New Faces New Voices Privacy Policy

Channel 5: New Faces New Voices Privacy Policy                                        

Background and Scope

CHANNEL 5 BROADCASTING LIMITED (“Channel 5”) is looking to expand the diversity of its on-screen expert talent pool, and is specifically looking to broaden its on-screen contributor expert database, as part of its New Faces New Voices initiative (the “Initiative”).

We are committed to showcasing experts with a diverse range of skills and experiences and want to attract the broadest range of talent to participate.   As such, we would particularly like to hear from disabled people, those from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, women, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and the LGBTQIA+ communities from all around England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. If you have a new and special story to tell and you believe you have a new viewpoint which the Channel 5 audience would like to hear – then please do apply.

This Policy describes how Channel 5 treats Personal Data we collect, both online and offline, in relation to the Initiative  This Privacy Policy therefore applies to all individuals who submit an application to us with respect to the Initiative, or individuals who otherwise participate in the Initiative.

Please review this Privacy Policy carefully. By submitting your application for the Initiative or otherwise participating in the Initiative, you acknowledge the data collection practices and purposes outlined in this Policy. If we will use your Personal Data in a manner different from what is described in this Privacy Policy, we will provide notice to you.

What Information We Collect About You

We collect information from and about you in connection with the Initiative, including information: (i) that you provide us as part of your application; (ii) from public sources where you have made such information public (for example, information you have published on your specialist subject or on public social media profiles or similar); and (iii) from third parties (for example, your referees). Some of this information may be considered “Personal Data,” as defined under applicable law.

Information you provide directly to Channel 5 (or to a contacted third party on Channel 5’s behalf). Examples of the types of Personal Data that we may request from you will include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Contact information, such as name, email address, postal address, phone number, and mobile number;
  • Information relating to your category/specialist subject;
  • Your job title;
  • Photos and videos of you submitted during the application process;
  • Age and date of birth;
  • Details of your ethnic group;
  • Details of your disability, if applicable;
  • Details of your gender;
  • Information relevant to your identity as LGBTQIA+;
  • Your CV and any information contained therein;
  • Any opinions you provide, for example in your film;
  • Information that may allow us to make reasonable adjustments for you in relation to the Initiative;
  • Correspondence you send to us;
  • Information you provide to us offline (including via mail, or in person); and
  • Information and data that may be relevant in order to comply with health and safety protocols and regulations (including in relation to Covid-19).

Sensitive Information. Channel 5 may also collect special categories of Personal Data (also known as sensitive Personal Data) from you. As listed above, the sensitive Personal Data we collect may include your racial or ethnic origin; data regarding a physical or mental health or condition, including any disabilities; and your sexual orientation.

Information Channel 5 obtains from other sources. Where permitted by applicable law, Channel 5 may collect information about you from other sources, including information that you have made public (for example, any  publications on your specialist subject); from the referees you provide us; or from background check providers (if such information is provided).  Information collected from third parties may include your employment history.  This Privacy Policy does not cover the practices of third parties, including those that may disclose information to Channel 5, and their use of your information is governed by the privacy policies of such third parties.

How We Use Your Information & Why

Channel 5 uses your information for the purposes described in this Policy and as further disclosed to you, as and when necessary. We will use your Personal Data, including special category Personal Data, in ways that are consistent with the Initiative and related activities, including to:

  • facilitate and consider your application, including watching and assessing your film;
  • contact you about your application and/or your involvement in the Initiative, as well as to respond to any of your requests in relation to the same;
  • (if your application is successful and your details are added to our on-screen contributor database) consider whether you might be a suitable expert for the productions and to contact you in relation to any such opportunities;
  • post your video on the Channel 5 YouTube channel associated with the Initiative;
  • fulfil your requests to send you electronic newsletters, and/or inform you of upcoming initiatives or related opportunities;
  • verify certain information you provide to Channel 5 for purposes of compliance rules for the particular Initiative;
  • comply with legal investigations and inquiries;
  • protect, enforce, and defend our rights; and
  • for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time Channel 5 collects your information, pursuant to your consent or as otherwise authorised by law.


Legal Basis for Processing

Our primary legal basis for processing your Personal Data as part of the Initiative is that it is necessary for our legitimate interests, namely:

  • we have a legitimate interest in expanding our on-screen talent pool and broadening our on-screen expert database, as well as in increasing the diversity of the same; and
  • we have a legitimate interest in dealing with questions or complaints arising in relation to the Initiative, to verify Initiative participants’ identity and to generally administer the programme.

