Child Genius winner, 12, with higher IQ than Einstein stuns viewers with feminist acceptance speech
3rd March 2019

Nishi Ugalle from popular C4 show Child Genius was crowned Britain's Brightest child.

Nishi stunned audiences with her very grown up and feminist speech as she collected her award for Britain's Brightest Child.

The Stephen Hawking superfan inspired viewers with her feminist attitude, and celebrated women in science, technology, engineering and maths.

On accepting her award she said: "One of the main reasons I entered myself in the competition was to show that there are a lot of stereotypes about girls not being able to do maths or physics for example,' she began. 'I'd like to show that that's not true at all."

Viewers were impressed by the intelligent girl's attitude.

One wrote: "You're a star and inspiration to all young girls," while another added: "Bravo Nishi absolutely deserved. As you've proved – this girl can."

Nishi , from Manchester, who attends a top grammar school, correctly spelled the word Neurohypothesis to run away with the title.

She has been dubbed the 'human calculator.'

Her Sri Lankan parents Neelanga Uggalle, who works in IT security and is a Vice President in Barclays Bank, and her mother Shiromi Jayasinghe who works as an accountant, watched on from the audience.

Meanwhile fans of the show criticised a “pushy” Child Genius mum for imposing a tough 'Chinese-style' study regime where he’s given just three minutes to relax in between study sessions.

Maths whizz Gar Jun, 11, from Birmingham, took part in the quarter-finals of the Channel 4 show last night and impressed judges with his stellar performance in the science round.

But despite his 12-point score putting him at the top of the leaderboard his demanding mum Faye said he could do better and told him to “cut out the silly mistakes” [he had made two].

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