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Blue Peter’s newest presenter Mwaka Mudenda is set to make her debut from home

Blue Peter’s newest presenter Mwaka Mudenda is set to make her debut from behind the closed doors of her own home during lockdown

Blue Peter’s newest presenter is set to make her debut from behind the closed doors of her home. 

Mwaka Mudenda will become the 39th host of the world’s longest-running children’s TV show when she is unveiled to viewers on Thursday. 

It will be an unusual launch for the 25-year-old, known as Mwaksy, having to do her first show and her first Blue Peter presenter challenge from her home.  

New beginnings: Mwaka Mudenda will become the 39th host of the world’s longest-running children’s TV show when she is unveiled to viewers on Thursday

She will be tasked with breaking a world record and viewers will find out what the challenge is on Thursday’s show.

The new recruit, who loved Blue Peter as a child and always wanted a badge, said: ‘There is only one word to describe being the new Blue Peter presenter and that is mind-blowing!

‘Despite lockdown, I’ve felt so welcomed by the incredible behind-the-scenes team that help run and deliver such a wonderful show – and I already feel like a big part of the Blue Peter family.

Mystery challenge: She will be tasked with breaking a world record and viewers will find out what the challenge is on Thursday's show. Pictured are the current presenters Lindsey Russell and Radzi Chinyanganya

Mystery challenge: She will be tasked with breaking a world record and viewers will find out what the challenge is on Thursday’s show. Pictured are the current presenters Lindsey Russell and Radzi Chinyanganya

‘I’m so excited to begin my adventure, with all the fun challenges it has in store.

‘The chance to be a part of such a well-loved programme that has such an inspiring and creative young audience is a real blessing.’

Originally from South London, Mwaksy moved to Manchester to study anthropology.

She later landed a job as assistant producer at the BBC, working behind-the-scenes for the sports department at MediaCityUK, where her ‘talent was spotted’.

The show’s co-presenters – Lindsey Russell and Richie Driss – have been hosting the CBBC show from their homes, with a little help from Henry the dog.

The new recruit said: 'There is only one word to describe being the new Blue Peter presenter and that is mind-blowing!'. Pictured are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the show in 2017

The new recruit said: ‘There is only one word to describe being the new Blue Peter presenter and that is mind-blowing!’. Pictured are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the show in 2017

Editor Ellen Evans said: ‘It’s going to be an extraordinary launch for Mwaksy in extraordinary times.

‘She has had to do her first show and her first Blue Peter presenter challenge from her home.

‘But I have been blown away by her positivity, her warmth, her humour and her willingness to give things a go so she’ll fit perfectly with the Blue Peter family.’

Head of BBC children’s in-house productions Helen Bullough said: ‘Blue Peter is all about having a ‘can do’ attitude and Mwaksy has already shown she’s brimming with the warmth, kindness and determination that kids find so inspiring.’

Blue Peter is on CBBC every Thursday at 5.30pm and is available on BBC iPlayer.

Editor Ellen Evans said: 'It's going to be an extraordinary launch for Mwaksy in extraordinary times'

Editor Ellen Evans said: ‘It’s going to be an extraordinary launch for Mwaksy in extraordinary times’

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