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Blue Peter Limps to 60th Birthday Party Live Special

By Gary Cutlack on at

The BBC is still making worthy kids show Blue Peter, if putting it on CBBC counts, and is preparing to celebrate the programme's 60th anniversary with an hour-long live special. You know something or someone is going to be made to poo on the floor and make it look like an accident for viral purposes.

This one-off live special is also going to be repeated on BBC2, making its broadcast a notable return to one of the main terrestrial channels for the classic programme. Such living legends and former presenters as Valerie Singleton, Peter Purves and, er, Anthea Turner are being brought in to help celebrate, alongside current 2018 presenters Lindsey Russell and Radzi Chinyanganya. You earn a congratulatory wink from Richard Osman if you knew their names.

Ed Sheeran is going to be on it too, as he's the most obvious Blue Peter watching child of them all, where he'll pick up a special badge for being famous and agreeing to come on. It'll all be on CBBC, live, on October 16, if you want to watch and hope someone accidentally swears or Ed Sheeran has a wardrobe malfunction to add to the programme's long list of memorable live cock-ups. [BBC via Guardian]