Get down, Shep!

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The long­est-run­ning chil­dren’s tele­vi­sion show in the world marks 60 years on the BBC with a one-hour live spe­cial birth­day ex­trav­a­ganza from its stu­dios at Me­dia City in Sal­ford. Six decades af­ter it rst aired,

Blue Pe­ter wel­comes back past pre­sen­ters to cel­e­brate with crafts (sticky back plas­tic, ahoy!), games and a look back at clas­sic Blue Pe­ter mo­ments. There are pre­sen­ter chal­lenges of epic pro­por­tions as Lind­sey at­tempts to y a hot air bal­loon in the Arc­tic Cir­cle and Radzi boards an air­craft car­rier to cre­ate a mas­sive birth­day mes­sage, which will see the fa­mous Blue Pe­ter ship rid­ing the ocean waves in all its glory. Life-long Blue Pe­ter fan Ed Sheeran is in for a spe­cial sur­prise when he is pre­sented with a Gold Blue Pe­ter badge, and there’s mu­sic from Jonas Blue, HRVY, The Vamps and So­phie El­lis-Bex­tor (daugh­ter of for­mer pre­sen­ter, Janet El­lis) with the BBC Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra. Fi­nally, view­ers will get to see what they chose to go in­side the Diamond Time Cap­sule be­fore it is sealed in the UK’s Na­tional Ar­chives.

WATCH IT Blue Pe­ter, Tues­day CBBC

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