Are you a pub quiz whizz? The famous BBC 2 quiz show Mastermind is looking for contestants for the next series. 

The classic UK quiz show, hosted by Clive Myrie, involves brainiac contenders taking the famous black chair in the hopes of become the Mastermind champion.

We have put together everything you need to know to apply to the next series. 

Who can apply to Mastermind?

Being brainy is obviously a key requirement, although being a regular quizzer is not key. 

There are also few more requirements to bear in mind: 

  • You need to be over the age of 18
  • It is open to UK residents (including Channel Islands & the Isle of Man)
  • You need to apply - you never know unless you try!

What are they looking for in the next Mastermind?

You do need some General Knowledge, but the Mastermind team are particularly interested in your 3 specialist subjects. 

They suggest: "The wider the range the better!"

As well as regular quizzers, the team want to encourage people who might not usually apply for a quiz shows to get involved.

The producers are looking to cast a diverse range of people as Hat Trick/Hindsight are 'committed to making programmes as inclusive as possible'.

They said: "We are particularly interested in receiving applications from under-represented groups."

How do I apply to BBC 2's Mastermind?

In order to get onto the show, you will need to submit an application. 

You can do this by either:

If your application is successful, the casting team will organise a Zoom audition with you.

They will do a short general knowledge quiz and learn more about why you’ve chosen your Specialist Subjects.

The audition will only take 15-20 minutes and according to the producers, 'is very relaxed and really good fun!'. 

When is the Mastermind 2022 application deadline? 

Applications close on Monday 9th May 2022 at midnight, but auditions are already underway so the sooner you get your application the better.

Heats will start filming in Belfast this Summer, subject to goverment Covid restrictions and announcements. 

If you do apply and get through to the heats, do get in touch with us as we love to share local achievements.  

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