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TikTok star Shini Muthukrishnan becomes 43rd ‘Blue Peter’ presenter

TikTok star Shini Muthukrishnan has been named as the 43rd ‘Blue Peter’ presenter.

The 22-year-old shot to fame on the social media platform during the coronavirus.

Muthukrishnan, from Stafford, will co-host the children’s TV show alongside Abby Cook, Joel Mawhinney and Henry the dog.

She said, Being part of the Blue Peter team is such a surreal and exciting feeling.

“I have really fond memories of Blue Peter. As a kid, I looked up to Helen Skelton, she seemed fearless on screen. She took on incredible challenges with such a headstrong attitude that made me think ‘I can be fearless too’.”

‘Blue Peter’ editor Ellen Evans said, “Shini is an exciting new talent, who impressed us with her adventurous spirit, sense of humour, determination and aspiration to have a positive impact on kids’ lives.”

She will present her first show on CBBC on Friday at 17:00.