We’ve all probably watched someone bungle an easy question on a game show and thought we could have done better, or wished it was us getting help with home renovations from a TV crew.
But how many of us have actually applied to go on TV ourselves?
Believe it or not, there are plenty of opportunities to apply for BBC shows throughout the year, including popular TV quiz shows like Pointless, Unbeaten, and Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel.
Generally participants must be 18 years of age and over, and at least currently residing in the UK, but details for each show are available on the application site.
1. Shop Well for Less - 12 February
The BBC says: “Do you despair at your household spending? Do you want to find ways to save money and shop savvy? “We’re on a mission to prove that if you shop cleverly you could save a packet. Get in touch to apply or find out more!” Photo: (Photo: BBC)
2. Michael McIntrye’s The Wheel - 24 May
A quiz show with cash prizes hosted by Michael McIntrye, where contestants take on The Wheel with help from celebrity experts. The BBC says: “We're searching for fun, confident and outgoing people who think they have the knowledge to take on The Wheel.” Photo: (Photo: BBC)
3. Pointless - 15 February
We all think we could do it from home, but what about in real life? Now’s the time to find out by applying for Pointless. The BBC says: “Could you trust your mum, your brother, your housemate or your partner to help you win big under pressure? “We would love to hear from pairs of fun, lively people who think they can take up the Pointless challenge.” Photo: (Photo: BBC)
4. The Repair Shop - 31 March
The BBC says: “If you have a treasured item that's seen better days and you think our experts can help, please get in touch now! “We’re also keen to hear from communities who have objects of historical or social interest they’d like our help with.” Photo: (Photo: BBC)