Big Brother 2018 housemate auditions are now open

Find out how you can take part in the Channel 5 show's nineteenth series
1 comment - Posted on January 8 2018 at 12:20pm

Big Brother 2017 eye logo - 'United Kingdom of Big Brother'

Endemol Shine UK has begun accepting housemate auditions for Big Brother 2018 UK, amid rumours that the show’s nineteenth series could be set to air later than usual.

Once again, auditions are being conducted online, with wannabe contestants able to apply by going to and filling out the form.

All submissions must include two photos and a video of the applicant. The video must demonstrate the “essence” of their personality and explain why they’d make the perfect housemate, but cannot be more than two minutes long, or include any copyrighted music.

The FAQs page on the website explains: “There are no rules about what you should include, but you’ve only got one chance to show us who you are and what you are about – so make it count.”

Big Brother 2017 house - entrance stairs

This year, hopefuls are not required to register in pairs – as they were for the last ‘civilian’ run, which featured several duos, including sisters and a married couple.

However, an unusually late cut-off date for the age limit has raised the eyebrows of Big Brother fans.

All applicants must be aged 18 or over by Tuesday 31st July – unlike most recent years, in which they had to be 18 or over on the date of their first audition.

This has prompted speculation that Channel 5 may be set to air the ‘civilian’ Big Brother later than usual this year, avoiding a clash with ITV2 rival Love Island, which dominated the ratings in 2017.

Big Brother 2017

Successful applicants will be invited to meet the producers at regional callbacks, but due to the age cut-off date, some may still be aged 17 during the later audition stages. The FAQs state: “If you are under 18 at the date of your audition, we may ask you to bring someone with you.”

In addition to meeting the age criteria, all hopefuls must also be British Nationals, or have the right to reside in the UK or Republic of Ireland. A closing date for online applications is yet to be confirmed.

The next series of Big Brother UK will be the last to air under Channel 5’s contract with Endemol. The show’s future is thought to be hanging in the balance, with C5 boss Ben Frow recently saying he’d rather it wasn’t part of the broadcaster’s programming line-up.

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1 comment on this article

  1. Ashley Smith says:
    Thu 11 Jan Reply !

    :doh: :envy: : :shock: Helloooooo

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