We only process data on this legal basis where we have considered that, on balance, our legitimate interests are not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights or freedoms. You also have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data that is based on our legitimate interests. We will then stop processing the data unless we can demonstrate a compelling legitimate ground that overrides your rights (e.g. exercising or defending a legal claim) or an exemption that applies (e.g. the special purposes exemption).

In respect of any sensitive Personal Data, our legal basis for processing the Personal Data is that it is necessary for the purposes  of identifying or keeping under review the existence or absence of equality of opportunity or treatment between groups, with a view to enabling equality to be promoted or maintained.

In certain circumstances we may also rely on other legal bases, for example:

  • when we are required by law to process certain information;
  • if we enter into an agreement with you and we need to use your Personal Data to perform our responsibilities under said agreement; or
  • when we have your consent to do so (for example, if you opt in to receive promotional emails). You can withdraw your consent at any time.

Who We Share Your Data With & Why

Channel 5 may share Personal Data with its affiliates that are involved in decisions and otherwise connected to the Initiative. Channel 5 may also share your Personal Data with third parties in a limited number of circumstances:

  • Authorised Consultants and Third Party Service Providers. Channel 5 shares your Personal Data with contracted consultants and third party vendors who help Channel 5 with specialised services related to the Initiative, including reviewing your application, Initiative support and data processing. These consultants and third parties use your Personal Data to help Channel 5 deliver the Initiative and not for any other purpose.
  • With Production Companies. Channel 5 will share your Personal Data with production companies to the extent necessary to consider your application and (should your application be successful) to consider whether you would be suitable as an expert for any of our productions.
  • With Other Necessary Third Parties. Where necessary for the Initiative, Channel 5 may share your Personal Data with other third parties.  For example, Channel 5 may post your video on the YouTube channel associated with the Initiative. In such instances, the third party will be responsible for processing your Personal Data and therefore you are encouraged to review any relevant privacy policies or other applicable terms. 
  • With Your Consent. With your consent, Channel 5 may share your contact information with third parties.
  • Business Transfers. Channel 5 may share your information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of a Channel 5 service, a merger, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of
  • Legal Requirements. Channel 5 may disclose information about Initiative participants, including contact information, to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, and other law enforcement measures, and to comply with other legal obligations.

Your Rights  

Under the applicable laws, you may have the following rights in relation to the processing of your personal data:

  • The right to object to our processing of your data.
  • The right to request that your information be erased or restricted from further use.
  • The right to request a copy of the information we hold about you.
  • The right to correct, amend or update information you have given us (where you have an account with us you can also do this by logging in and updating your information).
  • The right to contact or submit a complaint to the EU supervisory authority regarding our privacy practices.
  • The right to portability which means that you can ask us to receive personal data that you have provided to us in a commonly used format and request that we transmit it to another data controller where feasible, or to you directly.

Please note that Channel 5 does not engage in any automated decision-making about you.

To exercise any of the above rights you may contact us as any time at the email address provided in this Privacy Policy.

International Transfers

Personal Data may be transferred to countries outside of the UK or EEA that may not provide levels of protection for your Personal Data equivalent the protection provided by the laws of the UK or European Union, including the United States.  For the purposes of such cross-border data transfers and to protect your information, we have executed Standard Contractual Clauses with all other Controllers and Processors with whom we may share Personal Data of data subjects located in the EEA. You can request a copy of these Standard Contractual Clauses if you wish.

Protecting Your Information

We use reasonable security measures.  We are committed to protecting your information. We have adopted commercially reasonable technical, administrative, and physical procedures to help protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, and alteration. Please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We want you to feel confident when working with us but we cannot absolutely ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.

Data Retention

We will only retain your information as long as necessary to achieve the purposes for which your data was collected as described in this Policy or as further disclosed to you as part of the application process.

Questions and complaints

If you have a question about this Privacy Policy, data practices or the choices available to you, please contact us using the information below. If we are not able to address your concern and you are a resident of the EEA or the UK, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a relevant Data Protection Authority. In the UK, the relevant supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

Contact us 

We are happy to answer your questions about our Privacy Policy and data practices. You may also contact us to exercise your rights as discussed in this Privacy Policy.


Data Protection Officer

17-29 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town

London, NW1 8TT

New Faces, New Voices

Channel 5 has changed dramatically in recent years, bringing well-known names to the channel and championing new people. We’re now looking to further expand our on-screen expert pool and to broaden our on-screen contributor expert database. We have launched the New Faces, New Voices initiative to help with our search for a wide selection of diverse people to share their passions, enthusiasm, expertise and knowledge with us on screen.

