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

The Family Chase

Get 4 family members together (age 16+) and you could be competing on the family version of The Chase!

To apply, go to before 6 July 2018.


Impossible returns for a 4th series – the 24 contestants competing across the series must avoid giving impossible answers to give themselves a chance of winning £10,000.

To apply, download an entry form from – or email – before 11th April 2018.


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?

To apply, email your full name and phone number to: before 11th June 2018. This show is for teams of five – find out more here

What would your kid do?

Jason Manford challenges parents to guess what their children will do in a variety of entertaining situations.The family with the most correct predictions goes through to the final.

Apply by emailing for an application form (you must have a child  aged 5-9) – applications close on 8th September 2018.

Who Wants to Be A Millionaire

It’s back! Your chance to win £1million on the world’s most famous quiz show. Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be the Fastest Finger? Can you cope with the pressure of sitting in the Hot Seat? Have you got the brainpower to make it all the way to the One Million Pound Question?

Apply online at before 8th April 2018.

Tipping Point

ITV’s hit game show Tipping Point, hosted by Ben Shephard, is back for a 9th series and they’re on the lookout for contestants (You can read my own experience of appearing on Tipping Point here!)

To apply, go to before 30 April 2018.

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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4 Responses

  1. 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!

  2. Maggie Hodges says:

    Very imformative

  3. Andrew Cahill says:

    Why not bring back it’s a knockout

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