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From Blankety Blank to Come Dine With Me, the TV shows looking for Teesside contestants

If you’ve ever though you’ve got what it takes to become a TV star – now’s your chance.

From game shows, to documentaries and reality TV with jackpot prizes to be won – there are plenty of programs currently looking for new contestants.

We’ve listed five programs currently looking for you – with a couple of new ones listed too.

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Channel 4’s Hunted is currently casting and looking for contributors in the North-east.

Casting is currently under way for the next series of the show, which follows a number of volunteers as they try to go off grid and become a fugitive in the UK.

Channel 4’s Hunted is looking for new contestants

Shine TV, who produces Hunted, are looking for people of all ages to try and evade capture from a team of expert trackers.

They are keen to hear from people from a variety of backgrounds and professions who think they have what it takes to disappear in 21st century Britain.

Successful applicants could be going it alone or with friends, family or colleagues – as long they think they can take on The Hunters, the producers love to hear from you.

A prize of £100,000 will be shared equally between the fugitives who successfully evade capture.

Shine TV also make The Island and Master Chef.

For anyone interested in applying, they can do so here.

Blankety Blank

Hosted by Bradley Walsh, the iconic game show, which sees celebs helping contestants by filling in the missing blanks, will be back for a brand new ten-part series this year.

The BBC is looking for contestants to take part in the upcoming episodes.

The channel says: “We’re searching 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.

“If you think you have what it takes then apply now and you could be walking away with some fantastic prizes and the coveted Blankety Blank check book and pen.”

You must be 18 or over in order to apply.

To submit yourself, fill out the online form here.

Online applications currently close on 18 March 2022.

The traitors

A brand new BBC reality competition series is on the look-out for UK contestants to play games of trust and deception.

The Traitors will see teams attempt to eliminate ‘faithful’ contestants as they play in teams to compete a series of missions to win big jackpot prizes at the end.

As described on the BBC website for interested applicants: “The Traitors is a new reality competition series built on strategy and suspicion, filmed in the Scottish Highlands.

“A team of players will compete in a series of missions, the more missions they win, the bigger the prize pot.

“However, amongst the players lie the ‘Traitors’. The Traitors will meet in secret and decide who to eliminate from their fellow players known as a ‘Faithful’. The aim of the Traitors is to stay undetected until the end of the game.

“Whilst trying to avoid being eliminated, the Faithfuls must figure out who is a Traitor and vote them out so they can take the prize money for themselves.

“If a Traitor makes it to the end, they are in with a chance of taking home the cash prize. Throughout the season, there will be twists, turns and surprises for the players.

“A game of trust and treachery… do you have what it takes to play?”

Do you have a good gut instinct and think you’d be good at spotting the traitors? Sign up here.

All applicants must be 18 or over, contact if you have any questions.

Eat Dine With Me

Fancy yourself as a dab hand in the kitchen?

Now could be your chance to show off your skills as Come Dine With Me is on the look out for people to appear on the show.

The long running Channel 4 show is a teatime staple for many Brits and has given us plenty of TV gold over the years.

The show’s producers are urging budding chefs from the North East to apply.

A post from a producer on social media earlier this week read: “We are making a new format called “Come Dine With Me – The Professionals” which sees restaurants taking turns to host and cook for one another, with the restaurant scoring the highest winning £1000.

If you own a restaurant or work at a restaurant in the NORTH EAST and would like to know more please email OR apply here.

Channel 4's Come Dine With Me
Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me

One for the kids

Does your child love to cook? Do they enjoy being in the kitchen? Are they aged between 6 and 8 years old?

If you answered yes to those three questions then MCC Media may have an opportunity for you.

The North-east production company is making a new children’s cooking show due to air later this year.

The firm is on the look out for “fun families and confident children” to take part.

If you’re interested in applying, send an email to

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