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Mastermind Audition Question

Postby DanielFullard » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:36 pm

Hi

I am applying for Mastermind and I have a quick question. What happened in the audition? Do your specialist subjects play a part in the audition? I am thinking of the four subjects to choose and any help would be great

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Re: Mastermind Audition Question

Postby Ambassador » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:19 pm

Hi Dan,

I auditioned last year at a GP. So I did the written test and then went into the interview. My guess is that what impressed them was the test score, and my ability to sell myself and my specialist subjects. The mantra (for non-slebs) is of course "don't offer Man U or Bond films, because 250 other people do each year".

One of my specialist subjects was also offered by someone else, so I needed to have four. You don't have to be grilled on your specialist subject, but you can help yourself immensely if you can demonstrate that it will intrigue the audience, or provide 2 minutes of "I never knew that.."

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Re: Mastermind Audition Question

Postby DanielFullard » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:07 am

Thanks for that!

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Re: Mastermind Audition Question

Postby grecian » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:44 am

I applied online a few months back for the next series - has anyone heard anything yet? I have heard nothing.

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Re: Mastermind Audition Question

Postby johnwilson » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:32 pm

There is a new producer for this series, who was meeting with 21st Century Quiz today

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Re: Mastermind Audition Question

Postby Dogmanjack » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:25 pm

I went a few years ago. Gorgeous runner working on the audition in Leeds. Anyway, they loved my subjects, but not me.
Basically, just went in, talked a bit about subjects, then answered some questions.

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Re: Mastermind Audition Question

Postby DanielFullard » Thu May 10, 2012 3:58 pm

Yeah, my audition is confirmed for week after next. Informed me there will be a brief chat about subjects and filming times and also 20 GK questions


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