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Lichfield Garrick star lands Blue Peter role

Ian Adams as Captain Hook and Barney Harwood as Peter Pan

Ian Adams as Captain Hook and Barney Harwood as Peter Pan

Lichfield Garrick star Barney Harwood has been named as the new Blue Peter presenter.

The 31-year-old is currently starring in a production of Peter Pan at the city’s theatre, but will join the iconic children’s TV show after the end of his run.

The entertainer told the BBC he was looking forward to taking on some “exciting challenges” in the role.

He will replace Joel Defries alongside Blue Peter’s regular hosts Helen Skelton and Andy Akinwolere from January 17.

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3 Comments

  1. Chris Gill

    15th December, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Well done that man. He seems like a really nice chap

  2. Katie

    16th December, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Barney is actually starring in Peter Pan, not Aladdin.

  3. Ross

    16th December, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Whoops! Thanks Katie, we’ve now changed it.