As the nation prepares to vote for the 36th host of the long-running children’s show, we ask you to take a trip down memory lane and tell us who’s your favourite presenter of all time
To be a great Blue Peter presenter you have to be agile enough to avoid the footfall of an out-of-control elephant, dexterous enough to knock up a Tracy Island in ten minutes and certifiable enough to scale Nelson Column in a botswain’s chair.
Over the years, we’ve had 35 of them, most of whom have been willing to fly with the Red Arrows, sing a chorus with a school choir or – at the very least – get to grips with an advent crown.
Now though, for the first time in its history, the series is to have a host selected by public vote in new CBBC series Blue Peter – You Decide. But as the nation prepares to pick, we thought we’d ask: just who is the show’s very best presenter?
Will you go with John “ooh, get off me foot” Noakes? Or Sarah Greene, famed for modelling Victorian underwear in a very memorable edition from the ‘80s? Maybe Simon Groom and his knack for teatime double entendres (“what a beautiful pair of knockers” being the fan favourite)? Or perhaps Richard Bacon, whose out-of-the-office antics resulted in his contract being terminated and children’s controller Lorraine Heggessey referring on air to “a sad event”.
So vote now in our online poll and, if you’re having difficulties, then don’t forget to ask a parent or guardian for help…
A self confessed super fan of Most Haunted and editor of GhostMag.com. Matt’s passion for ghost hunting began when he moved into a haunted house in his second year of university in Leicester! His favourite location is the Niddry Street Vaults in Edinburgh.