Child Genius v Celebrities SU2C Special S04E05 HDTV x264-GTiOct 17
Led by quizmaster extraordinaire Richard Osman, this special contest in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, which broadcasts on Friday, sees four of the most remarkable Child Genius competitors take on four of the country’s finest celebrity minds. Flying the flag for the celebrities as team captain is comedian and chat show host Alan Carr, who is joined by Countdown’s resident mathematician Rachel Riley, newsreader Krishnan Guru-Murthy, and comedian Aisling Bea, who has two degrees. The celebrities face 13-year-old former Child Genius champion Thomas, from Yorkshire; 12-year-old Mog, from Warwickshire; 12-year-old maths prodigy, David, from St. Helen’s; and 14-year-old literary enthusiast Eleanor. The teams battle it out in demanding tests of spelling, maths, general knowledge, specialist subjects and a memory round.