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Brushing shoulders with Gogglebox’s best...

By Jess Fisher
Posted:21/10/2022 11:48:39
Brushing shoulders with Gogglebox’s best...
Brushing shoulders with Gogglebox’s best...


The BAFTA-winning Channel 4 programme Gogglebox has families from all over the United Kingdom sharing their thoughts on everything from reality shows to the latest news on TV, all from the comfort of their own homes.


Gogglebox has been a Friday night staple in my household for as long as I can remember. I have basically grown up with the show. So, you can imagine how excited I was when it was confirmed that we would be working with Baasit Siddiqui of the Siddiqui family on some 4Schools Q&A sessions. Stay here, and I'll tell you what happened.

More on Baasit

Firstly, here’s a bit more info on Baasit. He graduated with a degree in Business and Information Systems from the University of Derby. After finishing his studies, he began a career teaching business, ICT, and computer science to high school students in Key Stages three, four, and five.

In 2012, his career, as he knew it, would completely change. Ten years ago, a university friend who worked at a production company messaged Baasit on Facebook and asked if he would be interested in being a part of a new show they were creating. The show, which has been compared to the popular 90s sitcom The Royal Family, would have couch-bound families discussing the latest episodes on TV.

Rise to fame

Baasit, of course, said yes and quickly shot to fame along with his dad, brother and two cats as Gogglebox became more and more popular. Baasit has since used his experience in education to set up Siddiqui Education, which works with schools in the Midlands area to raise the career aspirations of disadvantaged students through the use of assemblies and workshops.

4Schools and Baasit

Through the 4schools project, we had the exciting opportunity to work alongside Gogglebox star, Baasit Siddiqui, at two school events. The first of which was at Caludon Castle school in Coventry.

Baasit came and ate lunch with us in the canteen, which made the dinner ladies very excited. They came over and asked...

" Is he really that man from Gogglebox."

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