Contestant Calls

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Want to be on TV to win lots of cash, have the holiday of a lifetime, test your knowledge, or generally make a prat of yourself? This is the page to help you do just that. See below for the current opportunities available.

PRODUCERS: If you wish to place an advert here, please refer to our Producer Information page.

Special calls

This section contains specific adverts placed by producers who have contacted this website. When applying for a programme, please let them know you saw their appeal on - thanks!


Can you help us test the next hit brain games show? We’re looking for smart individuals in the London area who love IQ-type games and puzzles.

We can promise you a fun day of entertaining and original word, number, logic and strategy challenges. In addition, we’ll pay reasonable travel expenses and provide lunch. The venue will be our offices near Tottenham Court Road tube station in central London.

If you’re over 18, live in or near the Greater London area, and are available on EITHER of the following dates:

A) 11am-5pm Friday 28th September
B) 11am-5pm Friday 5th October

then please email as soon as possible with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your age
  • Your location (i.e. where you’re travelling from)
  • Your phone number (mobile preferred)
  • What kind of challenge you think you’d be strongest at (e.g. word, number, logic, strategy, memory...)
  • Which of the two dates above (A, B or both) that you’re able to attend. [If ‘both’, you’ll only be asked to attend one session of our choosing.]

We looking to hearing from you!

General information

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This is a list of other programmes which we believe are currently looking for contestants. When applying, it is usually necessary to include details of: your name, address, age, sex, daytime and evening telephone numbers, fax or email (if appropriate), and the name of the show you are applying for.


A general email address for contestants enquiries for BBC ONLY entertainment programmes is:

Contestant calls are posted at

There is also a separate CBBC "Be on a show" page.


Specific contestant calls are regularly posted at

Bargain Hunt:

Fill in the online application form or write to:

Contestant Applications
Bargain Hunt
PO Box 229
BS99 7JN 


The application form for Countdown is now available online (Microsoft Word format only).

Alternatively, you can get a form sent to you by emailing or writing to:

The Television Centre
West Yorkshire

For audience tickets, call 0161 9520408 or email


Visit to fill out an application form online.

Alternatively you can email:


The online application form is available for a few months a year.


Prospective contenders can fill in the online application form or write to:

Room 4012
New Broadcasting House
Oxford Road
M60 1SJ


Pairs of players will wish to download the application form (MS Word), or write to:

Pointless Applications
Endemol UK
Shepherd's Building Central
Charecroft Way
W14 0EE

University Challenge:


Only teams from degree-issuing institutions may apply.

For audience tickets, call 0161 9520408 or email

Application details are provided as a service to readers, but please note that all contestant enquiries should be directed to the named production company and not to Addresses can be found on our list of contact details for production companies.

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