UKTV Play are launching a mini-series entitled 'Geek Island', as a parody of ITV2 reality show 'Love Island'.

Geek Island

Geek Island

The television network will premiere the new series - which sees eight geniuses star in four one-minute episodes - on Thursday (30.08.18), as a hilarious parody to the already popular reality series which sees a group of single hopefuls enter a villa in a quest for love.

In 'Geek Island', geniuses travel to a sun-soaked mansion where their IQ will be put to the test during steamy debates on quantum mechanics, macro evolution and modern geopolitics.

The contestants have been chosen for their intelligence, and include Miss England and Radiotherapy & Oncology graduate Stephanie Hill, ITV's 'Survival of the Fittest' star Georgie Clarke, and University Challenge prodigy Bobby Seagull.

Bobby, who is currently studying for his PHD at Cambridge, said: "When the Seagull lands the girls come flocking. I'm packing a whopper upstairs in my 19-inch cranium and I'm ready to divide the mansion, subtract the guys and multiply with the girls."

The 'Geek Island' cast will engage in sexually-charged and heated academic debates within the luxurious mansion.

Viewers can learn about Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, the nuances of evolutionary theories and the reactivity of chemical compounds from their lively discussions and flirty debates.

Georgie - who also holds a degree in Fashion Business and Management with Cultural Studies - said: "I'm a big believer in the saying 'brains over brawn' and I'm looking for intellectual stimulation and real chemistry in the Geek Island mansion."

The full four minutes of Geek Island will launch on UKTV Play Thursday (30.08.18) and celebrates a new season of documentaries and factual shows throughout September containing over 1,000 shows available for free including 'Wildest Africa', 'Forbidden History' and 'Impossible Railways'.