THINK YOU KNOW A THING OR TWO ABOUT STYLE?
NOW’S YOUR CHANCE TO PROVE IT!!
IS COMING TO SPAIN!
IF YOU WANT TO TAKE PART IN THE MASSIVELY POPULAR HIT ITV1 SHOW AND
ATTEMPT TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE 1000 EUROS WINNERS CLUB!
WE’LL BE IN
YOUR AREA SOON!
FIND OUT HOW TO TAKE PART BY GETTING IN TOUCH ON 0044 207 157 4734 OR
Fact sheet for Contestants:
Thank you for applying for May the Best House Win. Here is a brief run down of how the filming works and what you need to do.
Three days of Fun!
The MTBHW shoot takes place over a three day period.
DAY 1 – The crew will spend half the day filming in your house. This will consist of you giving us a tour of your house telling us your favourite rooms, objects, items with a story etc. We will also film a sit down interview about yourself and what you expect from the week.
DAYS 2 & 3 – HOUSE TOURS – Over the following two days, you will get to meet the other fabulous people we’ve found in the area and tour their houses. Each house tour lasts half a day, one of these tours will be of your house.
THE EVENING OF DAY 3 – THE BIG REVEAL – We will do one last interview in a room in your house, where you find out what the others have scored you and who has won the 1000€ prize!
The House Tours
The host welcomes the other homeowners into their home. They can offer welcome drinks and nibbles if they want.
Once everyone has arrived the host gives the group a little speech about their house which can be as elaborate as you want. In the past the hosts have generally told their guests how long they’ve lived there, some background info about the décor, and set down a few light hearted rules about snooping around, such as “Don’t sit on my chaise longue!”
Once the speech is over the guests have a chance to look around the house without the host. They will be shown the whole house, although only filmed in three or four rooms. If there are any areas you do not want them to go (kid’s bedroom or storage room) please let us know. A member of the crew will always be with them. Whilst the house tour is going on the host will wait outside with the producer and prepare for the hospitality.
This is where the host puts on a little bit of entertainment for the guests. This is usually something that relates to the house or the host. For example if you’re sports mad you could do a keep fit class! Previous examples have included a Victorian afternoon tea, head banging to heavy metal and a magic act. This is only a small bit of fun lasting 15-20 minutes max.
Interviews & Scoring
Once the house tour and hospitality is over the guests will be interviewed individually in the host’s house to score their experience out of 10. They will also write a little comment on the back of the score card about how they feel, such as “Nice house, shame about the net curtains”. You base your overall score on the décor, the way the house makes you feel, how much you like the house and how much you enjoyed the entertainment.
At the end of day 3, each host is interviewed in their own home and filmed reading these comments and the scores.
How many household members take part?
Only one member of the household can take part in the show, however, others may be part of the hospitality/entertainment during the house tour.
Do I have to have hospitality entertainment?
Yes, but it doesn’t have to be elaborate, it’s just a bit of fun.
How many people will be in my house?
On day 1, a producer and one or two other members of the team will be in your house.
During the house tours, it will be you, the three other guests and up to five members of the team.
How long will I be needed each day?
On day 1 you will be needed for half the day. On days 2 & 3 you will be needed for the full day and the early evenings. Unfortunately as our schedules are tight there will be no time in the day where you can pop off to pick up the kids or run an errand.
I don’t want people going in my underwear drawer how I stop them?
Before filming please make the production team aware of anywhere you don’t want people to go.
How do I get to the other houses?
The production team will arrange transport to and from the other houses.
What about lunch?
The production team will provide lunch and refreshments.
If I win when do I get the money?
Payment will be by cheque, we hope to get this to you within a month after filming.
When will my episode be on TV?
This series of the show is scheduled to air on ITV1 in the UK in September 2012. You will be sent a DVD of the show once it has been aired in the UK.
What if a problem arises before filming?
If you need to contact May the Best House win please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0)20 7157 4734.