How to Apply for "Pimp My Ride" in the UK

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How to Apply for "Pimp My Ride" in the UK
Pimp My Ride UK takes beat-up cars and makes them look new. (scrap yard image by Andrew Breeden from

Pimp My Ride UK is a version of the popular American TV series of the same name. The UK program is presented by rap DJ Tim Westwood. Members of the public apply to be on the show, so that Westwood and his team of mechanics can make their beat-up old cars look new and exciting. The program is broadcast on MTV UK and producers accept applicants from the UK.

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Things you need

  • An old car
  • Photos of yourself and your car

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  1. 1

    Visit the website for the UK version of Pimp My Ride (see link under Resources).

  2. 2

    Click the "Pimp My Ride," or "Wanna Be on Pimp My Ride" link--if available. Filming for new shows only takes place at certain points during the year, and the production crew only posts the link for application when they require people for an upcoming series. If the link is absent or inactive, check back a few weeks later, or contact MTV using the online contact form, to find out when the new series is scheduled.

  3. 3

    Complete the application form as requested. This usually includes uploading several pictures of yourself and your car.

  4. 4

    Describe your car and its current state. Remember, the show is about improving beat-up vehicles, so make sure your car is really damaged and embarrassing.

  5. 5

    Press the "submit" button and wait to hear back from the production team.

Tips and warnings

  • Look out for notices or announcements for Pimp My Ride applications on the MTV UK casting pages (see link under Resources).

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