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 – 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!

Contestants wanted for these UK gameshows!

New Thames TV gameshow

Are you a good spot of character? Thames TV are looking for fun outgoing contestants for a new gameshow, with cash prizes! For more info please email before 14 June 2020 – see details on the photo below.

Apply for Tipping Point

Tipping Point

ITV’s hit game show Tipping Point is back, and they’re looking for contestants for series 11! Apply online at before 3 May 2020.

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 30 March 2020.

Apply for other UK gameshows

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)

41 Responses

  1. Naomi says:

    Hi Di, Just wanted to let you know that the closing date for Impossible is currently showing open until 20th March currently.

  2. Nathan clark says:

    Hi, me and my 4 friends have been called by ITV regarding an appearance on Tenable, can you tell me what will be the next stage of application after this (we’ve all had 15 minute conversations)

  3. Mike says:

    Had a phone call from tipping point after completed application form had generalchat about my form done the general kno2wledge test said I did well will ring you back in 2-3 weeks to see about getting me on show 5 weeks now should I chase it up or sit and wait

    • Di says:

      If they didn’t call back to invite you to an audition I don’t think you’ve been successful this time Mike.

  4. China Winfield says:

    Any update on catchphrase auditions?

    • Di says:

      There’s no series planned at the moment! They only record once a year, so it’s likely to be advertised later in Spring.

  5. Theresa Cooke says:

    got a call back for an audition but working in a school, its hard to get time off. so i didn’t pursue it unfortunately.

  6. Liz Crawley says:

    Can you let me know when tipping point application opens…

  7. China says:


    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.

  8. 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!

  9. Rebecca Woods says:


    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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. Claire Goldingsmith says:

    Bring back family fortunes for non celebs

  16. Rachel Baber says:

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

  17. 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!

  18. Sarah says:

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

  19. 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!

  20. 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!

  21. Maggie Hodges says:

    Very imformative

  22. Andrew Cahill says:

    Why not bring back it’s a knockout

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