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!
Contestants are wanted for these UK gameshows:
Apply for The Hit List
The addictively play-along music quiz hosted by Marvin and Rochelle Humes is back and looking for pairs of contestants to take part. It’s simple to play because you’ve heard all the answers before, but can you name the artist and title of hit songs from the last six decades when you’re under pressure and there’s £10,000 to be won? Apply at bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/take-part/hit-list before 27 February 2022.
Apply for Beat The Chasers
ITV are looking for individual contestants for the fifth series of ITV’s Beat The Chasers – if you think you’re smart enough, complete an application form and you could be in with a chance of winning a huge cash prize!
Apply on the eTribez website before 6 February 2022.
Apply for Tenable
ITV are looking for teams of 5 to take part in the new series of Tenable, hosted by Warwick Davis. 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 for Tenable here before 21 January 2022
Apply for Sign 2 Win
Drummer TV are looking for contestants with BSL as their first language for a new show called Sign 2 Win. This is a world first gameshow designed especially for Deaf people, with rounds relating directly to Deaf culture and BSL. There will be ten episodes and the grand prize is £1000!
Each episode requires three teams of two people, so contestants must apply with a teammate.
Find out more at www.bslzone.co.uk – there’s no closing date for applications stated yet.
Apply for Saturday Night Takeaway
If you fancy taking part yourself in Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, or if you’d like to nominate someone you know for the surprise of their life, apply at itv.com/beontv before 4 April 2022.
Apply for 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! Application details are on the ITV website – applications close on 18 February 2022.
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!
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