The Big Spell (Sky1 Game Show)

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The Big Spell is an upcoming British reality television programme which will beginning airing in January 2017 on Sky 1 in the United Kingdom. The program is an adaptation of the Australian program The Great Australian Spelling Bee and will feature children aged between 9 and 13 compete in a series of spelling-related challenges, and will delve into both the spellings and the meanings of various words, and is hosted by Sue Perkins and Joe Lycett, with newsreader Moira Stuart the pronouncer.[1]

Background

The program was first announced in April 2016 under the title Spelling Star, based on the Australian format The Great Australian Spelling Bee which ran for two seasons between 2015 and 2016.[2][3] The series was acquired by Sky 1 at the MIPTV Media Market event in 2016, and eight episodes will be produced by Remarkable Television, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine Group, who co-developed the original Australian format.[4]

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