Adam Beales from Derry-Londonderry is the latest presenter to join the Blue Peter team.

Adam is the 40th Blue Peter presenter and will co-host alongside Lindsey Russell, Richie Driss, Mwaka Mudenda and Henry the dog, in his first show this Thursday (September 3rd) on CBBC and BBC iPlayer at 5.30pm.

“Adam really impressed us during his auditions, he’s a natural in front of the camera but he’s also very funny, incredibly warm, brilliant with kids and also perhaps a little bit mischievous, which the Blue Peter audience will absolutely love.” – Blue Peter Editor, Ellen Evans

The 20-year-old YouTuber is already familiar with the CBBC audience as he is a regular face on The Dog Ate My Homework. He left school as Head Boy with eleven GSCE’s at A* and was considering Oxford or Cambridge before his YouTube channel took off, which now has nearly 3 million subscribers and often features his mum and dad and younger brother, 11-year-old Callum.

He’s best known for posting pranks, challenges, DIY crafts and life hacks while off-camera, his favourite pastimes include spending time with family, eating pizza and watching TV, as well as driving his beloved car.

Adam also loves travelling, meeting new people around the world and living and experiencing their culture. He’s travelled from as far as the USA to Thailand. He follows in the footsteps of fellow Northern Ireland presenters, the late Caron Keating and, more recently, presenter number 30, Zoe Salmon.

“I’m super excited to become Blue Peter Presenter number 40. I am humbled and ecstatic to be part of such a legendary production. It’s kind of weird – in a super exciting way – that the show I once watched when I was younger, is now the show I will be presenting along with the talented Lindsey, Richie, Mwaksy and of course, Henry. I can’t wait to get stuck in, even with the challenges they throw at me, though I am hoping none of them involve cheese – I hate cheese!” – Adam Beales

It might not involve cheese but Adam’s first challenge is a biggie. He has been thrown straight in with a mountain rescue challenge. He will be winched down a cliff face to complete a training exercise with the Buxton Mountain Rescue team and will share the results of his challenge live in the studio in the coming weeks.

“Throughout lockdown Blue Peter fans have been telling us how much they’ve enjoyed and appreciated the show’s unstinting commitment to engaging, inspiring and entertaining them and we can’t wait for Presenter Number 40 to join us and get stuck in! Adam is playful, thoughtful and already popular with our audience, who I’m sure will give him the biggest ever Blue Peter welcome.” – Helen Bullough, Head of BBC Children’s In House Productions

Blue Peter is live on CBBC every Thursday at 5.30pm and is available on BBC iPlayer.

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