Blue Peter attracted eight million viewers at its peak but according to recent figures the ship is sinking fast, after a digital broadcaster recorded dismal ratings on June 13.
The stats have shocked adults – though probably not any kids – across the UK who relied on the fun series for after-school entertainment throughout their childhoods. Generations of us were dazzled with lessons on how to transform toilet rolls, old teddy bears and yoghurt pots into show-stopping ornaments.
Being a Blue Peter presenter used to look like one of the best jobs in the world. So lets take a look back at the hosts who found fame on the classic show and where they are now.