COULD your young relative be Dorset's hidden intellectual prodigy?

You now have the chance to find out as producers of the popular television show Child Genius are on the hunt for the smartest youngsters from Bournemouth and surrounding areas.

The sixth series of the Channel 4 series, which is hosted by Richard Osman, airs on Monday, February 25 at 8pm, but the search is already on for gifted eight to 12 year olds to take part in the next series.

The quiz show is devised in association with British Mensa, offering parents the chance to bring their children together with like-minded peers to compete for the title of Child Genius. Rounds may include mental maths, spelling, history, geography and specialist subjects.

To find out more about the show and for the application form, visit