How to apply for Countdown – but think wisely about what you say hobbies are

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Reckon you're a bit of a maths genius or a word wizard?

Fancy putting your skills to the test against the clock on national TV and in front of 'Queen of Mean' Anne Robinson?

Well, what are you waiting for… get yourself on Countdown, it is one of the UK's most-loved game shows after all.

And with Countdown welcoming Anne as its new host, excitement surrounding the treasured letters and numbers show has been bubbling.

If you frequently watch it with a pen and paper in hand or beat Rachel to the answer of the numerical puzzles, then you've probably got what it takes to apply for the show.

The application process may be a little more involved than some other game shows but it is straightforward enough, reports Mirror Online.

But think carefully about what you say your hobbies are as they could no doubt, add fuel to Anne's famous witty remarks.

You can apply online by registering for an account and filling out a few forms on the website.

In terms of initial requirements, contestants must be 16 or over, a resident of the UK or Ireland and must not be an employee or family member of an employee working on the production company.

In terms of more personal questions, the application process asking individuals about their qualifications, their occupations, their hobbies and if they have any unusual or entertaining quirks.

If you have ever had to write a CV, you should be fine with this type of quizzing.

For more information about getting on the show, or if you're not feeling brave enough to be a contestant but would like to be an audience member, you can find details here.

  • Maths-Whizz
  • Anne Robinson
  • Countdown
  • Channel 4

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