A 13-year-old girl has beaten 100,000 hopefuls to become the best young speller in the UK.
Gayathri has won a holiday and equipment for her school
Gayathri Kumar, from Lancashire, correctly spelt words including troglodyte and disequilibrium to win the BBC's Hard Spell competition.
The final, shown on BBC One on Sunday night, saw Gayathri go head-to-head with the other finalist, Nisha Thomas.
Gayathri, from Ormskirk, took the title when she correctly spelt Chihuahua and Nisha stumbled over dachshund.
Five finalists were whittled down from more than 100,000 spellers who took part in school competitions.
Gayathri told BBC Breakfast on Monday: "I'm quite surprised that I won, I am really happy and elated.
"I didn't expect to get this far, I thought I'd just make a careless mistake, and that would be it."
Gayathri, a pupil at Merchant Taylor School for Girls, has won a holiday of her choice, £5,000 of media equipment for her school and the Hard Spell trophy.
The teenager says she was helped by her father Suresh Panikker to prepare for the competition and made sure she was not caught out by learning plant, food and medical terms.
Gayathri kept a file of spellings which she carried with her at all times, for quick revision.
Eamonn Holmes presented the television contest, with the words read to contestants by an announcer.
GAYATHRI'S WINNING WORDS
The spellers repeated the word back to make sure they had heard it correctly, before spelling it out and repeating it again to show they had finished.
They were also allowed to ask for a definition.
She said: "I really wanted to win Hard Spell because I know it would make my dad really proud and I'd like to go on holiday somewhere like Russia or Brazil.
"I've always been really jealous of people who get trophies, and now I've won the Hard Spell trophy."
The idea for the competition came from the Oscar-nominated film Spellbound - a documentary which followed competitors in the annual Spelling Bee contest in America.