Josie Gibson considered Lidl job before landing This Morning gig

His grandmother suggested he work for the supermarket (Picture: ITV/REX)

Josie Gibson has shared that she was told to apply for a job at Lidl before landing the big gig to present This Morning

The Big Brother winner – who hosted the popular daytime show alongside Vernon Kay and Phillip Schofield – said it was only recently that her nan suggested she go to work for the supermarket.

Speaking to The Sun, Josie said: ‘It was only a few years ago that my grandmother suggested I apply for a job at Lidl because they are good payers.

Reflecting on her TV success, she continued: “I think something has always had my back – I don’t know what it is.

“I guess I’m pretty religious. Then again, you don’t know what’s around the corner – it could be here today and gone tomorrow, so you have to take advantage of it.

The Bristolian became a reality TV icon when she won Big Brother in 2010, later competing on Ultimate Big Brother.

Josie Gibson

Josie has become a fan favorite on the This Morning couch (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

She joined the This Morning family in 2019 to face the competition’s VT courts, and she has regularly had viewers angry with her antics.

But, she’s moved on in the world and now sits on the famous ITV couch, interviewing guests.

Josie recently revealed she cried after making her debut on the show, as she stepped in to replace Holly Willoughby after the usual suffered a stomach bug.

Josie Gibson

Josie often had viewers angry with her antics in the competition segment (Picture: ITV)

The 36-year-old was left very emotional after her first stint, which she shared with Phil when he welcomed her for a second day in a row, telling her co-star how much people ‘loved’ her debut the previous morning.

Josie explained: ‘You know what? Social media can sometimes be a pretty dark place.

“But yesterday I was showered with love. I cried a lot, I cried for about half an hour after the show.

His co-host joked that he often does the same thing, before asking, “From what, relief?”

Josie shared, “It was so moving. It was such a great thing to sit here with you yesterday and have all these beautiful messages. It was so lovely.

The TV personality recently filled Alison Hammond’s shoes as she joined Dermot O’Leary for the Friday slot, and was a huge hit with viewers.

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