Big Brother 2013 axes open auditions

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Big Brother 2013 won't see any open auditions next year for the first time ever.

Next summer's fourteenth series will be the first ever to see housemates chosen only from online applications.

We can only hope it's an attempt to quickly whittle out the rubbish and fame hungry and get back to some normal folk who just want to be there.

Well, normal for Big Brother, anyway.

This year in order to become a housemate, you'll need to record a video and fill out an online application form over at BigBrotherauditions.com and keep your fingers crossed.

If bosses like what they see, you'll be invited to callbacks in the new year, which will be taking place in January and February in London and Manchester.

A source told us: "With only a few minutes to impress producers, only the best will get into the show this year.

"There won't be any second chances or opportunities to try again at another open audition. They have just one shot."

Big Brother will return to Channel 5 in the summer of 2013, with [cat="big brother"]Celebrity Big Brother 2013[/cat] starting next month.

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