

A source told The Mirror: “Channel 4 will, of course, keep the door open for him but it’s a really exciting opportunity for him.

The rest of the Tapper family will remain on the show. Copyright: [Channel 4]

“It’s a much-coveted job. Josh has already started having meetings within No. 10.

“The Tappers are one of the show’s favourite families and Channel 4 really wanted them to carry on, even without Josh.

“The family are very proud of him.”

Josh will be working with PM Theresa May and her cabinet. Copyright: [Getty]

Josh has always shown a keen interest in politics during his time on Gogglebox and will now be one of more than 2,000 members of staff who work with Prime Minister Theresa May and her cabinet.

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