Audition/ Apply For Big Brother 8 Now
Right, you can stop pestering us now, for the time has come
to reveal the application procedure for Big Brother 8. Phew,
Every year, we state that none of us in the BBO office would
ever apply for Big Brother, and frankly, nothing's changed
this time around. This is mainly because BB contestants stand
to lose as much as they stand to gain.
We're referring to the fact that many in the past have given-up
perfectly good jobs to go on Big Brother, but got nothing
out-of it in terms of money or a new career. Not to mention
the fact that contestants (and their families) often take
lots of flak from the press while they're inside the House.
Indeed, some former housemates are still remembered for being
total gits, several years after appearing on the show.
There's a good possibility that you could follow in the footsteps
of BB baddies such as 'Nasty Nick' Bateman, Makosi Musambasi
and Grace Adams-Short, who all became national hate figures
after appearing on Big Brother.
And you may well spend 12 weeks in the House and not get
a penny for your troubles. Mind you, Big Brother is supposed
to be a social experiment, not an easy ticket to fame and
That said, many former housemates have made a 'bob-or-two
from the tabloids, but please bear in mind that some evictees
don't get offered anything, even if they manage to
last the distance.
Also, you might not be portrayed as you would like and the
footage of your antics will be available forever. And there's
absolutely nothing you can do about it if things go pear-shaped
and you come across a bit of an a*se. But hey, don't let us
put you off!
Actually, there's probably nothing we could say to put 'the
determined' off and it's a good job too. After all, where
would we Big Bro fans be without you?
Anyway, on to the procedure for getting-on Big Brother 8
This year, as-has been the procedure since Series 5, there's
no need to fill-out an application form or send-in a video
of yourself, however there are options to do the
latter if you wish.
Rather, the majority of eventual housemates will be chosen
from thirteen national open Auditions, which take place between
Saturday the 6th of January and Sunday the 11th of February
2007. At least one eventual housemate will be chosen from
the online applications – see below.
All you have to at the auditions is turn-up, queue with all
the other potential candidates and then 'shine' when it comes
to your turn. However, we can't be more specific on what that
actually means, mainly because the producers don't have a
set idea what they're looking-for.
That said, a mix of fun-loving, camp, dizzy, brainy, witty,
geeky, confident, annoying, funny, argumentative, obnoxious
and calming characters always works well. So, just be yourself
and stay hopeful that you're what they're looking-for.
Just don't try and be something you're not, as you won't
be able to keep-up the act for several months if you get into
If you're usually really bubbly and chatty, then by all
means be-so on the day, but try not to go OTT or you'll come
across as a total-and-utter wannabe.
Conversely, if you're normally quite reserved but have a
dry or intriguing character, then just act naturally and perhaps
that's what the producers will be looking-for this year? Same
goes if you're an obnoxious Mouth-Almighty; don't try and
suppress your opinions or you could blow your chances.
Party tricks are always a good way to get attention, but
although larger-than-life characters always get noticed first,
such people have the potential to annoy. As do those candidates
who insist on wearing Superman outfits (boys) or getting their
baps out (girls).
Talk about Yawnsville? The show's producers have seen it
So, if you want to be in with a shout of winning a possible
£100k this summer, get yourself along to one of the
below venues and do your 'thang! If, however, you can't make
it to one of the open Auditions, you can always send-in an
audition video, something that has been reintroduced for 2007.
All you have to do is make a 1-minute vid of yourself explaining
why you should be on the next series of Big Brother, and upload
it via the www.e4.com website.
Your video can be as serious or as wacky as you like, and
in any of the following formats: 3gp, AVI, mpg, mpeg, mpv2,
QT & MOV, WMV. Therefore, mobile phone or webcam clips
are acceptable, although those produced on a camcorder will
be inherently easier to watch.
That said, the producers aren't looking for professional
and polished clips, just something that'll give 'em a good
idea what you'd be like if you got on the show. Videos must
be submitted by midnight on Monday the 26th of February 2007,
and the file size must be no larger than 10Mb.
Good Luck if you decide to apply, and remember to keep in
touch with BBO and let us know how you get on. Also, if you
do make it into the Big Brother House, please put
your family in touch with Big Brother Online so that we can
support you throughout the series.
here for a list of Audition Venues and Dates (Pop-up;
see FAQ's below)
here to read our Big Brother 8 Audition 'Frequently Asked
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