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Monday, October 3, 2016

Mind your P's Q's as you enter M-Net's new game show, Spellbound, for kids and adults, starting 20 November and produced by Homebrew Films.


You don't need to be smarter than a 5th grader or want to be a millionaire - you just need to be able to spell in order to try and enter M-Net's new game show, Spellbound that will start on the pay-TV broadcaster from 20 November.

M-Net's latest game show comes in the form of a TV spelling test, similar to American schools' spelling bee's.

People who want to spell on television can now enter Spellbound here with entries that will close on 31 October.

Spellbound will be broadcast on M-Net (DStv 101) from Sunday 20 November at 17:00 and is produced by Homebrew Films.

"Spellbound is a wonderful local addition to our M-Net schedule," says Jan du Plessis, the director for M-Net channels.

"Spelling bees have become all the rage across the world and while contestants will be giving it a go on television, the entire family at home can test their own skills and brush up on their grammar. It's education wrapped in great fun."

Spellbound will test contestants' word skills in a fun and interactive way and will include spellers from different age groups.

There will be a round for primary school learners between the ages of 10 and 13, a round for high school learners between the ages of 14 and 18, and one for adults of all ages, as long as they're over 18 and are South African citizens or permanent residents. 

The learners must currently be attending school in South Africa and must have the permission of their parents or legal guardians to take part in the show.