Derry YouTube star announced as new Blue Peter presenter
He has three million subscribers on his YouTube channel.
Blue Peter has revealed Derry YouTuber Adam Beales as its 40th presenter.
Beales will co-host the show alongside Lindsey Russell, Richie Driss, Mwaka Mudenda, and Henry the dog.
The 20-year-old will be familiar to the CBBC audience as he's a regular on the show The Dog Ate My Homework.
“I’m super excited to become Blue Peter Presenter number 40,” Beales said.
“I am humbled and ecstatic to be part of such a legendary production. It’s kind of weird - in a super exciting way - that the show I once watched when I was younger, is now the show I will be presenting along with the talented Lindsey, Richie, Mwaksy and of course, Henry.
“I can’t wait to get stuck in, even with the challenges they throw at me, though I am hoping none of them involve cheese – I hate cheese!”
Beales has a YouTube channel with over three million subscribers and regularly features videos of pranks, DIY tricks and videos of his family.
He also posted the following video announcing his exciting new role to his followers...
Clip via Adam B
"Throughout lockdown Blue Peter fans have been telling us how much they’ve enjoyed and appreciated the show’s unstinting commitment to engaging, inspiring and entertaining them and we can’t wait for presenter Number 40 to join us and get stuck in," head of BBC Children’s in house productions, Helen Bullough, said.
"Adam is playful, thoughtful and already popular with our audience, who I’m sure will give him the biggest ever Blue Peter welcome."
Beales' first show is set to air on Thursday, 3 September.