We are committed to showcasing experts with a diverse range of skills and experiences and want to attract the broadest range of talent to participate. As such, we would particularly like to hear from disabled people, those from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, women, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and the LGBTQIA+ communities from all around England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. If you have a new and special story to tell and you believe you have a new viewpoint which the Channel 5 audience would like to hear – then please do apply.

Those who apply will need to be comfortable sharing their personal experiences/expertise and appearing on television as contributors.

Our search will take place between Tuesday 12th January – Friday 12th February 2021 and if you are successful you will need to be available during the following weeks, 22 – 26 March 2021 and 29 March – 2 April 2021 to be interviewed and filmed for the creation of a show-reel. If your application is successful we will teach and support you in how to perform best on camera and film you via Zoom for the show-reel, which will be shared with Channel 5 commissioners and certain independent production companies, which make programmes for Channel 5. In addition, we will create a password protected database with your contact details, so producers can contact you.

What we are looking for – Specialist Areas:

If you have a passion and/or are a recognised expert in one of the key subject areas listed below, and you are interested in appearing in the media, we want to hear from you.

Archaeologists:  We are looking for enthusiastic people and academics who can talk about King Tut.

Historians:  We are looking for passionate amateur historians and academics who can talk about the following eras and subject areas: Egyptian; Roman; Tudor; Twentieth Century; World War II; Royal; Cultural (pop culture); Film; Literary; Military; Generalists.

Consumerism, business & buyer behaviours:  We are looking for people who have information, or insight, into the running of big companies, retailers, shopping, shopping trends and the shopping experience.

Crime:  We are looking for passionate amateurs and experts with recognised professional qualifications who can talk about the following relating to crime: Historians; Forensic professionals; Former serving police officers (detective constable or above, or otherwise highly experienced in a speciality area); Psychologists.

Makers, Builders and Menders: We are looking for people who can bring to life ‘living history’.  People who can fix machines, building bomb shelters, etc. Anyone who is crafty and good with their hands in relation to historical periods.

Conservation and Sea Rescue:  We are looking for people to talk about life at sea as well as conservation.

Luxury/Wealth: We need people who can talk about very wealthy individuals and how they live, socialise and what sort of business dealings they have.

Psychologists:  We are looking for experts with recognised professional qualifications who can talk about the following subject matters: Psychology of historical periods; Generalists; Crime.

General commentators & pop culture critics:  We are looking for people with a passion who can talk about what’s going on in the world now as well as how things have changed in the past decades in an entertaining and knowledgeable way. You might be a journalist/broadcaster or have an online presence and you are keen to share your thoughts with a broader audience. 

How to apply:

You will need to send us your CV and a short film of no more than two-minutes duration. The film should be very straightforward and can be as simple as a friend recording you on a smartphone.

The film should consist of you talking to camera:

  1. Give your name and job title at the start, explain your job in laymen’s terms and talk briefly about what you do.
  2. Relate a short story, within your area of expertise/knowledge, that you want to share and think the Channel 5 audience would find interesting.

You will then need to upload your film to either YouTube or Vimeo or similar so that we can view it.

British Sign Language User or Non-Verbal:

If you are a D/deaf, British Sign Language (BSL) user or non-verbal please send in your video using your chosen method of communication. Please do feel free to get in touch prior to recording to discuss (the contact email address is outlined below).

For BSL users, please send without translation and we will organise transcription our end.
Reasonable Adjustments:

If you need us to change or adapt anything in this application process, to make it more accessible and inclusive for you, please do get in touch to let us know.  See ‘How to Contact Us’ below for further information.

How to Contact Us:

If you have any questions – please feel free to contact us at: 

Making Your Short Film:

  1. We are looking for people who can really bring their subject to life in a way that would appeal to the broad Channel 5 audience.
  2. Keep a mainstream audience in mind and avoid complicated terminology
  3. Please speak with enthusiasm and passion for your project
  4. Don’t worry about producing a super slick film. Just keep it simple – we are not going to be judging you on your camera skills!  The most important thing is that we can see and hear you clearly.

How To Share Your Film – So We Can See It:

A simple way to get your clip to us is to set up a YouTube account, and upload your film there. You will need a Gmail email account in order to set up a YouTube account.  Please note that YouTube and Gmail are entirely separate third parties that are not related in any way to Channel 5.  If you opt to utilize this method of delivery, you will need to agree to YouTube’s and Google’s terms and conditions and privacy policy which are not reviewed by Channel 5 or its affiliates.

Once you have set up your YouTube account, please check your settings. You must change your YouTube default setting from private to ‘unlisted’.

The privacy settings on your entry videos must be set as ‘unlisted’ in order for us to view your films.

