Sky 1 has announced Konnie Huq as its presenter of its new show ‘King Of The Nerds’, which celebrates some of the most unique and gifted young minds in the UK.
Based on the hit US format on TBS, the series sees eleven of Britain۪s sharpest brains from across the nerd spectrum face challenges that test their intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop-culture prowess. Designed to to sort the weak from the geek, the nerds live together in Nerdvana, competing first as teams before moving on to individual challenges.
Each week one Nerd is eliminated, until the series culminates with one winner chosen to sit on the Throne of Games۪ as the quintessential master of all things nerdy, the King Of The Nerds.
Konnie Huq commented, Totally excited about King of the Nerds, such a great concept. Me and my hubby got really addicted to seasons 1 and 2 of the US show. Great challenges and fab characters. Can’t wait to start filming the UK version.
Sky Commissioning Editor Entertainment, Barbara Lee said, We are really excited to be bringing the UK version of this successful US series to our Sky 1 customers. These incredibly intelligent men and women will push their brain power to the limit but in the end there can only be one winner.
Shannon Delwiche, Executive Producer, Objective Productions continues, We think it۪s the first format that celebrates these unique individuals and rightfully so, as Nerds will undoubtedly one day rule the world!
‘King Of The Nerds’ will air on Sky 1 HD later this year.