Could you be the next Mastermind champion?

Mastermind contestants

Do you like to read, love quizzes and want an incredible experience? If so, you might have what it takes to become the next Mastermind champion!

Here’s a Q&A with former contestant Mohan to give you the inside track on what it’s like to sit in the iconic black chair…

Why did you apply for 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 any different from what you expected?

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 goose bumps 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?

Much as I love quizzing, I never felt that I was actually that good at it, but I got to the Grand Final of Mastermind. Nuff said.

To apply for this unmissable opportunity, simply fill in this form on the BBC website to be considered for the 2018 Mastermind contests.

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