CBeebies reveals Leeds actor as new guest presenter
CBeebies has announced Leeds actor George Webster will become a guest presenter on its TV show CBeebies House.
20-year-old Webster, who has Down’s Syndrome, appeared in a video for BBC Bitesize earlier this year, where he explored five myths about Down’s Syndrome for Learning Disability Week.
The announcement was made earlier today on the CBeebies Grown-ups Twitter account, where Webster said: “I am super excited to be a new presenter on CBeebies. Today’s reaction has been amazing and I am so happy to have so much support. I am over the moon and overjoyed, its brilliant!”
The news of his new role was trending on Twitter with the hashtag “Congratulations George” as users took to the social networking website to offer the actor congratulations.
Webster is also an ambassador for learning disability charity Mencap, which also commented on his new role via Twitter: “We are so excited to see our fantastic ambassador George Webster become a presenter on CBeebies. Congratulations, George from everyone here at Mencap! You are a brilliant role model so it is great you will have the chance to introduce yourself to so many people.”
The show is broadcast from MediaCityUK in Salford.