Hard Spell Abbey was a five-part spelling bee game show produced for CBBC. It was shot entirely on location in Suffolk during 2004. The series was designed to accompany Hard Spell, a family spelling competition for BBC One. Each episode featured games as well as some reality-based filming. Short comedy cameos from spelling celebrities were included in a highly popular strand named "Spellebrity Squares". In this rehash of a popular classic, an impressive roll call of celebrities was asked to spell live on camera, including Dermot O' Leary, Dick 'n' Dom, Tracy Beaker, Jonathan Ross, and Dermot Murnaghan.