Noel Edmonds is to host a new TV quiz show pitting adults against children for a £250,000 prize.

Are You Smarter Than A 10-Year-Old? is already a hit format in the US.
The quiz poses questions on science, maths, history and general knowledge that any 10-year-old should be able to answer.

It will be broadcast on Sky One later this year.

Noel, who will continue to present C4’s Deal Or No Deal, said of the new show: “This is a fantastic time in my broadcasting career and while I remain fully committed to Deal Or No Deal this is a fabulous opportunity to host a show that I am confident will be a big success.”

Adult contestants work their way up a prize ladder for ultimate cash winnings of £250,000.

In the US, the show is called Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? and contestants compete for a million dollars.

It debuted earlier this year to an audience of more than 26 million.

Sky One director of programming Richard Woolfe said: “Marrying the genius of Noel Edmonds with a fantastic original format will make this the must-see TV show of the autumn.

“Noel has an unrivalled record of delivering family entertainment and we’re thrilled that he’s so invested in this project.”