Audience to choose new Blue Peter presenter

The next presenter of Blue Peter will be chosen by the audience of Children's BBC. The new face of the flagship children's show will have to win their way through a series of challenges in a talent show. The winner will then be chosen by viewers in the final.

Blue Peter has given many presenters their big break into broadcasting Credit: Press Association

CBBC controller Cheryl Taylor said: "Working on Blue Peter is a dream job for any aspiring presenter and our search for a new face to join Helen and Barney will generate a huge level of excitement for CBBC viewers."