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David Tennant to front ITV1's new reality series, Genius Game

And he's inviting the country's most brilliant minds to take part in what's being described as "the ultimate TV challenge".

Genius Game is a brand new reality game show that will see strategically minded players, chosen not just for their high intellectual prowess but also their social IQ, face the ultimate battle of survival.

To win, contestants will participate in a host of never before seen games all designed to not only test their intellectual acumen but encourage them to carefully and creatively use the art of manipulation to outfox their opponents and win a cash prize.

David Tennant will take on therole of The Creator in the eight-part series which originates from South Korea, and guide players as they attempt to navigate each uniquely craftly challenge.

But who has what it takes to deceive, collude & outsmart their opponents to become the first UK winner of Genius Game?

Speaking about the new format, ITV's Head of Entertainment, Katie Rawcliffe said "This exciting reality format is designed to keep not just the players but the audience on the edge of their seats with each episode containing compelling gameplay and thrilling twists."

"David Tennant is the perfect ringmaster to preside over this battle of brainpower, teamwork and deception. We’re delighted to be bringing Genius Game to the ITV audience."

Genius Game will be produced by Remarkable Entertainment (part of Banijay UK) and their joint MD, Tamara Gilder, said "We are so thrilled that David will be guiding the players through the twists & turns of the show. There’s nothing quite like Genius Game, it’s smart & funny – just like he is - he’s the perfect frontman."

Tamara Gilder will also executive produce alongside Kelly Lynn and Anna Kidd and Genius Game was originally created by leading entertainment company CJ ENM.

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