Seems like ITV are accepting applications for contestants again until the end of June, so roughly a 6 month period until the next lot of episodes.
I do wish they would clean up the bit where the contestant has won whatever and is walking off the set to the fanfare music, in the Tarrant series it was perfectly executed as they had a nice shot of the contestant walking out of the 'arena' into the tunnel whilst also showing Tarrant walking back to the back of the studio
Now the contestant seems a bit confused at this point, some seem to want a 5 hour chat with Jeremy before he basically shoves them in the right direction to leave and their friends/family are waiting for them in the tunnel, but sometimes they cut back to Jeremy before they show that bit!
They are still recording episodes, including today at 1.00pm - is today's recording for transmission tonight? I doubt it, but they have been recording a lot of episodes since January 3rd I believe.