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19 October 2012

Clare Balding to lead the search for Britain’s Brightest on BBC One

TV Presenter and star of the BBC's Olympics coverage Clare Balding will host brand new BBC One prime-time entertainment show Britain’s Brightest, produced by RDF Television.

Britain’s Brightest will see 24 ordinary people with extraordinary minds do battle on Saturday nights in a new, smart BBC One series. The knockout tournament will seek to test the brain by examining everything from emotional intelligence to processing speed. The contestant with the best all-round mind will be crowned champion, having conquered a series of demanding challenges and puzzles staged in studio and on location.

Auditions are already underway and hopeful applicants must face a series of tough aptitude tests before being invited to the studio to compete. Balding will begin filming Britain’s Brightest later this year at MediaCityUK in Salford. The 4x75-minute and 2x60-minute series is set to air in early 2013

Clare Balding said: “I have always said that 'facts are my friend' but knowing things doesn't make you clever. I am fascinated by the brain - how it works and how it can be improved. I am so excited to be given the opportunity to explore and test intelligence in a format that will be fun, informative and entertaining. The quest to find Britain's Brightest will inspire all of us.”

Hopeful applicants should email Brightest@RDFTelevision.com for more information.

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