More than 150,000 fans vie for chance to appear in their favourite BBC shows

As part of centenary campaign

The first three successful applicants have now filmed their scenes for Strictly, Casualty and EastEnders



The BBC celebrated its centenary last month and, as a special thank you to audiences, the broadcaster gave fans the opportunity to appear in their favourite BBC programmes.

Over 150,000 viewers answered the casting call, fronted by comedian Phil Wang, and

The One Show followed the trio as they rubbed shoulders with the stars on set and viewers were given a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes action on tonight’s episode (2 December 2022).

Casualty fan Alan spent a day in Cardiff to film his scene, including a spell in make-up where the team applied a nasty-looking cut to the head. Viewers can see Alan’s big moment in this weekend’s episode (Sunday 4 December, 8.20pm, BBC One and iPlayer).

EastEnders enthusiast George was told he had been selected to appear in the soap in a surprise Zoom call from star Natalie Cassidy. After a tour of the iconic Elstree exterior set George made himself at home at The Queen Vic. Watch out for George ordering a pint early next year.

And Strictly superfan Katy pulled on her dancing shoes for last Saturday’s episode where she helped the Strictly stars and judges announce that the voting lines were open.

Lucky fans have also been chosen to appear in Doctor Who, Gardener’s World and The Archers next year.

You can watch this episode of The One Show on BBC iPlayer after broadcast.

The campaign was developed by BBC Creative, the BBC’s in-house creative agency, and Phil Wang will make further appearances in celebratory films to be broadcast on BBC One after Alan’s Casualty episode and George’s EastEnders’ stint. A film showcasing all the 15 Seconds of Fame activity will air across the BBC’s linear channels, as well as iPlayer and social media, in January.

Source BBC One

December 5, 2022 3:00am ET by BBC One  


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