Contestant calls for UK gameshows
Have you considered going on a UK 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 TV gameshows for sporty types, musical types and family groups too.
This post lists current UK gameshows that are looking for contestants, with details of how to apply. Usually this will be via an online application form, with a number of questions related to your education, career, hobbies, quirky stories and details of any previous appearances.
If you’re a little nervous about applying, please have a read of my popular post Top tips to get on a TV gameshow for lots of advice on your application, audition and filming the show. I’ve appeared on eight TV game shows and it’s such a unique, brilliant experience even if you don’t win. I highly recommend having a go!
It’s recommended you apply as soon as possible for these shows – the researchers start contacting and shortlisting prospective contestants as soon as applications open, so you have a better chance of getting on if you apply early rather than the last minute!
Contestants are wanted for these UK gameshows:
Apply for Alan Carr’s Picture Slam
The BBC are looking for fun, confident teams of two to join comedian and TV presenter Alan Carr for a new series of his Saturday night quiz, Picture Slam. Whether you are friends, family, colleagues, or neighbours – if you love a good quiz and want the chance to win up to £10,000 then send in an application!
Apply here before 31 March 2024.
Apply for Blankety Blank
The legendary Saturday night show is hosted by the one and only Bradley Walsh and we are looking for contestants. The BBC are searching for fun, confident, outgoing and entertaining people who think that they can fill in the blank word of a sentence and win big! There is no need for physical skills or a super brain and you will be helped along the way by a panel of famous faces who will attempt to match your answers.
Apply here before 29 March 2024.
Apply for Win the Ads
Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway is back with a bang and are looking for people to play Win the Ads! How do you fancy playing live in the Saturday Night Takeaway studio on a Saturday night? You could have a chance to win some truly incredible prizes – as well as getting your face on telly!
Apply for Win the Ads here before 12 April 2024.
Apply for Popmaster
PopMaster, hosted by Ken Bruce, honours the much loved music quiz with a few surprises thrown in. Players will compete to impress with their music knowledge, with each episode winner advancing to the grand final, where only one can be crowned overall champion. 12 Yard are looking for people with great music trivia to take part in series 2.
Apply on the 12 Yard website before 22 March 2024.
Apply for the Hit List
Think you know your music? Applications are open for the next series of The Hit List. Have you got what it takes to win £10,000?
Apply for the Hit List here before 26 February 2024.
Apply for The Traitors
The Traitors is a competition series built on strategy and suspicion, filmed in the Scottish Highlands. A team of players will compete in a series of missions, the more missions they win, the bigger the prize pot.
However, amongst the players lie the ‘Traitors’. The Traitors will meet in secret and decide who to eliminate from their fellow players known as the ‘Faithfuls’. The aim for the Traitors is to stay undetected until the end, the aim for the Faithful is the banish all of the Traitors before the game ends. Throughout the series, there will be twists, turns, shocks and surprises for the players.
A game of trust and treachery… do you have what it takes to play?
Apply for The Traitors here before 17 March 2024 (has been extended from 11 Feb)
Apply for other UK gameshows
You will also see regular contestant calls for these established quiz shows:
- The Chase – https://itv.etribez.com/a/itv/thechase/welcome (plus Beat the Chasers)
- Pointless – www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/takepart/pointless
- Countdown – www.channel4.com/4viewers/take-part/countdown
- Mastermind – www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/take-part/mastermind
- Only Connect – www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/take-part/only-connect
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 experiences, what’s it like on Tipping Point and what it’s like on Winning Combination.
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