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Anyone ever been in the audience of a tv show?

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FruityWidow Tue 14-Jan-20 15:46:47

As above really. There's loads of shows which have a live audience - has anyone ever been to one?

Doubleraspberry Tue 14-Jan-20 15:47:36

Friends. It was awesome. They gave us pizza.

UnitedRoad Tue 14-Jan-20 15:51:55

We saw ‘Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps’ years and years ago. Also when the lottery was fairly new, and it was a main tv programme, we saw that being filmed too.

silver1977 Tue 14-Jan-20 15:55:13

Yes a couple, 'Red or Black' with Ant & Dec a couple of years ago and 'Summertime Special' about 30 years ago, loved the experience! So interesting and depending on the show, very funny!

shumway Tue 14-Jan-20 15:56:02

Been to see The Chase and The Cube and a cookery chef programme presented by Sue Perkins but it was rubbish so never really took off.

Namestranger Tue 14-Jan-20 15:56:09

Loads (work).

Get there early as they always overbook and wee before you go in!

BringMeTea Tue 14-Jan-20 15:58:11

A Question of Sport circa 1993.

ImportantWater Tue 14-Jan-20 16:00:21

Ages ago when I was a teenager - it was a quiz show, they never made another series of it so it can't have been very good!
Also went to see Charlie Brooker doing a show that was filmed in Hammersmith about ten years ago.

NewNameChange2020 Tue 14-Jan-20 16:08:45

Jeremy Kyle. I can't stand him or that show but I was a PA at the time to a super fan who had disabilities and needed an escort so we went along. He was vile to all his guests as well as members of the audience when the cameras stopped filming. It really opened her eyes to him and needless to say she was not a fan after that.

Thedeadwood Tue 14-Jan-20 16:10:10

Yeah, quite a few such as Have I Got News For You but I got bored of having to be there so early and q for ages.

Alakazam8 Tue 14-Jan-20 16:14:24

The Voice- Tom Jones started an impromptu version of ‘great balls of fire’ which was never shown but great to hear.
The backing band was really good too.

katy1213 Tue 14-Jan-20 16:15:13

Yes, some really tedious celebrity quiz show; can't remember the name.
Audience was 'warmed -up' by a not very funny comedian and instructed when to laugh. I didn't oblige! The celebs said fuck a lot and apparently we were supposed to find this hilarious. Would have been more entertaining hanging around the bus shelter with the local sweary teenagers.

CoffeeWithMyOxygen Tue 14-Jan-20 16:15:29

University Challenge as a team from my college was on. My friend nearly had to sit on me to calm me down when I knew the answer to a question they all drew a blank on grin

ChibiTotoro Tue 14-Jan-20 16:17:05

I was in the audience for a Harry Hill show. It was pre-recorded in front of a live audience. Never do this! If they're not happy with it they do it over and over again. One of the guests couldn't get their one line right, they probably did it 10 times and it started to feel like people were laughing at them not with them.
Live TV was fun. I was in the audience for Late Lunch and got filmed shaking hands with Mel and Sue at the start of the show. Can't remember what I took in my lunchbox though.

Meltedicicle Tue 14-Jan-20 16:18:09

Yes, Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire which was great as we were on the front row and sat behind the celebs so we were on telly lol! And a sitcom which was called Kiss me Kate I think with Caroline Quentin and Amanda Holden. The bits in between takes were very revealing!

WestCovina Tue 14-Jan-20 16:19:32

I was in the audience for Take Me Out once.

It was dire. Paddy took a break every 5 minutes and it took over 3 hours to film a 40 minute show.

Also the auditions of BGT once and that was good!

Chunkyetfunky90 Tue 14-Jan-20 16:19:40

Celebrity juice-was funny but got quite tedious
X factor- was absolute shite
Bgt-by far was the best !!

hoopdaloo Tue 14-Jan-20 16:20:12

Was in the big brother audience once. Long day, lots of waiting. But it was fun. Davina sat on the steps and watched the whole episode.

Crinkle77 Tue 14-Jan-20 16:21:54

@Meltedicicle please tell us more.

keepingbees Tue 14-Jan-20 16:21:54

Gladiators as a child. I loved the programme but being in the audience was really boring. Lots of setting up and faffing and only a minute or two of each event.

Ohdeariedear Tue 14-Jan-20 16:22:17

Lots of CBBC things as they film a lot of them near us. Dog ate my homework was good and we turned up one day to discover it was the grand final of the kids dance show we’d booked for and someone from The Next Step was a guest judge and DD was absolutely beside herself.

TowerRingInferno Tue 14-Jan-20 16:23:21

Have I got news for you (took hours to record!)
Question Time

Johnsonsfiat Tue 14-Jan-20 16:26:18

Jane MacDonald!!!! I was the youngest in the audience probably. And I'm old. wink

Meltedicicle Tue 14-Jan-20 16:30:59

@Crinkle77 well it was a long time ago so AH was a lot younger but the way she was came across as very arrogant/odd/attention seeking and quite condescending to one of the other actors. Just had a very weird atmosphere!

NewNameIsNew Tue 14-Jan-20 16:31:06

I was in the audience for Late Lunch and got filmed shaking hands with Mel and Sue at the start of the show. Can't remember what I took in my lunchbox though.

Me too!

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