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Apply For Wanted Down Under

By |January 10th, 2014|

Wanted Down Under, the TV show from the BBC is airing again and as usually happen, I get quite a few emails and comments from people looking to apply for Wanted Down Under thinking that Getting Down Under is somehow connected to the BBC’s TV Show.

I’ve been following Wanted Down Under since I wrote about […]

BBC Wanted Down Under Series 8 Application Form

By |November 9th, 2012|

Wanted Down under, the BBC’s insight into people looking to migrate from the UK to Australia is going from strength to strength with the folks at the Beeb now looking for contributors for Series 8 of the popular down under show.

We were contacted by the BBC today with details on how to apply for series 8 of Wanted down under and by the looks of things, the process appears a little more formalised than previous years with an application form being required to support your application for the show.

I’ve taken a look at the application form and the Beeb are looking for quite a bit of personal information such as salary details, motivation, details of who came up with the idea to move, family photos etc. Their also looking for the more practical information such as whether or not you have already applied for your Australian Visa or if you have a job already on the skills in demand list.

As the BBC put it. […]

How to Apply for Series 7 of the BBC’s Wanted Down Under

By |January 30th, 2012|

Wanted Down Under continues to be spiking a lot of interest and an effort to help answer some of the recent comments from GDU visitors looking to apply for future shows, I thought I’d include instructions to help those looking to apply.

We can confirm that the BBC are looking for contributors for Series 7 of Wanted Down Under; People who are seriously considering making a move to Australia or New Zealand in the near future and are looking for help with making that decision.

Here’s what the Beeb say you have to do if you want to apply to appear on Series 7 of Wanted Down Under […]

Wanted Down Under back on the BBC

By |January 3rd, 2012|

Wanted Down Under is into it’s 6th Series on the BBC and it looks like the popularity of the show isn’t wavering.

Wanted Down Under follows the ups and downs of families as they make one of the biggest decisions of their lives – whether to start a new life on the other side of the world in Australia.

The idea for Wanted Down Under came from a BBC producer who lived in New Zealand for a while and considered making a permanent move but she spent ages trying to work out if it was the right thing to do. […]

Wanted Down Under Series 5 – How to Apply for Series 5 of Wanted Down Under

By |February 9th, 2010|

Wanted Down under Series 4 and Wanted Down Under revisited have finally come to an end and like many other episodes of Wanted Down Under its caused a bit of a stir with our visitors.

As Getting Down Under sounds similar to the title of the popular BBC show I’ve found that many of our visitors get ‘website blindness’ resulting in emails being sent to Getting Down Under HQ asking how they can appear on the next series of the BBC’s Wanted Down under program.

In an effort to try and reduce the number of enquiries we receive in relation to this show, we contacted the BBC to check if Series 5 of Wanted Down Under was on the cards and at time of typing I’m please to say that it is. […]

Wanted Down Under Series 4 back on the BBC

By |January 9th, 2010|

Wanted Down Under makes a return to the BBC with Series 4 Being aired this Monday at 10am on BBC 1.

I think this is the first time that Wanted Down Under has made it’s way onto BBC 1 with the last few series being relegated to obscure times of the day on BBC 2.

For those looking to Migrate to Australia, wanted down under has proved to be a very popular series to watch and I’d really love to hear your views of the latest Wanted Down Under series  if you’ve seen one of the programs which has gone to air so far? […]

A Place in the Sun Down Under visits Perth

By |January 12th, 2009|

Just a quick heads up that Channel 4’s  A place in the Sun Down Under will be visiting Sunny Perth in Western Australia this Friday (16th January at 8pm)

During the 60 minute episode, Amanda Lamb helps Dave and Joan Todd from Liverpool use their £400,000 budget to start a new life in Perth. Will […]

Wanted Down Under Makes a Return to the BBC

By |December 30th, 2008|

Wanted down under has been an extremely successful format for the BBC with Series 3 of Wanted down Under being launched in the UK on Monday the 5th of January.

