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How to be a Game Show contestant

Six months John Baily decided to get “on as many game shows as I could. With no expectations of victory, I figured I had nothing to lose but – at worst – a few rejection emails or a couple of wasted days.”

Baily tells The Sunday Age he applied for 1 vs 100, Temptation and Deal Or No Deal and made his way onto all three.

So what did he learn? Quite a bit about the casting process it seems. If you’re seriously interested into getting your hands on the big bucks his article is worth a good read.

Here are the finer points of his tips in getting your mug on the telly:

* Ask yourself: would you be willing to act like a grinning idiot in the middle of the Bourke Street Mall?
* Would you want to watch yourself for half an hour?
* Determine your chosen show’s typical contestant. Be someone else.
* At the same time: don’t act.

* Most contestant co-ordinators will know if you have it before you even open your mouth.
* Don’t stay up late revising your general knowledge.
* If you’re going to blow your potential winnings paying off the loan sharks camped in the front yard, keep it to yourself.
* Bring a friend.
* Don’t act desperate.

You can read the full article here.

6 Responses

  1. Hello good day!
    I would love to be a contestant ever since when i was in the Philippines but sad to say the game show deal or no deal in the Philippines was close already… I’ve been here in Sydney Australia for 7 months and just got married this January 9, 2010. It’s my dream come true to be in the show… Hope i can make it… More Powers to the show!

  2. I would love to be a contestant on Deal or No deal i have emiled several time in the past and i have had no reply, please let me know what i need to do.

    Thank you,
    Gina Dasko

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