TEN’s The Great Australian Spelling Bee, now has a start date, premiering Monday August 3rd and continuing on Tuesday August 4th.
From over 3,000 eager applicants, 52 kids aged between 8 and 13, made it in.
This photo from TEN indicates a big multicultural representation in the show, which is very encouraging.
Co-host Chrissie Swan said: “The Great Australian Spelling Bee is edge-of-your-seat entertainment with jaw-dropping moments that will leave viewers utterly amazed.
“I love this show because it celebrates smart kids, and it teaches children it’s cool to be clever.”
With Spelling Bee looking set to be a Monday / Tuesday offering, that just leaves Sundays for TEN to fill in and it isn’t clear whether Gold Coast Cops / Bondi Rescue are remaining in their respective slots.
Hosted by Grant Denyer and Chrissie Swan, The Great Australian Spelling Bee is a visual spectacular that requires spellers to display a combination of speed, skill and smarts to deconstruct words.
Macquarie Dictionary provided and graded all the words that appear in the program, taking into account multiple factors including neutral vowels, silent letters, double consonants and familiarity.
Spellers were given a list of 2,300 words, which could be featured in the program, five days before filming commenced. These words are identified as SEEN words. UNSEEN words from the Macquarie Dictionary will also be used.
7:30pm Monday August 3rd.