Posted in Derren Brown News

Posted by Derren Brown News June 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm

For those of you who have been having trouble getting through might want to try again today. We’ve had a thousand questions about the application – the answers are below.

But if you’ve had trouble we so far do keep trying as the initial heavy load seems to have now died down and the servers are coping with traffic levels.


I’m not 18 until (insert date) can I still apply?
You can apply and Objective will consider your proposal. If you aren’t 18 on the date mentioned in the application then the answer is “unfortunately no”.

I’m not from the UK can I still apply?
UK applicant only please. To find out where the UK is try this:

Do I have to send the application back to the email I got it from?
Yes. The forms need to be sent to Objective, if you email them to us we can’t forward them on, they need to come from YOUR email address.

Do I put a specific title in the subject line?
Anything will do but to make it easier please put “Completed Application”.

I’m still getting a delivery failure notice, what do I do?
Keep trying each day. There’s PLENTY of time to get your forms in, it’s not a first come first served basis and we will be taking application forms for the rest of this week and in to next week as well.

I Never got a form, can I still apply?
Yes and for several days to come too.

How do I sign a digital format?
You can print it out and sign it, take a photo on your phone and email it to yourself and include it with the form. Alternatively take a picture of your signature and copy and paste that in to the document.

Is there any way to check if my form has been received?
Unfortunately no, thousands of people have applied and we can’t look through every request we get. Sorry.

I sent in my application and got a form sent back, do you have my application?
Once we have your email that’s the email we need you to send the form back with. If you apply via one email and reply via another we may not accept your form. Please only use one email address and note that once we have your email stored we can then accept a form off you.

Is this a silly trick by Derren to get us all worked up after he said there would be no questions answered?
No this is a GENUINE REQUEST. We will not be answering any questions about the show.

When is the show and what’s it about?
See the answer to the last question.

I was born on a leap year and my doctor said to stay away from goateed men and I have to wash my hamster that morning – should I still apply?

TV Show – What? How do I apply?
Click here.

Thank you all for your patience.


June 30, 2011 at 1:49 pm
Stephanie(Stevie) Brennan says:

I will do it Id love to do it Can I do it pls pls xxxx

June 30, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I believe x

June 30, 2011 at 1:55 pm
Honor Louise says:

ARGH BEING 14 SUCKS!!!! But hopefully Derren will do a show in 4 years time? pretty please? xD Or one in two years for 16 and up.. Whatever.. Please? 🙂

June 30, 2011 at 1:57 pm
Jojoe6969 says:


June 30, 2011 at 2:04 pm
Emma Carey says:

Do any medical conditions mean a person can’t be involved in this? Don’t want to spend hours filling out forms if there’s absolutely no chance of being chosen.. Thanks.

– It would depend on the condition, but I would err on the side of caution – P.

June 30, 2011 at 2:12 pm
Abigail says:

Thanks Phillis 🙂

June 30, 2011 at 2:14 pm
Siobhan says:

Loving the cartoon 🙂 People in work think I’m mad now, sitting here laughing like an eejit!

June 30, 2011 at 2:17 pm
Emily says:

I have sent back my completed application, I received another application back, is this just because it’s automatic?

Make sure you use the SAME email address you applied from, once we have your email on the database it shouldn’t resend you a form once you have been sent one – Phillis

June 30, 2011 at 2:26 pm
Andy says:

Haha, people read far too much into stuff.

June 30, 2011 at 2:31 pm
Ian Burba says:

Dude so Ireland isn’t a part of the UK club? That I didn’t know.

June 30, 2011 at 2:34 pm
d4m4s74 says:

Will you ever do a show foreigners can apply for?

– Not for the foreseeable future. We remind you to support your local mind-benders – Phillis

June 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm
Fiona says:

@Emily i’m getting the same thing. I sent it twice as a test and each time i got another questionnaire back. Hopefully that means our applications are received ?

– Sounds like they have it. – Phillis

June 30, 2011 at 3:11 pm
Jay K says:

I’m Irish and would love to move to the UK just for this!
PS, reading “Tricks of the Mind” at the moment… great read.

June 30, 2011 at 3:13 pm
Jay K says:

lol… I mean, reading “Confessions of a Conjurer” at the moment…!!

