So 20-year-old Matt Pollard won a place alongside David Miliband and Lord Coe on the Question Time panel.
Matt, who is a student in International Relations at Exeter University said: "It's unbelievable, I can't believe I've been chosen. I only applied as a break in revision. It's fun and exciting but I'll be nervous."
You can watch Question Time from 6 July 2006 with Matt Pollard at our website.