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Become an Armchair Judge

If you've ever found yourself shouting in frustration when TV judges give their opinions on other talent shows, here's your opportunity to be heard...

Our host, Graham Norton, is looking for you. We want groups of all ages from around the country to form our 101 hand-picked 'Armchair Judges'. You will ultimately decide which four out of the eight acts will make it through to the live final every week. In each show, after an act performs, our celebrity judges in the studio will give their comments as usual but then it's over to you to vote for which acts in our showdown should be given the chance to win £10,000.

In addition to this we may wish to come and film you or ask you to participate in our live studio show from the comfort of your own sofa. You'll be able to interact with Graham and the studio judges and be seen by millions of viewers across the country. Will you agree with what the celebrity judges have to say or will you want to set them straight?

Your comments could sway the public voting and ultimately determine which acts go through to final later on that night.

If you think you know talent when you see it, if you think you can handle the pressures of LIVE TV and if you want to be part of a TV first, then we want to hear from you NOW!

As one of our Armchair Judges you will not only be an integral part of the show but part of a TV first!

How to Apply

1) Decide who you'd like to be in your group (you can be a judge with your family, your flatmates, your work colleagues, your friends, even your dog!)
2) Film a short video (no longer than 2 minutes) telling us :- what your favourite TV show is and why you like it. And also tell us why you think your group should be judges on the show. Please include as many of your group as possible when filming.
3) Fill in the application form (which you can download below) and return it along with your video clip AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! You can send us your video on VHS or DVD by post.

Videos don't need to be professionally shot, it's just to give us an idea of what you would be like on TV.

Please send your VHS/DVD and application form to:-

When Will I Be Famous - Armchair Judges
Room 3317
BBC Television Centre
Wood Lane
W12 7RJ

NOTE: Participants need to be 18 years or over unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Unfortunately videos and DVD cannot be returned.

Interested applicants must be available on one of the following Saturdays in February:- 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Application Forms

Download a Word Application Form
Download a PDF verson

Thanks for your time and good luck!

All information submitted will be used solely for the purposes of sourcing armchair judges for the programme When Will I Be Famous.

Show Times

Next show: Saturday 24 February at 7.35pm and 9.35pm on BBC One.


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