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Episode 4 of 7

Brand new game show in which a team of four bodybuilders take on a team of four brainy young boffins in a series of games and challenges to test who is really smart.

Matt Edmondson presents a provocative and funny studio game show. Clever v Stupid uses surprising games and unusual tasks to challenge the way we look at intelligence.

In each show a team of academically brilliant young people, the 'Clevers' take on a team who some might think are a little bit 'Stupid'. The two teams face quirky challenges that test all different areas of their intelligence, rather than simply measuring IQ and conventional intelligence. With the help of psychologists, the games have been designed to level the playing field between the two teams, making it a fair fight.

Using games based on psychological research the show tests the teams' creativity, their emotional intelligence, their physical dexterity and practical skills.

The winner is decided in a dramatic final round called The Ultimate Mind Game that uses state of the art equipment to test the contestants' brainpower and focus.

A team of four bodybuilders, including a former Mr Universe competitor, go up against a literary scholar, a musical prodigy, an Oxford biologist and a quantum physicist. The bodybuilders are out to prove that they are not as thick as their thighs.

The teams have to use their emotional intelligence to figure out strangers' relationships; get creative with excuses; show their physical control when serving drinks wearing goggles that turn the world upside down; and show their practical skills by frying an egg.

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 8 Oct 2009 04:05


Role Contributor
Presenter Matt Edmondson