CBeebies praised after announcing new presenter with Down's syndrome

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Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

CBeebies has been praised by parents for its new presenter.

The BBC announced George Webster is joining their kids channel as a guest presenter.

The Mencap ambassador previously worked for the channel, making a video for BBC Bitesize discussing five myths about Down's syndrome.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

Sharing a sweet video on their Twitter page of George hearing the news, CBeebies wrote: "EXCITING NEWS!

"Our NEW CBeebies House presenter George will be starting soon! He loves cooking & dancing, and he can't wait to be your friend."

"I feel so proud, and I'm feeling so excited to start," George said in the video.

He added what he was most excited for, saying: "Starting it, and meeting people, and especially meeting Dodge just now. It's amazing!"

The channel was flooded with supportive messages from parents.

"Wonderful to have diversity on tv aimed at the next generation," one parent wrote. "As a mum of disabled children (teenagers now) this is so important to include everyone and produce acceptance of all."

"Absolutely brilliant addition," another added. "George you have made me smile with your presenting skills and enthusiasm. Kids and adults will love you. Wishing you every success."

A third wrote: "So glad that more children now have someone to relate to, seeing people just like them in a cool and important job will open doors and minds for children everywhere.

"There is so much power & beauty in being different. What a brilliant moment."

CBeebies later thanked everyone for their messages, writing: "'CBeebies' and 'Congratulations George' are currently trending in the UK thanks to all your lovely comments welcoming George to the CBeebies House.

"Have you spotted him on telly yet?"

They later added: "This just in from our NEW CBeebies House presenter in response to all your lovely comments!

"'I am super excited to be a new presenter on CBeebies. Today's reaction has been amazing and I am so happy to have so much support. I am over the moon and overjoyed, it's brilliant!!'"

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