Amezing! Am soooo! We went to see filming of shooting stars at television centre about 4 years ago, was a great experience. Think we had to be there about an hour before??? It will be brilliant. I am thinking there is a reasonable chance we might get them this year as on the date we've applied, we also have a wedding reception invite!
Huuuuge congrats bean... It is great fun! My advice is to get there early... If doors open at 2.30, get there at 11.30. Not everyone with tickets will get in!! It is ok to get someone else to queue for you... I would do this, or else bring a fold up stool with you. Last time I was there, two of the women queuing near me got their husbands to queue most of the time while they went shopping in Westfield! Once you're in, you will be held in a waiting area with a rubbish caf and BBC shop so make sure you have a big lunch. Stick out that bump and tell the security guards you can't stand for long periods of time and they will bring you to the studio early.. You will get great seats. Did this when I went with MIL as she is awaiting knee replacement and can't stand for very long, we were given seats near the judges. My DM will be gutted as we were hoping for tickets for the 20th and we mustn't have got them but can't really complain as I've been twice! Enjoy
lalalonglegs - you need to apply via the BBC website sometime in September for specific dates (or you can apply for every single date, like I did!). There's a deadline though, which unfortunately has passed for this year's series. You can sign up here for alerts, so at least you'll be able to apply next year
talkingnonsense - I know, but I think it's because not everyone will turn up on the day (who are these people?!?!). They have to send out more tickets than there are places so there aren't lots of empty seats if there are lots of no-shows.
Ethel I was lucky... First time round DH was rather surprised to get tickets, as ahem.. he hadn't actually applied for them, I used his email and his old address to give myself a better chance of getting them. He tortured me for a few days by saying he didn't know who he was going to bring!!!! Second time round a friend had tickets and couldn't go abd gave them to me! My strategy is to apply for lots of dates using DM, DMIL, DSis and my own email, address etc in the hopes that one if us gets lucky...