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View nickyf's Profile nickyf 01 Nov 22 5.48pm Send a Private Message to nickyf Add nickyf as a friend

Anyone ever applied and been on one?
Did you win?
do the tv companies pay for Hotel, travel or food allowances
How long does the day last?

 

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Everybody knows that TV game show contestants are grown in a lab.

 


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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 02 Nov 22 12.50pm Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

Jim fixed it for me to milk a cow in the dark. Does that count?

 



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Closest I can get is a work colleague who was on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. He won 16k and wisely chose not to answer the next question which was about knitting. He was good enough to admit he would have chosen the wrong answer.

I don't think he got expenses you just turned up and hope you were picked.

 


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View martin2412's Profile martin2412 Flag The Big Wide World 02 Nov 22 2.16pm Send a Private Message to martin2412 Add martin2412 as a friend

I was once on a radio show quiz where you had to identify a famous voice from a 2 second clip. This quiz had been going for weeks where there had been hundreds of wrong answers given, and every time it was answered incorrectly another hundred quid was added to the prize money. It was worth thousands, and I 100% knew who it was.

Anyway, I got through and was put on hold until the presenter came to me. After a bit of inane chit-chat he played the voice again then asked me for my answer. I could hardly wait to cockily spurt out 'Neil Tennant from The Pet Shop Boys'. The drum rolled for 5 seconds and then he revealed that I was wrong.

It's a good job they've got a 7 second delay the names I called him.

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View doi209's Profile doi209 Flag Fighting for the weak and innocent... 02 Nov 22 6.59pm Send a Private Message to doi209 Add doi209 as a friend

Cash on Delivery on Capital Radio three times in the 1970's. Won it once.

Countdown in 2017. Lost on Crucial Conundrum.

Passed audition for Weakest Link in 2001 but not called.

Passed audition for the Chase in 2020 but not yet called.

It's the challenge not the monetary reward that urges me on.

Countdown is recorded in Manchester. I live in Cornwall. The return train fare and hotel for two nights were paid.
They record 5 programs in one day ( same celeb in Dic Corner ) enough for 1 week.
As I appeared on the last recording of the day, I had time for a photo with the 2 main ladies. Both are really nice.


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I have also known two people who appeared on WWTBAM - my agent when I was freelance back in 2000.
I also found out that the wife of a golfing partner appeared in 2016. Both won £125k.

 

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A uni friend of mine went on the old snooker gameshow Big Break. He was studying to be a doctor, so when he got an easy maths question wrong (and Big Break was hardly a tough quiz), Jim Davidson mercilessly took the p!$$ out of him for the entire show. My friend said getting horrendously p!$$ed with Davidson and Virgo after the show was the highlight lol

 

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Originally posted by martin2412

I was once on a radio show quiz where you had to identify a famous voice from a 2 second clip. This quiz had been going for weeks where there had been hundreds of wrong answers given, and every time it was answered incorrectly another hundred quid was added to the prize money. It was worth thousands, and I 100% knew who it was.

Anyway, I got through and was put on hold until the presenter came to me. After a bit of inane chit-chat he played the voice again then asked me for my answer. I could hardly wait to cockily spurt out 'Neil Tennant from The Pet Shop Boys'. The drum rolled for 5 seconds and then he revealed that I was wrong.

It's a good job they've got a 7 second delay the names I called him.

Edited by martin2412 (02 Nov 2022 2.18pm)

So, donít keep me in suspense; who was it then?


 

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I was on "winning streak" , a lottery connected game show in Ireland, just missed out on major prize, but won Ä48,200!..
And when I went to pub to celebrate with family later I found a fiver in the bar.... Was really on a roll that day!!!

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 03 Nov 22 10.55pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by martin2412

I was once on a radio show quiz where you had to identify a famous voice from a 2 second clip. This quiz had been going for weeks where there had been hundreds of wrong answers given, and every time it was answered incorrectly another hundred quid was added to the prize money. It was worth thousands, and I 100% knew who it was.

Anyway, I got through and was put on hold until the presenter came to me. After a bit of inane chit-chat he played the voice again then asked me for my answer. I could hardly wait to cockily spurt out 'Neil Tennant from The Pet Shop Boys'. The drum rolled for 5 seconds and then he revealed that I was wrong.

It's a good job they've got a 7 second delay the names I called him.

Edited by martin2412 (02 Nov 2022 2.18pm)

I don't want to hear 'Neil Tennant' and 'spurt out' in the same sentence, thanks!

 


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I won a few small things on radio shows whilst living in Dubai -
VIP Rugby 7 tickets - flight tickets, A nice meal out with the wife etc, but that big prize, something like a lottery win (or equivalent) has eluded me -.... so far....lol

 

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