Once upon a time, real people who appeared on shows like Googlebox didn’t have any dreams of being famous.
They just liked to do what they were required to do – i.e. have an opinion, or discuss something they were an expert in.
These days, even those who appear in the less showbizzy shows now have an eye on a starry future.
And it’s probably all thanks to the amazing Scarlett Moffatt who has gone from strength to strength and become a household name presenting shows left, right and centre after signing up to and subsequently winning I’m A Celeb.
But Scar is a canny gal with a great sense of humour, so you can see why TV bods saw something special in her.
Now it emerges that former Gogglebox big gob Sandi Bogle is being pursued to take part in a couple of reality shows.
According to reports today, the I’m A Celeb production team are so desperate to get the star in the jungle, that they are throwing large sums of money at her.
“Sandi would be a great signing for ‘I’m A Celeb,” one motormouth told The Sun. “She is hilarious and wouldn’t hold back with her opinions about the other campmates.
“The bosses also think she’d make brilliant telly during the trials.
“They have made her a very generous offer to come on board and she is considering at the moment.
“But it seems pretty likely that she will decide to go for it. She is the kind of person who is always up for a laugh and a challenge.”
Well, if that’s true, then the producers of Celebrity Big Brother must be in for a shock as they have apparently already splashed out on her to sign her up for their show starting the week after next.
According to sources close to the star, she has already agreed to enter the house alongside the likes of Sarah Harding, Brandi Glanville, Jordan Davies and Sam Thompson from Made In Chelsea.
If that’s the case, then it’s unlikely that Sandi will appear on the jungle show, as ITV chiefs don’t like CBB rejects on their prime-time TV shows.
Perhaps the mouthy Sun source has got our Sand confused with her old sofa sidekick Sandra, who this week announced she was quitting the telly-addict show.
Speaking on This Morning this week, she said she had had her time on the programme and wanted to do something different
Producers for both shows will obviously not confirm who they have got lined up so we will just have to wait and see who ends up where over the next few weeks.