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Gogglebox’s Tom Malone Jr Reveals a ‘Weird’ Rule Contestants of the Hit Show Must Follow

Tom Malone Jr of Gogglebox has said that participants on the show are not allowed to meet other families unless it is for awards or similar events.

He revealed the ‘weird’ rule during an Instagram Q&A with fans on Friday.

Addressing her 321,000 followers, the 26-year-old reality star was asked if she keeps in touch with anyone on Gogglebox other than her family.

Opening: Tom Malone Jr, 26, of Gogglebox revealed that participants on the show aren't allowed to meet other families unless it's for awards or similar events during an Instagram Q&A with fans on Friday.

Opening: Tom Malone Jr, 26, of Gogglebox revealed that participants on the show aren’t allowed to meet other families unless it’s for awards or similar events during an Instagram Q&A with fans on Friday.

Tom, who appeared for six years on the hit Channel 4 show alongside his parents, brother and their beloved Rottweilers, explained.

He replied: ‘So the weird thing with Gogglebox is, if you’re on the show, you can’t meet anyone else who’s on the show, unless it’s like an awards show you’re invited to or something.

‘I still talk to some people on social media and I still talk to the whole team and stuff… And sometimes I see my mom and dad…’

Speaking to fans: Speaking to her 321,000 followers, the reality star was asked if she keeps in touch with anyone from Gogglebox other than her family.

Speaking to fans: Speaking to her 321,000 followers, the reality star was asked if she keeps in touch with anyone from Gogglebox other than her family.

MailOnline has contacted Channel 4 for comment.

Tom also talked about being in an interracial relationship in the Q&A.

A follower asked her if she ever gets ‘sick of all the crap from racist people’.

Sharing: Tom also touched on lighter topics, sharing that his favorite vacation destination so far has been New York.

Siblings: He added that he thinks he's '100 million percent' a better singer than his brother Shaun.

Sharing: Tom also touched on lighter topics, sharing that his favorite vacation destination so far has been New York.

Family: Tom, appeared for six years on the hit Channel 4 show alongside his parents, brother and their beloved Rottweilers (pictured while on the show)

Family: Tom, appeared for six years on the hit Channel 4 show alongside his parents, brother and their beloved Rottweilers (pictured while on the show)

He responded, “So I just want to address this quickly because I get a lot of questions like this and I know you mean well, but just to reiterate, the reason I care about things like this is not because I’m in an interracial relationship…

“I worry about these things for much longer than in my relationship… I have grown up in a very multicultural environment.

‘Some of the people who have had the most positive impact on my life have been black people and other minorities…’

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

Looking good: Tom recently shared a glamorous series of snaps of his loving family, including rarely seen older brother Lee, at their belated wedding day celebrations

Looking good: Tom recently shared a glamorous series of snaps of his loving family, including rarely seen older brother Lee, at their belated wedding day celebrations

Tom also touched on lighter topics, sharing that he thinks he’s ‘100 million percent’ a better singer than his brother Shaun and that his favorite vacation destination so far has been New York.

It comes as the Gogglebox alum, who left the show in February last year, recently shared a glamorous series of snaps of his loving family, including seldom-seen older brother Lee, at belated birthday celebrations. wedding.

He took to Instagram earlier this month to give fans a glimpse of the celebrations.

Notably, Lee never appeared on Gogglebox alongside his parents Tom and Julie and his siblings Tom Jr, Shaun, and Vanessa.

Celebration: The 26-year-old, who appeared for six years on the hit Channel 4 show alongside his parents, brother and beloved Rottweilers, took to Instagram to give fans a glimpse of the celebrations

Celebration: The 26-year-old, who appeared for six years on the hit Channel 4 show alongside his parents, brother and beloved Rottweilers, took to Instagram to give fans a glimpse of the celebrations

Lee married his pregnant wife Sarah in Trafford last year, while Tom told him: ‘Welcome to the family!’

Tom wrote: ‘So after 2 years of postponements my brother and sister in law finally got to have their big day! I couldn’t be happier for you two!

And of course, a Malone wedding was always going to be eventful. Congrats to both of you and cheers for the best man speech and the moment on the last slide #TheMalones

Julie looked every inch the doting mother as she wrote: 'Congratulations to our son Lee and his beautiful wife Sarah!  Finally the wedding they planned!  xx thanks xx'

Julie looked every inch the doting mother as she wrote: ‘Congratulations to our son Lee and his beautiful wife Sarah! Finally the wedding they planned! xx thanks xx’

Tom looked dapper in a gray suit, while his fan-favorite mom Julie cut a sleek figure in a navy blue floral dress.

They smiled alongside bride Sarah, who wowed in a form-fitting fishtail gown with a lace bodice.

Meanwhile, Lee looked dapper in a beige blazer and matching tie, which he paired with gray slacks and a white shirt.

Lee married his pregnant wife Sarah in Trafford last year, while Tom told him: 'Welcome to the family!'

Lee married his pregnant wife Sarah in Trafford last year, while Tom told him: ‘Welcome to the family!’

Julie looked every inch the doting mother as she wrote: ‘Congratulations to our son Lee and his beautiful wife Sarah! Finally the wedding they planned! xx thanks xx’

Tom announced that he would be leaving Gogglebox last February after a six-year stint.

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

On the market: Gogglebox's Tom announced he would be leaving the show after six years in a post shared in February 2021

On the market: Gogglebox’s Tom announced he would be leaving the show after six years in a post shared in February 2021

I loved every minute of it and am eternally grateful to @channel4 and @studiolambert for letting me be a part of the show.

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

He continued: ‘I hope to enjoy the show as a viewer and not have to worry about saying something stupid.

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

Couple: Tom with his stunning model girlfriend Bryony Briscoe, whom he began dating in June 2020

Couple: Tom with his stunning model girlfriend Bryony Briscoe, whom he began dating in June 2020

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