Which star signs are most likely to win a reality TV show competition?

Reality TV competitions are one of the most popular types of programs, with a +300% increase in searches for ‘reality TV shows looking for contestants’ within the past 12 months*. Showcasing passionate bakers making their favourite cake creations to talented comedians, singers and dancers performing their acts, the competitive nature of the shows brings drama and excitement to viewers, which has led to many of these shows being recreated in different countries across the world, drawing in even larger audiences globally.

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We have uncovered the star signs which are most likely to win UK reality TV show competitions by analysing the winners and their astrological signs from the past five years. We then utilised an expert astrologist to explain the reasoning behind the zodiac signs that were found to be most and least likely to be crowned winners.

So, whether you’re a determined Capricorn or a fearless Virgo, our data-led astrological insights can provide inspiration to those thinking about signing up to a reality TV show competition and help avid watchers of the shows to predict who’s going to win.

Our analysis found the star signs that are most likely to win are Capricorn (18%), Virgo (15%) and Aquarius (13%).

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We then spoke to celebrity astrologer, Inbaal Honigman, who used her expertise to explain the deeper astrological meanings behind star sign characteristics and associations, in relation to being most and least likely to win a reality TV competition.

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Inbaal explains about the star signs most likely to win:

Capricorn (22nd December – 19th January)

“At the very top of the leaderboard, the star sign who has won the most TV competitions is, unsurprisingly, Capricorn.

Capricorn is a sign synonymous with grit and determination. Those born under the sign of the sea-goat love setting a personal goal, then beating it. Capricorn is an earth sign, which means they are grounded and realistic, and also means that they enjoy working hard.

Earth signs don’t expect anything to fall in their laps, and don’t believe in luck, they believe in investing their time and effort and seeing results.

Capricorn is a very business-savvy sign and knows that sometimes you’ve got to take a couple of backwards steps in order to move forward, so they may have entered a TV competition which they’re massively over-qualified for, in order to make connections in their industry or add something interesting to their CV, and aren’t as invested in the competition itself as much as they feel that they need a big TV win in order to secure some good contracts.

When a Capricorn enters a competition, they do so with the intention of winning it. For Capricorns, second place doesn’t exist.”

Virgo (23rd August – 22nd September)

“The second mostly likely star sign to win a TV competition is Virgo.

Virgo is a neat and tidy sign that just excels at everything. Those born under the sign of the Virgin love to feel as if they always try their best. Virgo is an earth sign, just like Taurus and Capricorn, so they love the feeling of getting stuck into a project.

Earth signs are fearless and will give anything a go. Virgos don’t have a compulsion to win, as long as they’ve done their best, they’re happy.

The sign of Virgo isn’t obsessed with winning, they don’t even thrive on praise, but they do like to show off their efforts. Virgos love to experience life in full HD, so they might enter a competition just to learn something new, increase their skill or to see how far they’d go.

A Virgo is alright with coming second, third, or even last, because in the Virgo brain, it’s the experience that counts.”

Aquarius (20th January – 18th February)
” In respectable third place on the chart of signs most likely to win a TV competition is quirky Aquarius.

Aquarius is a creative and sociable sign, unlike any other. They are fiercely themselves, very independent and individualistic, but they also fit well in any situation, as they are empathic and flexible.

Aquarius is an air sign, and air signs are the ideas people of the Zodiac. Their original thinking sets them apart.

Therefore, Aquarius is likely to be the unusual candidate, the one that has an image quite different to the other contestants, the one who’s got a strategy like no other’s, the competitor that doesn’t even seem like they want to win.

Aquarius and their originality aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, and a unique set of judges is required, to identify and rewards Aquarius’s genius.”

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And for the least likely to win signs, Inbaal explains:

Gemini (21st May – 20th June)
“In last place, least likely to win a TV competition is Gemini, a sign devoted to entertainment.

Gemini is a natural on stage and screen, and absolutely lives for laughs. Those born under the sign of the Twins are usually very active, always on the go, and everything is a gag. In an office environment, a Gemini entertains everyone all the time, so their colleagues would implore them to enter a competition and share their big personality with the world.

At the end of the competition, they’ll find that they’ve wasted all their energy entertaining all the other contestants, pulling pranks backstage and flirting with the make-up girl, that they didn’t invest enough effort in trying to win the actual thing.”

Leo (23rd July – 22nd August)

“Sharing the bottom spot on the chart of signs most likely to win a TV competition is Leo.

This is a very interesting statistic because Leos are absolutely at home in front of the camera, and love performing. Leos are also very ambitious and are natural leaders, so winning is important to them.

The sign of Leo is absolutely addicted to applause and praise. The reason they’re at the bottom of the chart may well be because they have no reason to enter a TV competition in the first place, they might already be at the top of their game, having graduated from a fancy professional school or have an established career.

Another reason that Leo may be at the bottom of the chart is their perfectionism. They might be so determined to be the best, that they forget to be authentic, and struggle to show their warm and supportive personality to the judging panel.”



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