Ivor Baddiel credit Thomas Skosvende

Before becoming an established TV and radio script-writer, Ivor Baddiel was a social worker and primary school teacher. He has since written extensively for television across many comedy and entertainment shows including THE X FACTOR, THE BAFTAS and I'M A CELEBRITY, GET ME OUT OF HERE. He is also the author of 22 books for both children and adults.

'Britain's Smartest Kid...on Ice!' by Ivor Baddiel

'Britain’s Smartest Kid…on Ice!' by Ivor Baddiel

These brainy kids are a SMASH hit! Young Marsham needs to survive a TV show competition where they don't just test trivia knowledge, they test everything... Marsham can answer almost all the questions on the TV quiz shows he watches with his family, so when his gran comes up with an idea for him to enter favourite show, Britain's Smartest Kid, in disguise... Marsham goes for it! But the show has surprises in store - including the fact that some of the challenges will be held on ice! The competition is fierce, and one of the contestants will stop at nothing to win. Can Marsham outsmart the others to claim the prize without revealing his true identity - or falling flat on his face? Author Ivor Baddiel is a comedy writer who has worked extensively on TV reality contest shows - so he has written this hilarious backstage mystery novel from experience! Includes lively illustrations by James Lancett throughout. Perfect for fans of shows like X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, The Voice, Child Genius, Dancing on Ice - and readers of Britain's Biggest Star ... Is Dad?

'Britain’s Biggest Star...Is Dad?' by Ivor Baddiel

'Britain’s Biggest Star…Is Dad?' by Ivor Baddiel

A hilarious whodunnit about two kids trying to save the UK’s top TV talent show from a mysterious saboteur!“Annoyingly good.” – David Baddiel 

“Ivor is a funny, clever and brilliant writer, so it’s no surprise that he’s written such a funny, clever and brilliant book, which is also heartwarming and full of joy. The man’s a marvel.” – Dermot O’Leary 

“Kids are going to go crazy for this brilliant book!” “Ivor Baddiel tells a rip-roaring good story – pesky, gleeful and very funny” – Mel Giedroyc 

“This is a terrifically funny “whodunnit” children’s book” – Peter Dickson (voice of the X Factor) 

Someone is threatening to destroy Britain’s Biggest New Star, the country’s favourite TV talent show. 

The secret service decides to send in two young spies, twins Harry and Abby, to investigate. Their ticket backstage is their father, washed up comedian Gus, who believes the contest is his chance to revive his career. The list of suspects is long, and the twins don’t know whom to trust. But they better track down the culprit soon, before disaster strikes the show – and its royal guest!

  • fast-paced spy caper packed with laughs and surprising twists, from comedy writer Ivor Baddiel – someone who really knows backstage life on Britain’s favourite talent shows!
  • Perfect for fans of books by David Walliams and Tom Fletcher, and Maz Evans’s Vi Spy.