Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya is to leave the long-running BBC children’s show after five-and-a-half years.
The 32-year-old will bow out in April, a tweet from CBBC said.
Wolverhampton-born Chinyanganya had been named the 37th Blue Peter presenter in October 2013 when he replaced the outgoing Helen Skelton.
Sad news on tonight's #BluePeter and that is that @iamradzi is leaving the show. Radzi has been a presenter on the programme for five and a half years and he will be greatly missed…but we still have him on our screens until he leaves in April! 💙😢 pic.twitter.com/06VE4f6L1c
— CBBC (@cbbc) March 21, 2019
A statement from CBBC said: “Sad news on tonight’s #BluePeter and that is that @iamradzi is leaving the show.
“Radzi has been a presenter on the programme for five and a half years and he will be greatly missed… but we still have him on our screens until he leaves in April!”
Fans expressed their disappointment at Chinyanganya’s departure. One said: “Really sad news for BP, but I am sure we’ll be seeing him on other shows (as we do now), onwards and upwards….. good luck to the replacement, they are big shoes to fill.”
Another tweeted: “My 8 year old daughter cried. Good luck @iamradzi in your new ventures.”
Lindsey Russell is now the only listed Blue Peter presenter.