Have you ever wanted to be on TV?

Are you addicted to online quizzes and dragging your mates to the pub for quiz night? Then if you haven't applied to be on a Great British TV quiz or game show yet, why not?

It might just be that you have no idea how to go about it, which is fair enough. If you're not a showbiz insider, the world of backstage television isn't exactly known to us all.

Luckily we've rounded up some of the quiz shows seeking contestants. We also point you in the direction of the application forms.

Sadly some of Britain's best-loved quiz shows are not looking for contestants at the moment - we're looking at you, Pointless.

But plenty of telly favourites are on the hunt for their next champions. Could it be you? As we said, it won't be unless you know how to apply.

Here's the rundown on applying for seven TV quiz and game shows, with some bonus tips at the end...

Mystery new show

The makers of The Million Pound Drop and Small Fortune have a new big money quiz in the pipeline.

Filming will take place in Manchester in July for what seems to be an untitled programme so far, simply referred to as 'Big Money Quiz Show' in the adverts - though that could, of course, be the show's name in the end!

It sounds like the concept really is all about the cash involved.

Players will have to make a "snap decision" that could bag them a "life-changing" sum of money - apparently worth "thousands".

If you're interested quick thinking, sound judgement and some general knowledge are key qualities for success.

Find out more and apply online.

Beat the Chasers

Every fan of daytime quiz shows knows about The Chase but Beat the Chasers has taken the show into prime time telly territory.

The Chasers are quiz legends. Facing one of them is bad enough. But taking on the whole lot? That's some daunting TV quizzing.

While The Chase involves a team taking on one chaser, Beat the Chasers is all about a single contestant against a team of quiz titans.

The next series of the spin-off is seeking contestants. Those interested have until the end of June 22, though that deadline could change.

Apply online here.

Blankety Blank

Bradley Walsh
Bradley Walsh

Blankety Blank has a long TV history and the BBC have revived the nostalgic format.

Bradley Walsh - already a staple of TV quizzes courtesy of The Chase - is the wise-cracking host of the relaunched show.

The programme-makers are looking for "fun, confident, outgoing and entertaining people" who think that they can fill in the blank word of a sentence and win big.

There is no need for physical skills or a super brain and you will be helped along the way by a panel of famous faces who will attempt to match your answers.

Prizes include - wait for it - a priceless Blankety Blank cheque book and pen.

To apply, email [email protected] before July 16. More information is available via the BBC online.

Countdown

Host Nick Hewer says the makers of the programme had gone to “such trouble”
Host Nick Hewer

Do you love nothing more than stringing consonants and vowels together for points?

Then we all know Countdown is the show you need to apply for.

This show has a cult following. Succeed on Countdown and you'll be a hero in certain circles for life.

The application process is perhaps a little more formal and rigorous than other shows on this list, at least at first glance.

You have to register your interest and then fill out an application form.

You must be aged 16 and over, resident in the UK or Ireland and not an employee of any of the production companies involved in making the show.

The show is always on our screens so the search for contestants is continuous.

Find the application form online.

The Chase

Bradley Walsh again - you cannot escape him in TV quiz land.

The ITV website says the company is recruiting hopefuls for series 14 of The Chase.

It's another one that requires you to register and fill out an application form.

This is one of the most popular quizzes in Britain.

Find out more about applying and look at the application form.

It's Behind You

Never heard of this show?

We hadn't either - that's because it's a new one, which ITV are looking to find contestants for to take part in a pilot.

This is a chance to (potentially) be part of TV history - imagine if you appear on the pilot and the show goes on to be a household name, appearing on our screens for years.

Of course, if the show's a flop, you will at least get an anecdote out of it.

The only rule of the show is "don't turn around".

That's because the action of the game show happens behind the contestant's back.

It's described as a game show featuring "hilarious" games, so we're not sure if there will be much quizzing involved. This is a new show after all.

But it's another chance to get competitive on national television, so maybe you're interested?

The last date for applications to be on It's Behind You is June 25.

Apply online.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

Jeremy Clarkson is not everyone's cup of tea.

But if he was giving you a cheque for a million pounds? You'd like him then even if you're not a fan, right?

The days of Chris Tarrant hosting the quiz show with the biggest top prize in the land are long gone.

Back then, millions tuned in like clockwork to watch contestants try to become millionaires.

Clarkson's revival of the show has had some success, though.

Let's be honest, us quiz fans had missed this telly classic.

And the good news is it seems like you've got ages to apply for the next series if you fancy a go.

Only 15 questions between you and all that money - how hard could it be, right?

Apply online – you must be aged 18 or over by November 14 to be eligible.

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Mastermind's famous black chair

Now for a bonus tip if you're a wannabe telly contestant.

Applications for Mastermind are currently closed.

But we thought you'd want to know there's still a way to register your interest for an appearance in the big black chair.

If you want a shot at showing off your general knowledge in perhaps the most famous seat on telly - don't forget you'll need to come up with your 'specialist subject' too - you need to register via the BBC website.

Simply by emailing the production company Hat Trick (at [email protected]), you could make sure you're in the running for the next series, before applications even officially open.

Worth a shot surely?

Jonathan Gibson
Jonathan Gibson after he becomes the youngest person to win BBC's Mastermind

What if I'm not a quizzer?

Of course you might fancy yourself as a TV star, just not as a quiz champion.

From Love Island to The One Show, there are still plenty of ways to put yourself forward for an appearance on screen.

You can find out more general information on appearing on some of the nation's most-watched shows via the be on a show sections of the BBC and ITV websites.