CBBC gives Blue Peter The X Factor treatment

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So You Think You Can Be a Blue Peter Presenter (w/t) will see the next hopeful Blue Peter presenter compete in a series of challenges in order to win the hosting job. Hosted by Dick and Dom, the series will be produced by the Salford based in-house CBBC team.

The search is a first for the iconic children’s series, which was first broadcast in 1968. Previously, a new presenter was revealed on their debut show – this time the lucky hopefuls’ fate will be in the hands of the CBBC audience.

Joining Dick and Dom (Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood) will be a panel of judges, who will decide which hopefuls make it through the early elimination stages.

Online interaction will also play a part in the show, giving people the chance to vote for one of the challenges that the candidates will have to undertake before filming starts.

Budding presenters who think they could be the next presenter should email bppresentersearch@bbc.co.uk for details on how to apply.