June 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm
Lyndsey says:

“To find out where the UK is try this” hahaha – that’s made my day!

June 30, 2011 at 3:42 pm
Rebecca says:

Can anyone please confirm if availability is a requirement? Don’t want to waste time filling it out if this will void my application. Thanks

– I would suspect so – Phillis

June 30, 2011 at 4:09 pm
Kelly says:

I’ve attached a photo of my signature will this be enough? It’s not pasted into the document it’s separate as I didn’t know how to put it in the questionnaire and my printer/scanner is broken at the moment.

– Yes 🙂 – Phillis

June 30, 2011 at 4:12 pm
Kath says:

Baw, I guess the planned holidays question means that over the next three months or so that something will be needed from us to participate. Sadly that would exempt me, as I’m actually going to be away for the entire upcoming three months.

June 30, 2011 at 4:17 pm
K says:

I’ve opted not to apply this time – common sense tells me that being pregnant counts me out!

June 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm
spiderabc1 says:

Going to apply (if the form comes through) but I really am such a chicken and had to think about it for a nano second.

June 30, 2011 at 8:59 pm
Codifier says:

I am a gorilla who cannot form English words and therefore must communicate through the use of sign language. My written English is however quite adequate. Can I still apply?

July 1, 2011 at 11:46 am
Abigail says:

Where the heck can I get the application form from?!

– The application form is hidden on a super secret location in the FAQ section on this blog post. Only those with cunning and skill will find it. 😛 – P

July 1, 2011 at 1:22 pm
Rob M says:

Anyone else still having trouble?
I tried on the day it came out and it did not bounce back or fail. no application.
tried another email address just in case the system did not like that today, and still no application form.

maybe im barred, lol

July 1, 2011 at 2:33 pm
Kirsty J says:

I forgot to send a photo with it the first time, so sent it a second time with photo attached. I am stupid. Sorry.

July 1, 2011 at 2:57 pm
Chris says:

Just sent-off my Application.

Enough bricks have been shat to warrant a small Hamlet. Gah…

July 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm
Abigail says:

hahahahahaha yessssssss I must be cunning and skill full because I’ve found it 🙂

July 1, 2011 at 4:27 pm
karen says:

i have already had a small part in one of derrens shows, ‘miracles for sale’ the hypnosis part, does this mean i have no chance of appearing in another one? or do i have as good a chance as everyone else

– yes – P.

July 1, 2011 at 8:39 pm
EmC_98 says:

Hmm… the second to last question sounds like someone I know, which is weird. I wish I could participate in one of Derren’s shows, but I’m under-aged (I’m 13). 🙁 Why can’t he do a show that involves midgety things, i.e. children and teens? It would be so cool if he did!

Well, enough wondering about the future stuff, it’s time for me to look up more irritatingly correct singulars and plurals – my favourites are octopodes (not octopi), discussion fora and datum. Why did I just say that? Now everyone must think I’m a strange person.

July 2, 2011 at 12:18 pm
EmC_98 says:

I only just clicked the picture. Whoever made that was messed up, but cool. 😀

July 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Charlie says:

Do I have to attach a photo of myself?

July 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm
JB says:

I’m guessing that if there’s a chance you may not be able to get time off work, as and when required, its pointless applying?? weekends would be fine for me, but weekdays may be a problem haha!

July 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm
Robert Stead says:

Done 🙂

July 2, 2011 at 5:35 pm

OK, maybe I’m being a bit thick here but is it ok to send it all (form, photo, sig etc), as a zip file? I am a bit of a technophobe when it comes to things like this sometimes, so don’t shoot me….. 🙁

LC x

July 3, 2011 at 1:55 pm
Becca says:

Brilliant meme 😛

July 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm
Mark says:

Only just clicked on the pic and found the meme, well done P. X

July 3, 2011 at 5:23 pm
Elizabeth says:

haha- thanks for the instructions as to where the UK is.
P.S. ouch.

July 7, 2011 at 8:56 am
Donna J says:

For those not getting the questionnaire, try another email address if you have one. Worked for me…unfortunately I’m not available on the date 🙁 maybe next time!

November 8, 2011 at 5:07 pm
Toran says:

Are diabetics (type 1) usually refused

February 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm
Laura says:

Only 3 years till i can apply. -__- i hate being 15.