Forget bathroom reveals and mystery cooking challenges, there’s a new show in town, and it’s all about the nerds.

Over the past month, Ten’s Great Australian Spelling Bee has shown we’re a country of terrible spellers while elevating a number of brainy kids to rock star status.

The quiz show pitted pint-sized geniuses against each other and on Tuesday night culminated in nine-year-old Anirudh winning a $50,000 education scholarship.


Source: How Great Australian Spelling Bee made spelling and being a nerd cool again