Please could you name your clip in the following format:

Your first name

Your surname

Area of expertise/knowledge

If you choose not to upload your film to YouTube or Vimeo you will need to burn it onto a CD or DVD and post it to Channel 5, New Faces New Voices, 17-29 Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8TT.  Your parcel will need to arrive at Channel 5 by Friday 12th February 2021.  We will not be able to return any CDs or other materials to you.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm on Friday 12th February 2021.

We will not view any applications received after this time and date   Channel 5 reserve the right to alter the closing date at any time.

Please only apply if you are able to take part in online filming on weeks, 22 – 26 March 2021 and 29 March – 2 April 2021.

Privacy Policy Statement (see application checklist)

Privacy is taken very seriously, and personal information will be used for the delivery of Channel 5’s expert contributor database known as: New Faces, New Voices. The data collected and processed for the purposes of New Faces, New Voices will include that which is listed below in the Application Checklist along with other forms of personal data such as your image and opinions (if provided).

All personal data collected and processed will be stored securely and processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy and all applicable data protection laws. Upon collection of your personal data, we will provide you with a copy of the Privacy Policy for your records which we encourage you to read so you fully understand how we will use your personal data and the rights you have with respect to your personal data.

If you would like a copy of our Privacy Policy before you submit your application, please contact us at

Application Checklist

Please send an email to containing the following:

  1. Personal details
    1. a. Name
      b. Category/Specialist area of knowledge
      c. Mobile phone number
      d. Email address
      e. Job title – in layman’s terms, clarify what your job involves
      f. Details of your ethnic group
      g. Details of your disability, if applicable
  2. Details of your gender
  3. Information relevant to your identity as LGBTQIA+ (if applicable)
  4. Information relevant to your socio-economic status
  5. Details of your main address
  6. Name and contact details of three referees who can substantiate your expertise and/or your passion and knowledge
  1. A link to a film of you talking to camera about you, your area of knowledge/expertise and a story/issue that you feel needs to be told.
  1. One written paragraph explaining the story/issue you have chosen to talk about. Why should this story be on Channel 5?  Why are you passionate about it?  (250 words max)
  1. Your CV as an attachment. Please name your CV file in the following format:
    1. First name
    2. Surname
    3. CV
  1. The following:

“I authorise Channel 5 to make my video submission available for public viewing on a Channel 5 New Face, New Voices YouTube channel and playlist.”

  1. The following, deleted as applicable:

“I do/don’t give my permission to be informed if Channel 5 holds further events.”

All to be emailed to:

How We Will Choose The Delegates For This Opportunity

A panel of programme makers and Channel 5 commissioners will view all the material submitted and will invite up to 30 delegates to sign up to the Channel 5 expert contributor database, based on the following criteria:

  • Passion for your chosen subject
  • Communication skills
  • USP for someone in your field and suitable level of expertise/enthusiasm
  • Your potential as on-screen talent
  • Relevance and audience awareness

The programme makers’/commissioners’ decision will be final and we will not be able to give you individual feedback or enter into correspondence.  There will be a Zoom/Skype interview and we will take up references before issuing the final invitations to successful delegates.

If you have any questions – please feel free to contact us at:

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We are looking for people who are turning their backs on the rat race, to do something completely new. If you are about to launch a new business or buying an existing one and making it your own we want to hear from you. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please email

All communications will take place remotely and we will conduct any initial interviews over telephone or video call. We do not need to visit your home at the moment and filming will only take place with appropriate protocols in place and is safe to do so. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please visit for our privacy policy for more information about how we process your data.

Take part

Years Younger in 10 Days is back and we are currently looking for people who want to take part in the next series!

Do you think you look older than you are? Have you lost your way with fashion and style? Do you feel insecure about your looks? Are you unhappy with your hair, skin, teeth or clothes? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, we’d love to help!

We are offering the experience of a lifetime with our top experts that specialise in fashion, hair, make up and non-surgical treatments.

Whether it’s you, a partner, a relative, a neighbour, friend or even a work colleague that would like some help, we’d love to hear from you!

Please get in touch to tell us about yourself by emailing:

Get Involved!

We are now casting for a new series of A COUNTRY LIFE FOR HALF THE PRICE with Kate Humble.

If you’re planning a big move, hoping to improve your quality of life, or simply want to escape the rat race then we would love to hear form you.

Please get in touch by emailing

All communications will take place remotely and we will conduct any initial interviews over telephone or video call. We do not need to visit your home at the moment and no filming will take place until it is safe to do so. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please click here for our privacy policy for more information about how we process your data.