Countdown is the daytime words and numbers quiz show. It was the first show to appear on Channel 4 in 1982 and has been a popular, cult show ever since.

Each day two contestants compete in 15 rounds of words and numbers to become the Countdown Champion.

If you would like to apply to be a contestant on Countdown, please download and fill in the contestant application form (PDF) and e-mail it back to us at with a recent picture of yourself.

Or if you'd just like to be in the audience - check out our blog for how to apply for tickets.