Who knew the sight of children tackling spelling tests could be so addictive?

Richard Osman once again hosts the strangely compelling series that sees 20 shockingly smart kids aiming to be named ‘Britain’s Brightest Child’.

There are pushy parents and precocious offspring galore, with one proud dad claiming, ‘Our son is as clever as Einstein and Stephen Hawking!’ and another declaring they are ‘fanatical about homework’.

With the series on every night this week you’ll soon work out who your favourites are, while despairing that you can answer even fewer questions than on University Challenge.

Who will triumph tonight as the daunting memory round looms?