New Blue Peter host shows she’s a class act

The Oxford Times: Lyndsey Russell, top, with Yr 3s from left, Ruby Germain, Minke Cockfield, Natasha Miller, Niamh Willden, Antonia Walker, Emily Sandars Beatrice Megaw and Bailey De Koker Picture: OX64890 Richard Cave Buy this photo Lyndsey Russell, top, with Yr 3s from left, Ruby Germain, Minke Cockfield, Natasha Miller, Niamh Willden, Antonia Walker, Emily Sandars Beatrice Megaw and Bailey De Koker Picture: OX64890 Richard Cave

PRIMARY school children got to spend the day with a children’s TV celebrity yesterday.

Blue Peter presenter and former Abingdon school girl Lindsey Russell spent the day at the Manor Prep School in Abingdon.

She presented prizes in a poetry competition and cut the ribbon on the school’s new Year Four block.

Ms Russell, who lives near Abingdon, tweeted that she was “very excited” to be spending the day at the school.

The former St Helen and St Katharine School pupil was chosen from 20,000 applicants to become the 36th Blue Peter host in July.

She moved to Oxfordshire from America when she was seven and lives with her parents and two brothers aged 16 and 21.

She studied French and drama at Bristol University and graduated last week with a 2:1.

She had to juggle her finals with the CBBC series Blue Peter – You Decide to see who got the role after being put though her paces by a panel including Eamonn Holmes and Myleene Klass.

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8:10am Sat 1 Mar 14

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

Hardly a TV celebrity, she doesn't get on TV until July !
Hardly a TV celebrity, she doesn't get on TV until July ! Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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10:53am Sun 2 Mar 14

Hunsford says...

Class act!! I am pretty sick of Z-list celebrities using an opportunity like this to further their own agenda, which is always all about self-promotion and staying in the public eye. That said I must give credit to her agent!!
Class act!! I am pretty sick of Z-list celebrities using an opportunity like this to further their own agenda, which is always all about self-promotion and staying in the public eye. That said I must give credit to her agent!! Hunsford
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