MASTERMIND: You can apply now to take part in the famous BBC quiz show
FANCY YOURSELF as the next Mastermind champion or just want to be a contestant on the show? Mohan, a former grand finalist on the show, shares his experience of taking part in the famous BBC quiz.
Why did you apply to be a contestant on Mastermind?
I simply wanted to see how I did on the best quiz out there. I was also always transfixed by the atmosphere of the programme and, of course, that incredible theme tune.
Was appearing on the programme different from what you expected? If so, why?
Broadly speaking, I would say not. I expected it to be an incredible experience and that is exactly what it was. I expected to get goosebumps sitting in that chair and that’s exactly what happened!
What I did find a little surprising is that I was less nervous when I was actually in the chair.
Describe your experience as a contestant on Mastermind?
Incredible, just incredible. The best experience I’d had since the birth of my daughter. That is absolutely no exaggeration, every step has a fond memory.
How much fun did you have revising for your chosen subject?
Huge fun! I deliberately picked subjects I was passionate about because although I had my eye on the prize, I wanted the whole experience to be fun.
How did Mastermind change your life?
As much as I love quizzes, I never felt that I was actually that good at it. I got to the grand final of Mastermind. Nuff said.
Do you love to read, have a passion for learning or enjoy taking part in quizzes? Then why not apply to be a contestant on Mastermind? The BBC are currently looking for contestants. Apply at firstname.lastname@example.org now.
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