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Crimewatch presenter Kirsty Young set to leave show

By Lorna Cooper

Crimewatch presenter Kirsty Young is stepping down after seven years on the programme.

The 47-year-old, who will helm her last Crimewatch on BBC One in December, said it had been a "privilege" to work on the show.

"There are very few programmes that are part of the national fabric, and my years working with the Crimewatch team have been a great privilege," she added. "With the help of viewers, the show has played a pivotal role in solving crimes. Long may that invaluable work continue."

The Scottish star will remain a key face in BBC coverage, and will continue to present Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4.

A new Crimewatch presenter will be announced in due course.

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