M-Net, the official broadcasters of Big Brother Africa reality show have announced that they will run open auditions at Meikles Hotel in Harare on March 4 and 6 to select this year’s Zimbabwean housemate.
Liz Dziva, MultiChoice Zimbabwe public relations and publicity manager, said the open auditions were for people who did not manage to submit paper and electronic entries to the MultiChoice offices.
“Those who were not able to submit their entries to us have been given a last chance to try out for the continent’s most popular television show through an open process.
“Interested people simply need to be there at the audition venue on the relevant days,” she said.
She said the written entries were still open until Saturday.
“There’s still some time to submit written entries to us. These paper entries get priority with our selection teams, who read through them in detail and are able to spend time working through the information,” she said.
Those who will be shortlisted by M-Net from the paper and electronic entries will have the first auditions before the open auditions commence.
She added that large numbers of applications have been recorded from people in the 14 countries from which the housemates are to be sourced.
She added that the producers of the show were delighted with the response they had received from the public.
“Although we knew there would be a great response, the scale of this interest has been phenomenal, with more than 5 000 entries already received, this edition has recorded one of the highest entries of Big Brother Africa,” said one of the producers.
To submit a written entry for the show, interested people can visit www.mnetafrica.com/bigbrother and complete the entry form online, or they can download an entry form from the website, complete it and e-mail it back to email@example.com.
Entry is open to would-be housemates who are 21 years of age or older, are English speaking, have a valid passport and are citizens of Zimbabwe.
This year’s Big Brother Africa 6 will start on Sunday May 1 and will have a dedicated DStv channel (channel 198) to provide 24-hour live coverage for the 91 days of the series.