BBC2 series ‘The Speaker’ commences on Tuesday 7th April at 8.00 pm and is aimed at finding the best young speaker (aged 14 to 18) in the country. 160 youngsters were invited to audition, and over the first three shows the finalists are whittled down to 8. Over the remaining five shows the final eight will be helped by celebrity Mentors. The finalists will be set challenges that will see them learn new skills and put into practice everything they’ve learnt so far. One youngster will be eliminated each show, until only three remain in the final.