The idea for the program is a simple one; If the job that you do is on the list of those in short supply in […]

Fantasy Homes Down Under – UKTV Style looking for participants

By |October 29th, 2008|

Fantasy Homes Down Under is a new series coming soon to UKTV and we’ve been contacted by Sarah, a member of the Fantasy Homes down under team, who are looking for people to take part in their new 5 part TV Series planned for 2009.

“We are looking for British expats who are living in Australia and looking to buy a property. They could be buying their first house in Australia, or just looking to move. We are looking for willing participants who would like the Fantasy Homes team to assist in finding them their dream home and filming the journey for Fantasy Homes (currently in its third series and the highest rating show on UKTV Style).” Says Sarah

It looks like the down under programs are proving  pretty popular with the Fantasy Homes franchise looking to follow in the success of the BBC’s popular Wanted down under TV Series. […]

Wanted Down Under? – How to Apply for Series 4 of wanted down under

By |September 8th, 2008|

Wanted down under is a term being typed into Google quite a lot at the moment and the search results are directing a large number of wannabe Aussies here at Getting Down Under.

Having spoken to my folks back in the UK last night it transpires that the BBC are currently re-showing one of the earlier series of wanted down under and as before it looks like it’s generating quite a bit of interest for those who yearn for a new life here in Australia.

I got in contact with the Wanted Down Under production team at the BBC to see if there are any plans for future series and they have confirmed that although the search for contributors for Series 3 has now been completed, they are ‘hopeful’ for a 4th series!

As with earlier series, if you are interested in applying for Series 4 of Wanted Down under then you should email the BBC at wanteddownunder@bbc.co.uk including some brief information about yourself and your family to help them choose some appropriate participants.

The BBC has requested that this information should include: […]

Wanted Down Under Series 3 – How to Apply for Wanted Down Under

By |February 2nd, 2008|

I had an email from Helen Crawley the researcher at the BBC who helped find the ‘contestants’ to appear on The BBC’s Popular Wanted Down Under Program.

She was writing to remind me that the advert I posted a little while back is now out of date (I’d imagine she was getting a little tired of the phone calls and emails so sorry Helen :( )

She has asked me to update the contact details. So if any of you folks are interested in appearing in the Third Series of Wanted Down under then you need to email the BBC at: wanteddownunder@bbc.co.uk.

Helen was a little none committal though saying the BBC ‘may still need applicants for series 3 should we make one’ so keep this in mind when sending your emails off. […]

BBC’s wanted down under drawing in the crowds

By |January 6th, 2008|

BBC’s wanted down under seems to be drawing in the crowds to getting down under as of late.

I actually remembered that last year when the first series was on the TV our visitor volumes spiked as people jumped onto the web to find a little more information about the show.

This last week its […]

BBCs Wanted down under program makes a return

By |December 30th, 2007|

The BBC’s extremely popular Wanted Down Under program makes a return on the 2nd January 2008 at 9:15am.

Nadia Sawalha presents the second in the series in which British families are given a look at life down under.

Wanted Down Under will be showing every day from the 2nd to the 11th of January on BBC1

I’m unsure why the beeb has decided to show such a popular program at a time when most folks are at work but it’s still good to see so much interest being shown in a new life down under.

The first in the series covers the Treanor family from Paisley who are facing the daunting decision of whether to emigrate to New Zealand.

While parents David and Yennifer yearn for an easier life and more time with the kids, teenager Caitlin must be persuaded to leave her real dad behind. […]

Wanted Down Under – Applications wanted by the BBC for second series

By |September 4th, 2007|

I’m really not sure how current this news is (it was passed on by a friend of mine) but it transpires that the BBC are going to be doing a second series of Wanted Down Under very soon and are looking for candidates to join them.

I’m not sure if this second series of Wanted down under will be as popular as the first as this new series looks like it will be concentrating on folks looking to emigrate to New Zealand.

Still, the official line from the BBC is as follows: […]