Mastermind advertises in its search for more female contestants
MASTERMIND IS LOOKING for more women contestants, after three-quarters of those that auditioned for the show last year were male. In an attempt to draw in more females to the show, the BBC are advertising in women’s magazines and organisations, in the hope that more women will try out.
Speaking to The Guardian, a BBC spokesman ensured that there would be no lowering of standards to allow more women contestants through, and commented, ‘Women will still have to be good enough to get on the programme.’
The programme first hit TV screens in 1972, and since then there have been 8 women winners, compared to 21 male.