Prepare to be spellbound by Spelling Star, the spectacular new family entertainment series that’s filled with back-stories, jeopardy and supercharged tension.
Spellers try to qualify for the competition via age-based rounds of a traditional spelling bee. More than 50 of the country’s brightest young spellers aged between eight and 13 qualify to compete in a series of word-related games and challenges. In order to advance, each speller must display a combination of speed, skill and smarts to deconstruct words many have never even heard of, let alone spelt. Only the top 26 – one for every letter of the alphabet – will advance. It’s nail biting, edge-of-your-seat stuff that leaves viewers shaking their heads in amazement at the intellect and ingenuity of these spellers.
Spelling Star culminates with the top six spellers playing their way through high-energy versions of the series’ main challenges. Only the top four spellers earn the right to spell for glory in The Ultimate Spelling Bee, a traditional rules spelling bee in which only one speller can be crowned champion.