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

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? Jeremy Clarkson is hosting another exciting series of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and is looking for contestants who can make it all the way to £1Million!

Apply online here before 28 June 2019.

Tipping Point

Tipping Point are searching for outgoing people who want the chance to win thousands of pounds by using a combination of skill and judgement to master the machine, for series 10 of the hit show.

Find out more on the ITV website – and apply before 3 May 2019.

Also check out my blog post about my own experience, what’s it like on Tipping Point?

The 100k Drop

Pairs of players start with £100,000 in real money and must prevent it from literally dropping out of the game by avoiding the wrong answers with their bundles of cash. Are you part of a pair who wants to take on the challenge of beating The £100k Drop?

Apply online at www.the100kdrop.com

Tenable

Do you and your family, friends, work colleagues or pub quiz team have what it takes to answer ‘TOP TEN’ list questions and take home a cash prize of up to £125,000? Apply as a team of five before 7th June 2019 at www.itv.com/beontv/shows/tenable

Other 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

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19 Responses

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. Claire Goldingsmith says:

    Bring back family fortunes for non celebs

  5. Rachel Baber says:

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

  6. 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!

  7. Sarah says:

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. Maggie Hodges says:

    Very imformative

  11. Andrew Cahill says:

    Why not bring back it’s a knockout

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