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'Blue Peter': Lindsey Russell announced as new presenter

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Lindsey Russell has been announced as the new presenter of Blue Peter.

CBBC viewers voted for the 23-year-old to join current presenters Helen Skelton and Barney Harwood on the long-running show as part of the Blue Peter - You Decide! series.

New Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell

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Lindsey Russell



Russell becomes the 36th presenter in the show's 55-year history after beating fellow finalists Ben Hunte and Freddie Ingleby.

She revealed to the BBC that she felt "amazing" when she was announced as the winner.

20,000 people applied for the You Decide!, series with ten finalists taking part in a series of challenges before judges Myleene Klass, Eamonn Holmes and Ceallach Spellman.

Ahead of the talent hunt, Klass revealed that it was important to find a presenter who could "inspire the next generation".

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