TEN personalities Chrissie Swan and Grant Denyer will combine forces for The Great Australian Spelling Bee.
The “super-sized” format, due on TEN later this year, sees kids aged 8 – 13 tested on words, definitions, grammar and problem-solving. It was developed by Head of Drama, Rick Maier, with Shine Australia.
First reports of the new show teased at casting ideas with Swan, Denyer and Carrie Bickmore.
“It was one of the few things you read about yourself where you go, ‘Oh I hope it is true!’ Because I’m mad for spelling. Dare I say I judge people if they send me an email and the spelling’s wrong,” said Swan.
Denyer said the show wouldn’t impact on Family Feud commitments.
“It’s a condensed filming period because we want to minimise the impact on the kids,” he said.
“We don’t want to take them away from their lives or schooling for too long. It’s going to be a lot of fun showing what these wonderful young kids are capable of when given the chance to shine.”
Source: News Corp