DO you have what it takes to take on the black chair?

Popular BBC Two quiz show Mastermind is currently looking for contestants with auditions starting in the next few weeks.

'Mastermind' is widely regarded as the most rigorous and intellectual British quiz show and, after 40 years, has become one of television's most enduring successes.

The premise of the game is simple.

Four contestants drawn from the British public, compete against each other and the clock to earn the most points.

Each is quizzed firstly for two minutes on the Specialist Subject of his or her choice, and then - in Round Two - for a further two minutes on their General Knowledge.

A spokesman added: "Mastermind is currently scouring the UK to find contenders for the next series.

"Do you, or perhaps someone you know, have what it takes to go all the way?"

Applicants must be aged over 18 to apply.

Email to request an application form.