But if you were already planning on letting your summer be consumed by the reality TV phenomenon that is Love Island, then how about getting paid for watching while you’re at it?
Luxury bed linen retailer, Secret Linen Store, is currently recruiting for a ‘Relaxation Researcher’, and is looking for someone to test out popular relaxation methods to decide which ones are the best for inducing a great night’s sleep.
The job will involve doing certain tasks that many people do before bed, including watching Love Island, completing a three-step skincare routine, and listening to true crime podcasts, and a full review of each of the night time routines will then need to be given submitted, which provides details on how relaxed the Relaxation Researcher feels, and how well they slept that night.
The role needs to be completed over the course of a month, and the successful applicant will receive £300 just to laze about, as well as Secret Linen Store nightwear and a bed set too.
It’s a hard job, but someone’s got to do it.
Speaking on the new role, Molly Freshwater – co-founder of Secret Linen Store – said: “As we continue to move towards a hybrid working way of life, the lines between work and home can become blurred [and] more and more people are working later into the evenings, meaning by the time you go to bed, your brain finds it hard to switch off, often going without a ‘wind down’ period before you head off to sleep.
“With this in mind, we’d love to give to give someone the opportunity to dedicate time in the evenings to relax, and to take on the important task of finding out the ultimate calming pre-bed routine.
“We know our pyjamas and bedding sets are perfect for getting the best night’s sleep, but it’s so important to take time out in the evening to really switch off and help get you in the perfect relaxed state for bed.
“Hopefully the findings of the research will help people do just that.”
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Applications are now open for the role of Relaxation Researcher, and will close on 3rd July 2022, so all you’ll need to do is fill in the application and tell Secret Linen Store why you deserve to be paid to laze.
You can find the full list of responsibilities and apply here.
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Paddy McGuinness teases potential return of Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere
Right, we don’t mean to alarm you all, but Max and Paddy might finally be coming back after nearly 20 years.In other entirely unrelated news, there is a god.
We only ever got one solitary season of Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere, but it only took six episodes for it to leave us with lasting memories of rolling on the floor laughing and quoting lines all these years later.
The Phoenix Nights spin-off went on to be not just a cult favourite but an iconic British sitcom that rivalled the show that spawned it, cementing both Peter Kay and Paddy McGuinness as even greater household names than they already were.
Cut to nearly two nearly full decades later and Paddy himself has teased that the hit Northern comedy might not be done after all. Battle stations, people — we’re on the campaign trail now.
Speaking to Capital Breakfast this week, McGuinness came on to the subject of Max and Paddy return, saying that “the interesting thing about Max and Paddy, and Phoenix Nights is now, we are kind of all of an age of the people we played back then.”
He admitted that while they “do talk about it and what have you” and would love to see the full cast return someday, he just “can’t see it at the minute”.
However, he did go on to insist “never say never” and, more promisingly, that the comedy duo’s comeback, specifically, could very well be on the cards.
“Like Max and Paddy, for instance, we wrote a couple of Christmas specials, and we’ve still got them”, says McGuinness. “We never got around to doing one for whatever reason back in the day. But we’ve actually got them.”
The 49-year-old went on to clarify that more than one script has already been written for some time, but they’ve just been kept on the backburner given that he is admittedly “inherently lazy” and likes “doing as little as possible”, it just never came to fruition.
“If you’re doing a scripted comedy show, it does take a long time. So to do something like [this], you have literally got to blank out 12 months of your life.
“He [Kay] is on tour. I’ve got all kinds of stuff going on, and it’s just sort of going ‘right, let’s get together. Let’s get our diaries together. And let’s blank out for that time'”. We don’t know a single person that wouldn’t want to see a Max and Paddy return in some form.
While hosts Roman Kemp and Siân Welby urged people to get flooding them with texts and posting all over social media, the former Take Me Out presenter joked it “won’t make a blind bit of difference.” Come on, Paddy, don’t let us down now.