Contestant calls for UK gameshows

Have you considered going on a TV gameshow or quiz show? It’s a fun way to compete to win a cash prize, and there are always plenty of opportunities to apply. It’s not all about being a general knowledge buff either – there are gameshows for sporty types, musical types and family groups too.

This post lists current UK contestant calls, with details of how to apply – check out my popular post Top tips to get on a TV gameshow for more advice on your application, audition and filming the show itself!

Current UK contestant calls

Catchpoint

Catchpoint, hosted by Paddy McGuinness, is the exciting physical game show where two teams of two compete in the ultimate battle of brains and balls. Fast thinking and quick reflexes will lead to the cash prize so long as you don’t drop the ball!

Find out more on the BBC website and apply online here before 29th November 2019.

CelebAbility

Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility is BACK for another series and is on the hunt for teams of 3 to take part. This comedy, entertainment show sees teams of 3 go up against a squad of celebrities in a series of hilarious games for the chance to win a cash prize.

Groups can include friends, family, colleagues or people you share the same hobby with. If you’re fun and outgoing, love to play silly games and get involved in fun challenges then they want to hear from you!

Apply here before 24th November 2019, or email celebability@itv.com for more information – teams must be aged between 18 and 35.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Have you got the brainpower? Are you the Fastest Finger? Can you cope with the pressure? Will you make it to £1Million?

If you would like the chance to sit opposite Jeremy in the world-famous Hotseat apply now and you could be just 15 questions away from becoming a Millionaire! Apply on the ITV website before 10th December 2019.

Very Hard Questions

Very Hard Questions is the toughest quiz ever seen on TV. They are looking for teams of three of the sharpest quiz brains in the country to do battle with another trio for the chance to win thousands of pounds. It will be filmed in London. Apply at https://youngest.submit.com/show/26 before 16th November 2019.

Apply for Tipping Point

Tipping Point applications are only open at certain times of the year  – keep checking the SRO website for details of future auditions!

Apply for other game shows

You will also see regular contestant calls for these established quiz shows:

And the Star Now site is a good resource for game show pilots, which are often filmed in London (you will usually be reimbursed for travel and your time)

Seen a contestant call? Leave the details as a comment – I’ll be keeping this post updated with current information!

Enjoyed this post? Also check out my top tips: Get on a TV Gameshow and check out my blog post about my own game show experience, what’s it like on Tipping Point.

(image by @realcg)

30 Responses

  1. China says:

    Hiya

    i was wondering where i would go to apply to be on catchphrase? I have searched for a whole year and cannot find anywhere or any information?

    • Di says:

      Catchphrase isn’t recruiting at the moment! When a new gameshow series is planned, applications will only open for a month or two and I add the links to this post.

  2. ged mclaughlan says:

    ite/ link where you can apply for Tipping Point? I can’t seem to find one anywhere? I’d LOVE to get on it if possible! Even just to fill in an application form!

    • Di says:

      Tipping Point recruit very regularly – but applications are closed at the moment! When they open again I will update this blog post

  3. Rebecca Woods says:

    Hello,

    I was wondering if there is a specific site/ link where you can apply for Tipping Point? I can’t seem to find one anywhere? I’d LOVE to get on it if possible! Even just to fill in an application form!

    • Di says:

      Tipping Point recruit very regularly – but applications are closed at the moment! When they open again I will update this blog post.

  4. Stephen Chatterton says:

    Just come across this and wanted to express my thoughts on the utter unprofessional shown by the tipping point casting crew. Having been through the auditions I reserved a call asking more questions, at the end of this further interview I was told I would be a show mid may ,they would ensure everything was sorted transport etc so I was nice an relaxed prior to the days filming.i was given the date and told to expert a calla few days before to finalise the arrangements. Very excited I then booked two days off work, as filming was to be starting 830in Bristol and awaitined the call….. which never came. Besides the obvious disappointment, and frustration of the call that never came . It cost me two days pay and water holiday time.
    The numbe three ring from doesn’t go anywhere and you have no come back after all the expense of taking a day of to go to auditions in the first place. Is there a one to complain to ,it was a few months ago now but I still riles me.

  5. Naomi S says:

    ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’ are currently accepting applications until the end of October, with the interviews taking place during November and December.

  6. Jenna collins says:

    I love watching tipping point and think I would really enjoy taking part and testing my knowledge.
    I’m now a stay at home mum who just took a break from a 13 year career in bar management but after my I was attacked in work last year in April 2018 I took a dip in my life and changed my path but deep down I wanted more time with my my little girl of 7. I had already missed out on so much and because I but amazing effort into every task I’ve undertaken I was taken advantage of my efforts and expected to be around 24/7 because I’ve always showed greatly work ethics and leadership.
    Now I have lots of free time I need some hobbies to get me off the sofa but quiz shows seem to be what I wait for as I love trying to train my brain.

  7. Pat says:

    Hi Di sooo disappointed with myself jush had audition for tipping point was so excited, read your advice but i got nervous when i had to talk about myself and didnt say anything about my hobbies and working in a animal rescue center just waffled and could kick myself now everything i planned i forgot . So i know i wont get on . Thanks for the advice x

    • Di says:

      Oh don’t worry Pat – you never know, you may still get an email. And just think, you’ll be more prepared next time having done it once. Make sure you apply again!

      • Pat says:

        Thank you dont think i could go through it again its made me so depressed its unreal. Not getting through i could handle but the fact i blew it myself really hurts its almost luke someone else took over and didnt say what i had planned thst must sound so stupid lol x

        • the tango doll! says:

          For what it’s worth Pat, I fluffed my audition for Tipping Point too. This was about 4 years ago. I’m just watching the show now and am going to have a go again. This time, I know what to expect. I think you should try again after 6 months maybe? Good luck!

          • the tango doll! says:

            Forgot to say, great web site. Without you, I may not have reapplied for Tipping Point!

  8. Michelle Carson says:

    Hi, been reading your blogs, great tips!! I’ve an audition for Tipping point tomorrow in Belfast…over got a smart but casual outfit…just wondering should I get my hair, nails and make up done…would it improve my chances of passing audition ?

    • Di says:

      Good luck! I wouldn’t go overboard for the audition; they are keen to see people acting naturally. Although wearing something to make you memorable might be an idea!

  9. Claire Goldingsmith says:

    Bring back family fortunes for non celebs

  10. Rachel Baber says:

    I’ve been on Pointless and Wheel of Fortune. Not sure I have the confidence now to apply for any!

  11. Megan Kinsey says:

    Do you know anything about getting on to Catchprhase? It’s been my dream since childhood! I emailed the address I could find and got an automated response saying auditions had closed, but it referred to October 2017. As there’s a series currently on it sounds like that’s out of date, but I can’t figure out how else to find out!

  12. Sarah says:

    I’d love to have wheel of fortune back on the tv! …..and get the opportunity to participate!

  13. Heather levene says:

    I love to come on 100k drop please ias i live the show so much please help me with this thank you!

  14. Andy says:

    If you been a bad boy or girl, am I right in saying its impossible to take part due to a chance of bad publicity?

    • Di says:

      Usually at an audition they will ask you if you’ve appeared in the press on camera – and you’ll usually have to sign contracts that ask you about criminal records, etc. And if you get as far as the shortlist they might Google your name too – I’ve lost out on a few shows because they’ve googled me and realised I’ve given out game show tips on my blog!

  15. Maggie Hodges says:

    Very imformative

  16. Andrew Cahill says:

    Why not bring back it’s a knockout

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