CBeebies reveals Leeds actor as new guest presenter

CBeebies has announced that Leeds actor George Webster will become a guest presenter on his CBeebies House TV show.

Webster, 20, with Down syndrome, appeared in a video for BBC Bitesize earlier this year, where he explored five Down syndrome myths for Learning Disabilities Week.

The announcement was made earlier today on the CBeebies Grown-ups Twitter account, where Webster said, “I am very happy to be a new presenter on CBeebies. The response today has been amazing and I’m so happy to have so much support. I am over the moon and delighted, it’s great!

News of his new role was all the rage on Twitter with the hashtag “Congratulations George” as users took to the social networking site to congratulate the actor.

Webster is also an Ambassador for the Mencap Learning Disabilities Charity, who also commented on his new role via Twitter: “We are delighted to see our fantastic Ambassador George Webster become a presenter on CBeebies. Congratulations, George from everyone here at Mencap! You are a brilliant role model so it’s great that you have the chance to introduce yourself to so many people.

The show airs from MediaCityUK in Salford.

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