Gogglebox TV star takes new role with BiGDUG
22 March 2021
Ex-Gogglebox star Tom Malone Junior has landed a humorous new role following his six-year stint on the Channel 4 show.
He may have put down the remote for good, but the Mancunian will be continuing to use his experience ‘sitting down’ in a new brand deal with business and home solutions specialist BiGDUG, as the new ‘Head of Chair Testing’. Yes, you read that right.
The role will see him chair-ing his thoughts on a range of seating on his social media and rating them for comfort.
The 27-year-old shot to fame when he first appeared on the show six years ago and has been a Friday night favourite along with his dad Tom Malone Senior, mum Julie, and brother Shaun, who will be continuing with the show.
Speaking about his new role, Tom said: “Some may say that I’m overqualified for the job but it’s all about transferable skills, right? I've just left a show sitting on my arse for a living – and now for my first real brand job I’m going to be sitting on arse – you can’t really make it up!”
Polly Maclennan, Public Relations Manager, at BiGDUG said: “We really couldn’t think of anyone better than Tom to be assigned as BiGDUG’s Head of Chair Testing. We’ve watched him over his time on Gogglebox and having gained so much experience sitting down over the last few years, we know he has the knowledge and expertise to take on the role better than anyone else.”
BiGDUG saw a surge in demand for home office solutions with the onset of the lockdown.
For more information, visit www.bigdug.co.uk