Audition/ Apply For Big Brother 10 Now
The time has come to apply for the next series of Big Brother
in the UK, Big Brother 10, which will take place in the summer
of 2009. Yay!
At this stage we usually waffle-on about how the BBO staff
would never apply to be on the show, and frankly we still
feel the same way. This is mainly because BB contestants stand
to lose as much as they stand to gain these days.
In other words, some people give-up perfectly good jobs for
a shot at Fame and Fortune, but end-up with literally nothing
once they've been evicted. Okay, so it is possible
to make a lot of money by appearing on Big Brother, but if
you take the case of Jade Goody (BB3 and CBB5), it's also
possible to wreck your career/ ruin your life by going on
It's entirely feasible that you'll get into a huge argument,
come across as a complete git and spend the next five years
trying to live it down, all-the-while the footage remains
available to C4, to be shown whenever they want. Just think:
'Nasty Nick' Bateman is still remembered for being a cheat
nearly ten years after his appearance on the original series
Also, we recently heard from a former Big Brother 3 housemate
that reckoned their life was hell for many years afterwards.
They were jeered in the street, spat-on by hateful fans, and
also, found it really hard to get a job and move on.
However, we suspect that the determined amongst you are unlikely
to be put-off by that, and it's a good job too! After all,
where would we fans be without the thousands of people prepared
to be scrutinised by the nation for several months of the
Anyway, let's move on to the procedure for getting-on Big
Brother 10 in 2009.
To apply for Big Brother in the UK, you used to have-to send
an audition video-tape to the show's producers, who would
sit and watch every single one. However, for a while now you've
just had to turn-up at an open audition or e-mail a video
clip of yourself to the producers. Things are pretty-much
the same this year.
The majority of eventual housemates will be chosen from 8
national open Auditions, down from 14 last year. These auditions
start around six weeks later this time around, on Saturday
the 3rd of January 2009 (it was Saturday the 24th of November
2007 for BB9). They end on Saturday the 7th of February 2009.
So, there's no need to fill-out an application form yet,
all you have to do is turn-up at an audition, 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 always say that
they don't have a set idea what they're looking-for.
That said, a mix of funny, camp, ditsy, brainy, witty, geeky,
confident, annoying, weird, argumentative, obnoxious and matriarchal/
patriarchal characters always works well. So, just be yourself
and remain hopeful that you're what they're looking-for
Word to the wise though: don't try and be something you're
not at the auditions just to gain attention, as you simply
won't be able to keep-up the act for several months if you
eventually get into the House. Be yourself.
We can't really give you any more advice, except to say that
in our view Big Brother 10 needs plenty of 'fun' characters.
So, if you're a bit of a laugh, like to sing/ uplift people
all the time, or can genuinely be described as a larger-than-life
character (rather than a complete prat!), make sure that the
producers get to see it.
If you're a shameless attention-seeker, by all means be yourself,
but please consider that after ten years of interviewing people
for Big Brother, the production team have probably seen enough
naked bodies and silly costumes now. You're free to go down
that route if you must though.
So, if you want to be in with a shout of winning a possible
£100k this summer, get yourself along to one of the
venues detailed below and do your 'thang. If, however, you
can't make it to one of the open Auditions, you can always
upload an audition Video to YouTube.
All you have to do is make a short clip explaining why you
should be on the next series of Big Brother and upload it
Vids should be about one minute long, and the closing date
for applying this way is Tuesday the 3rd of February 2009.
Your video can be as serious or as wacky as you like and
the producers aren't looking for polished clips, just something
that'll give 'em a good idea what you'd be like if you got
on the show. If they like you, you'll be asked to attend an
exclusive 'invitation only' audition.
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 and friends 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 10 Audition 'Frequently Asked
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