Have you ever sat watching TV and thought “I’d love to give that ago”. To be honest I haven’t as the very thought of being on screen doesn’t appeal. Not that the chance hasn’t arisen. Loquax once got invited to appear on morning TV to talk about competitions but they wanted to do it at something like 6.30am. That’s far too early to be chirpy so the offer was politely declined. Anyway getting yourself on the telly can actually have benefits because there are prizes to be won. You just need to know which shows are looking for contestants and where to apply.
Take Part In Our Shows
The good news is that it’s relatively easy to locate TV shows that are looking for participants. The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 all have sections that are dedicated to their respective shows. For example The BBC are currently seeking contestants for Unbeatable, a knock-out quiz tournament hosted by Jason Manford. You simply need to fill out an online form before the 29th April 2022 to apply. A similar process is in place for the new series of Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel but you have to apply before the 1st April. Meanwhile over at ITV they’ve opened up applications for Tipping Point. They too have an online form that needs to be filled in and the closing date is the 16th May 2022.
Apply To Be On TV
Moneybags is a quiz show hosted by Red Dwarf’s Craig Charles and they too are looking for contestants. Head to Channel 4’s Take Part section to discover how to apply. Filming for the series will take place in July but you’ll need to apply by the end of May. Whilst you’re visiting Channel 4 you can also find out how to get involved on other programs such as Naked Attraction. Please note that if you do apply for a TV show and are successful then let us know – except if you end up on Naked Attraction. Over at Channel 5 the programme choice is quite limited and the link for Eggheads just takes you to TV Production Company 12 Yard where you then find out they’re not taking applications. However it’s useful to keep an eye on 12 Yard for future opportunities.
Be On Screen
All the above seem to focus on established shows but what about pilots and new game shows? Our advice for them is to keep an eye out on the likes of Be On Screen. Way back in the day this used to be an actual website but seems to now only be a Facebook group. Never the less there are regular posts about shows who are seeking contestants. The group only allows “TV show researchers with requirements for TV shows (participation and audience)” to post in the group. It might also be worth following Film & TV Casting Calls. The latter is actually a lot busier in terms of posts and has over 90,000 followers such is the interest. Another site well worth bookmarking is Starnow and we’ve been told that the Facebook Group, The Contestant Hub, is also worth looking into if you’re serious about quizzes and game shows.
How To Apply
We’d love to offer our experiences about applying for game shows and quizzes but as we’ve never done it we’re not going to pretend we know otherwise. However the various applications we’ve looked at all seem to want fun and out-going contestants. They also have eligibility terms so make sure you check those out before spending time making an application. Remember if your application is successful you’re going to be filmed and possibly be on the telly. They want people who are confident, seem interesting and possibly have some fun stories to share. If you’re not what type of character a particular show is after just watch a few episodes. We guess that making your application stand out from the crowd will help too. If you do have some tips to share then feel free to leave them in the comments.
Apply For These Shows
Below are some of the popular TV shows that are currently looking for contestants and any known closing dates that we’ve been able to locate. We’ll try and update the list regularly.
- Unbeatable – 29th April 2022
- Riddiculous – 30th April 2022
- Iain Stirling’s Celability – 6th May 2022
- Tipping Point – 16th May 2022
- Moneyball – 20th May 2022
- Moneybags – 31st May 2022
- Limitless Win – 31st August 2022
- Bargain Hunt – Ongoing?
- Countdown – Ongoing?
- The Chase – Ongoing?
If you have any hints or tips about applying to be on TV, being on TV or know of a show looking for contestants then let us know or post in the comments.