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Blue Peter and Nick Kicks stars to help judge Bafta's young presenter contest

Published 23/09/2016

Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell is on the panel
Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell is on the panel

Bafta has announced the jury for its first-ever Kids Young Presenter competition.

Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell and Nick Kicks host Rachel Stringer will be helping to find the next budding TV star aged between seven and 14.

The winner will have the chance to host Bafta's behind-the-scenes coverage at the British Academy Children's Awards on November 20 at the Roundhouse in London.

They will be tasked with introducing and interviewing the award-winners after they come off the stage.

Others on the panel include Officially Amazing's Ben Shires, Into Film editorial manager Charlie Wainwright, CBBC presenter Katie Thistleton, Scrambled presenter London Hughes, First News editor Nicky Cox and The Evermoor Chronicles actress Georgia Lock.

Ambitious young presenters have been asked to submit a short video of themselves showing off their interviewing skills on friends, teachers, parents and siblings.

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