‘A brilliant role model’: CBeebies hires first presenter with Down’s Syndrome

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:09:09 GMT 3

‘A brilliant role model’: CBeebies hires first presenter with Down’s Syndrome


20-year-old actor George Webster says he is ‘so proud’ to be joining the BBC channel, having previously made a video on the misconceptions around the genetic condition

The BBC’s preschool TV channel CBeebies has appointed George Webster as its first presenter with Down’s Syndrome. The 20-year-old will join the channel as a guest presenter from the CBeebies House, hosting segments and links between programmes from Salford’s MediaCityUK.

An actor, dancer and ambassador for the disability charity Mencap, Webster was announced as a presenter on Monday. In a video posted on social media, he said: “I feel so proud and I’m feeling so excited to start”, adding that he was looking forward to cooking and dancing in his new role.

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