Fancy a free night out, and getting your mug on the telly? Why not join the audience for your favourite show?
Visit http://www.applausestore.com/ for FREE tickets to get behind the scenes of shows like Britain's got Talent, QI, X-Factor, Over the Rainbow or Big Brother. (Although why anyone would want to be involved in Big Brother in any capacity is beyond me) These tickets are available to anyone, but sometimes there are age restrictions.
Even better than being in the audience, is getting paid for your time by being an extra.
There are numerous websites advertising for extras on soaps or dramas. The site Universal Extras has pages for students (http://www.universalextras.co.uk/index2.php) and non-students (http://www.universalextras.co.uk/index4.php) and features some intriguing casting auditions. My particular favourite being, "We are looking for men of all ages with big beards. The bigger the better- for a feature film with Uma Thurman"
We'd love to hear from anyone who has been an extra or audience member for a show - tell us how it went on our message boards. Also let us know of any reliable websites for finding extras work.