ANTĐ and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway will be back in just a few months – but if you want to sit in the iconic audience, you’ll need to get through a few rounds first.
Audiences on ITV hit shows are notoriously very interactive and often full of real characters and now we can reveal why.
To get a seat on set, fans have to fill out a lengthy application form – and researchers want to know EVERYTHING about you when they’re looking for the most interesting audience.
It seems that crazy grandparents, expectant parents and people with stories of bad things are at the top of the list of potential candidates.
One of the first questions you have to answer is: “Do you have any confessions and/or funny/embarrassing stories about yourself? The best ones are the ones that not many people know about!? ”
It will then ask about hobbies and party tricks, before asking if you have children or grandchildren.
Another question read: “Do you have grandparents who live their lives to the fullest and always go above and beyond for you?”
And looking for a sob story, it asked: “Have you or anyone you know canceled a major life event due to lockdown restrictions (e.g. you had to cancel your wedding? )”
Once you’ve done all of that, you’ll also have to upload some clips of yourself – performing “singing, dancing, or whatever shows off your personality”.
In return, audiences often get to participate in games, mingle with celebrities or win great prizes.
The presenting duo have confirmed the show will return to screens when their current show Limitless ends next month.
Last year, they were forced to have a virtual audience due to the pandemic.
In 2020, there was absolutely no audience because Covid was successful for the first time and the show was eventually halted from airing.
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