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Channel 4’s Child Genius is returning for a fourth series and is looking for children aged 8-12 (and their families) to take part.

The series will feature some of Britain’s brightest and most fascinating 8 -12 year olds, as they enter a competition devised in association with British Mensa.  This will consist of four rounds to be filmed in February 2016 (with a grand final at the end of April 2016).

Child Genius will capture the children and the families in the build-up to each round of the competition as the children prepare to take on their highly intelligent peers.

As well as telling the story of the competition, the series will aim to explore the lives of the children featured, their families, their hobbies and how they handle day-to-day life as and with a gifted child.

2015 finalist Jasamrit’s dad said:  “It was a special moment for the whole family as it not only made Jasamrit a more focused and resourceful 10 year old, he has made some great new friends!”

Jack’s mum Clare said: “It was amazing to see Jack thrive, to relish the competition and the chance to show his talents, and to see him have fun with other kids he had lots in common with. We were all so well looked after by the crew, and the parents supported each other too. I’d do it all again…”

Finalist Sasha’s mum said: It was lovely to see the children making friends and having fun between the rounds. We had such fun being a part of it and has left us with some lovely memories of when Sasha was 12.

Winner Thomas stated: “Child Genius is fun, exciting and was, frankly, the best opportunity I’ve had in my life so far. I got to meet like-minded people and there was a sense of camaraderie with the other competitors. My advice is simple. Do it!!!”

Child Genius is currently inviting applications from bright young children (with the consent of their parents/guardians) to take part in the series.  Only apply if you have permission. They are looking to feature children between the ages of 8 and 12 years, born between 1st September 2003 and 31st August 2007 (up to year 7s).

 To apply, fill in the application form found here. Applications are open until 15 January 2016.


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1 Comment to “UK TV show seeks extraordinary children”

  1. I LOVE watching Child Genius, really glad it’s coming back. Yay!

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