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Woodford Green student is down to final 10 hopefuls to be new Blue Peter presenter

PUBLISHED: 15:42 12 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:43 12 June 2013

A Woodford Green student who loves going on trekking and climbing adventures around the world is in the running to become a Blue Peter presenter.

Ben Hunte, 21, a University of Nottingham student, has made it to the final 10 of 20,000 candidates being considered for the prestigious television role.

The next presenter to join Blue Peter, the longest-running children’s programme in the world which first aired in 1958, will be decided by a show on CBBC.

Ben, whose passions are travelling, performing arts and food, will compete against the other nine hopefuls in a series of challenges on Blue Peter: You Decide! set to air later this month.

Ben said: “I’m unlike anyone who has been on Blue Peter before and I’m up for anything.

“I’m always laughing and constantly looking for opportunities to try something new. To get this far is unbelievable.”

He has spent the last three years studying psychology and cognitive neuroscience on a full scholarship at Nottingham University’s Malaysia campus.

Viewers will be able to vote for one of the final three candidates online from July 22.


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