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Byline: Report by Simon Stone

A 30-year-old film graduate who worked for a grime music website has been announced as the latest presenter to join Blue Peter.

Richie Driss will replace Wolverhampton-born Radzi Chinyanganya. Radzi, who attended Adams' Grammar School in Newport, announced his departure from the long-running CBBC children's show last month after five and a half years.

Driss, who will make his Blue Peter debut on May 16, worked as a presenter and producer for Joe Media, where he fronted weekly broadcasts interviewing stars. Prior to that, Driss, from St Albans, studied film and television at University of Wales in Aberystwyth, before working in local radio and launching his own series on urban music website GRM Daily.

Driss said: "To say that becoming a Blue Peter presenter is a dream come true doesn't even begin to describe it.

"To be named presenter of the longest-running children's programme in the world is a far bigger achievement than I ever dreamt possible. I cannot wait to follow in the footsteps of the 60 years of iconic presenters who have worn the Blue Peter badge before me."


Richie Driss will replace Radzi Chinyanganya on BBC's Blue Peter

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Publication:Shropshire Star (Shropshire, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Apr 27, 2019
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