Gogglebox’s Tom Malone Jr reveals ‘weird’ rules hit show attendees have to abide by

Gogglebox’s Tom Malone Jr said attendees of the show were not allowed to meet other families unless it was for an awards ceremony or similar event.

He revealed the “weird” rules in an Instagram Q&A with fans on Friday.

Speaking to his 321,000 followers, the 26-year-old reality star was asked if he kept in touch with anyone in the Gogglebox other than his family.

OPEN: Gogglebox's Tom Malone Jr., 26, revealed that the show's attendees are not allowed to meet other families unless during an Instagram Q&A with fans on Friday, at an awards ceremony or similar event

OPEN: Gogglebox’s Tom Malone Jr., 26, revealed that the show’s attendees are not allowed to meet other families unless during an Instagram Q&A with fans on Friday, at an awards ceremony or similar event

Tom has been on Channel 4’s hit show for six years with his parents, brother and their beloved Rottweiler, he explained.

He replied: “So the weird thing about Gogglebox is that if you’re on the show, you’re not allowed to meet other people on the show unless it’s like an awards ceremony or something that you’re invited to.

“I still talk to some people on social media, I still talk to all the staff and others…and sometimes see my mum and dad…”

Talking to fans: Speaking to his 321,000 followers, the reality star was asked if he stayed in touch with anyone in the Gogglebox other than his family

Talking to fans: Speaking to his 321,000 followers, the reality star was asked if he stayed in touch with anyone in the Gogglebox other than his family

MailOnline has contacted Channel 4 for comment.

Tom also opened up about his interracial relationship in a Q&A session.

One supporter asked if he had ever been “tired of all the racist crap”.

SHARE: Tom also touched on some lighthearted topics, sharing that his favorite vacation destination to date is New York

Brother: He adds he believes he's

SHARE: Tom also touched on some lighthearted topics, sharing that his favorite vacation destination to date is New York

Family: Tom, who appeared on Channel 4's hit show for six years with his parents, brother and their beloved Rottweiler (filmed on the show)

Family: Tom, who appeared on Channel 4’s hit show for six years with his parents, brother and their beloved Rottweiler (filmed on the show)

He replied: “So I’m just trying to get this out of the way as soon as possible because I get questions like this a lot and I know you mean it well, but to reiterate, the reason I care about things like this is not because I’m in an interracial relationship. ..

“I’ve cared about these things a lot longer than I’ve been in a relationship…I grew up in a very multicultural environment.

“Some of the people who have had the most positive impact on my life are blacks and other minorities…”

Tom and his girlfriend Bryony Briscoe started dating in June 2020 after meeting through mutual friends, and the following month he paid a sweet tribute to his girlfriend as she graduated from college.

Looking good: Tom recently shared a series of glamorous photos of his beloved family, including brother Lee who was rarely seen at the postponed wedding day celebrations

Looking good: Tom recently shared a series of glamorous photos of his beloved family, including brother Lee who was rarely seen at the postponed wedding day celebrations

Tom also touched on some lighthearted topics, sharing that he believes he is “100 million percent” a better singer than his brother Sean, and that his favorite vacation destination to date is New York.

The Gogglebox alum, who quit the show just last February, recently shared a series of charming photos of his beloved family, including a rare glimpse of older brother Lee during the postponed wedding day celebrations.

Earlier this month, he showed fans the celebration on Instagram.

Notably, Lee never appeared on Gogglebox with his parents Tom and Julie and siblings Tom, Sean and Vanessa.

Celebrations: The 26-year-old, who has been on Channel 4's hit show for six years with his parents, brother and their beloved Rottweiler, took to Instagram to show fans the festivities

Celebrations: The 26-year-old, who has been on Channel 4’s hit show for six years with his parents, brother and their beloved Rottweiler, took to Instagram to show fans the festivities

Lee tied the knot with his pregnant wife Sarah in Trafford last year, and Tom told her: “Welcome to the family!”

Tom wrote: “So after a 2 year delay, my brother and sister-in-law finally have their big day! Couldn’t be happier for you both!

“Of course Malone’s weddings are always amazing. Congrats to you both and shout out #TheMalones for the best man speech and the moment on the last slide

Julie wrote:

Julie wrote: “Congratulations to our son Lee and his beautiful wife Sarah!” Their planned wedding finally took place! xx thank you xx’

Tom looked sophisticated in a grey suit, while his fan-favorite mother, Julie, wore a navy floral dress with a chic cut.

They laughed with bride Sarah, who was stunning in her tight mermaid dress with a lace bodice.

Meanwhile, Lee looked dashing in a beige blazer with a matching tie, paired with grey trousers and a white shirt.

Lee tied the knot with his pregnant wife Sarah in Trafford last year, and Tom told her:

Lee tied the knot with his pregnant wife Sarah in Trafford last year, and Tom told her: “Welcome to the family!”

Julie wrote: “Congratulations to our son Lee and his beautiful wife Sarah!” Their planned wedding finally took place! xx thank you xx’

After six years on the job, Tom announced last February that he was leaving Gogglebox.

“So after 6 1/2 years, it’s finally time to put down the remote and say goodbye to the Gogglebox,” Tom posted on social media.

On the market: Gogglebox's Tom announces he's quitting the show after six years in a February 2021 post

On the market: Gogglebox’s Tom announces he’s quitting the show after six years in a February 2021 post

“I loved every minute and I am forever grateful to @channel4 and @studiolambert for making me a part of the show.

“But new opportunities are knocking at the door, and it’s time to explore them.

He continued: “I’m looking forward to enjoying the show as a viewer without having to worry about saying something stupid.

‘postscript. Don’t worry my family @themalonesgb and @shaunmalone95 will still be on the show to keep you guys entertained every Friday. future. [sic]

Couple: Tom and his model girlfriend Bryony Briscoe, who started dating in June 2020

Couple: Tom and his model girlfriend Bryony Briscoe, who started dating in June 2020