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BBC announces its biggest-ever search for quiz show talent

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MUMBAI: UK pubcaster the BBC has announced its biggest-ever search for quiz show talent in the UK to take part in a series - The National Lottery People's Quiz.

Throughout January 2007, Jamie Theakston, William G Stewart, Kate Garraway and Myleene Klass will be hosting open auditions across the UK to search for undiscovered quiz show talent.

Theakston says, "It's certainly one of the most exciting shows I've ever worked on. For the first time the whole nation can compete against each other to find out who is the best quizzer in the country."

There are 200,700 chances to take part and contestants must answer ten general knowledge questions correctly in a row to get through to the next round. Pass through the next three rounds successfully and one could be the guaranteed winner.

In a twist, every question for the initial heats will be published in advance of the auditions, allowing everyone in the UK to test their general knowledge and polish their quiz show skills.

Questions are available now at bbc.co.uk/peoplesquiz for potential contestants to start practicing their general knowledge.

But with hundreds of thousands of questions on subjects ranging from Posh and Becks to party politics, only the very brightest will make it through to the final and the chance to win a cash prize.

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