I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had a very positive phone interview audition for Brain of Britain and received an email this week inviting me to appear in the upcoming series. As you can well imagine I am over the moon to take part in the show. Alongside Mastermind may main ambitions in quiz are to appear on these two shows and to have the chance to appear on Brain of Britain this year is fantastic.
It may be a case, in fact it IS a case that I am trying to run before I can walk but I see no harm in giving it a try. If I embarrass myself then at least I can say I tried! There is currently a five year rule on the show meaning it will be 2018 before I can appear again. I feel the best idea is to treat this year round as something of a stepping stone, get some experience of a top level broadcast quiz and then focus on coming back when I have more quiz experience to make a real go of it.
My main aim is to enjoy the experience and try and get 3rd place in the heat. I know that doesn't sound ambitious but given the quality of this show and the quality of some of the potential opposition, aiming for anything above that is a little unrealistic at the minute.
I cant wait!
Any tips from past contestants would be much appreciated!