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!


The show where you decide your own fate… with the help of your celebrity team-mate.

‘Sealed Bids’ is a brand-new quiz show produced by ‘North by NorthNorth Media’ and ‘Hello Dolly’.

We are looking for contestants to take part in a pilot episode filming 12th and 13th October 2019. If you have excellent general knowledge a big personality and a great sense of fun then we want to hear from you.

If you want to put your general knowledge to the test and be in with a chance of winning a cash prize apply now!


Closing date: 5th October 2019

Type of show: Pilot

We do not pay interview expenses as all interviews are by phone and video call. We do pay expenses for the actual show.

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 on this page.

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.


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


Prospective contenders can email


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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