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Letter: TV Mastermind contestants

Hat Trick/Hindsight Productions are currently casting contestants for the next series of the BBC Two quiz show – Mastermind, which will be celebrating its 50th year in production this year.

Do you have what it takes to sit in the famous black chair? Know enough about your specialist subject to be forensically tested? How’s your general knowledge? Are you a pub quiz whizz? Many start - but only one will finish... Will it be you?

Clive Myrie, Mastermind.
Clive Myrie, Mastermind.

Entry is open to UK residents (including Channel Islands & the Isle of Man) who are aged 18 or over. You do need some general knowledge, but we’re really interested in your three specialist subjects – the wider the range the better!

As well as regular quizzers, we also want to encourage people who might not usually apply for a quiz shows to get involved. We are looking to cast a diverse range of people. Hat Trick/Hindsight are committed to making programmes as inclusive as possible. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from under-represented groups.

It’s really easy to apply, for an application form email: mastermind.hth@hattrick.com or follow the link to apply: https://bit.ly/mastermindapplications.

After you have submitted your application, one of the casting team may get in touch to organise a Zoom audition with you. We’ll 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 is very relaxed and really good fun!

Auditions are currently under way, with the heats filming in Belfast this summer.

Applications close on Monday, May 9, at midnight. The sooner people get their application in the better!

Ayrton McGurgan,

Casting Researcher,


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