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 Dares Wins

On Who Dares Wins two teams of strangers compete to win £50,000 by completing lists. From films beginning with a ‘W’ to properties on a London Monopoly board, the teams bid against each other to play the list – the team who bids more plays. If they reach their target they win the list. If they fail, their opponents win. The first to win two lists get to play for £50,000 and if they keep winning they can keep earning more cash.

Find out more on the BBC website – and apply online here by 25 January 2019.

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.

Switch

SWITCH is a brand-new quiz show where winning money is EASY…BUT only if you can survive the Switch! Switch are looking for CONFIDENT, COMPETITIVE & KNOWLEDGEABLE contestants to take part.

Apply online here before 28 February 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

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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10 Responses

  1. Rachel Baber says:

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

  2. 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!

    • Di says:

      There’s not been a contestant call for Catchphrase for ages! It’s usually quite well publicised.

  3. Sarah says:

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. Maggie Hodges says:

    Very imformative

  7. Andrew Cahill says:

    Why not bring back it’s a knockout

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