Big Bro's Xmas Pressie - APPLY FOR
BIG BROTHER 4!
Despite the fact that we almost spelt it out in 6-foot-high
letters not to pester us about applying for BB4, loads
of you have hassled us over the past few months anyway!
However, you can stop chomping at the bit now all you eager
beavers, as the wait is finally over: Big Brother has just
announced that it is now accepting applications for the next
series of the show, set to take place in May 2003.
Seemingly millions of people applied last time (actually,
around 10,000 ended-up sending their tapes in - Ed), so you're
going to be up against a huge amount of competition if you
fancy your chances of swooping the £70k prize.
In order to apply, you are required to complete a 6-page questionnaire
and send it in together with a photo and a 1-2 minute VHS
video tape of yourself. DO NOT forget to include the photo
and tape or your application will be heading for the bin faster
than you can say, "I'm too thick to read the rules!"
As usual, the producers aren't looking for a particular contestant
group, so don't try and emulate previous series winners; strutting
around 'as camp as Christmas' like BB2's Brian Dowling will
not get your tape to the top of the pile. Then again,
if you normally act that way...
Don't have a camcorder? Don't panic. Whilst it's true that
some previous contestants have gone and bought camcorders
just to film their audition tapes, we don't advise hocking
yourself up for credit on the strength of getting in the house
- only 12 people will be given that opportunity after all.
Instead, it might be an idea to borrow a camera from a friend,
or consider hiring one. Or, you could go for a bit of a PR
stunt and 'nick one in the hope that you get a mention in
the Sun... together with a criminal record and instant disqualification
from Big Brother. Hmm, maybe not then?!
Whichever way you get your camera, just make sure that you
practice what you're going to say-and-do first... although
'Spanky' Spencer filmed his audition tape pretty-much 'ad-hoc'
and he got in. Whatever, just be yourself and act natural.
Remember, Big Brother started-out as a social experiment and
in case you hadn't noticed, this ain't Pap Idol. The programme
makers definitely don't want to see a bunch of wannabes on
tape, so leave out the amateur dramatics.
Also, as we said last time, don't try too hard as the
producers are likely to just laugh and bin all the over-the-top/
'zany' audition tapes that people inevitably submit each time.
That said, if you do make a 'wacky' audition tape for a laugh
and feel that you're ultimately unlikely to be accepted or
your application fails, why not send it in to us and we'll
make a kind-of 'Gallery Of Nutters' feature in the new year?
You never know, with the BBO site reaching millions of people,
you just might get your 15 minutes of fame after all! Click
here for details of where to send your tape.
So, if you think you could have beaten baby-faced Brian, kicked
Kate Lawler's butt or cheated "calm down" Craig
out of the Win, get your application sent-in as soon as possible.
You have until close of business on Friday the 17th of January
2003 to do-so. *STOP PRESS* Closing Date now extended to 20th
Frankly, you'd have to be a bit bonkers to apply for Big Brother
4 UK, but if you insist and you're over 18, click
here for more details!
Good Luck and don't forget to let us know how you get on.
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