Gogglebox’s Baasit Siddiqui reveals ‘bizarre’ way he was hired for show | The Sun

GOGGLEBOX's Baasit Siddiqui has opened up about the strange way he was hired for the Channel 4 show.

Baasit, 35, is best known for making witty quips on Gogglebox alongside his other brother Uma, a 42-year-old biomedical microbiologist, and their dad Sid.

The Siddiqui trio have starred on the C4 show since 2013 and leave viewers in stitches with their comments on the week's TV shows.

Now, the reality TV star has revealed the "bizarre" way he was hired to be on the show.

When asked how he originally became engaged with the Channel 4 programme, Basit said he was hired by a girl he knew from their time working together at a video rental store many years prior.

"Years passed and I got the oddest Facebook message, completely out of the blue, saying she now works at Studio Lambert," Baasit shared.

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He continued: "They are putting this new show together. Would you be interested?"

The TV star added: "We honestly didn’t think it would take off. On paper it really does seem as though it wouldn’t work."

When asked what the most embarrassing thing he had ever watched was, he responded with American Pie.

"American Pie for me was the most awkward. It’s not the thing you should watch with your dad, honestly," Baasit admitted.

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In Novemeber, Baasit shared a picture of himself and older sibling Raza on social media to celebrate him turning 44.

The IT teacher also revealed to his Instagram followers that Raza is a keen music DJ and described him as "awesome".

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