Hundreds of fame-hungry hopefuls besieged the auditions for the next series of Channel 4's hit reality TV show Big Brother in Birmingham over the weekend.
Ambitious youngsters from across the region congregated at Millennium Point in a desperate bid to be chosen for the show's sixth series.
The programme's producers ran along the queue looking for potential housemates and the hopefuls did not disappoint them by using a variety of outlandish tactics in an attempt to catch their eye.
Some tried outlandish costumes - including aliens, drag queens and army officers - while others had used placards to try and gain an edge over their many rivals.
In the queue was security officer Marcus Wilks, of Great Barr.
The confident 20-year-old said: "I'm desperate to get on this show. I'm a big fan, I watch it all the time and I can bring excitement, entertainment and controversy."