FIVE MINUTES WITH… ADAM B
YouTuber Adam B joins the Blue Peter gang this week as their brand-new presenter! He told us about nabbing his dream job… a team of four now.
How excited are you to be Blue Peter’s 40th presenter?
It’s so crazy to hear those words! I’ve only told my mum and dad, so hearing you say those words is still pretty alien to me! I’m very pumped and gassed to be joining the team though.
Have you always been a fan of the show? And what are your memories of watching it?
It’s crazy – this show that I watched growing up is a show I’m going to be involved in! There were four presenters when I was watching it too, so it’s crazy to be part of
How different is it to your YouTube channel?
YouTube is a lot of work. I’m the talent, the editor, the director, the designer – and I upload it at the end. I’m like a one-man production team. With Blue Peter, you’ve got this whole team around you, so you feel a lot more taken care of and reassured. Other people know what’s going on and can plan ahead, so it’s great to turn up, do my thing and leave again!
How did your mum and dad react when they heard you’d got the job?
The same as me; they were in shock! When I finished the screen test, I thought I hadn’t done brilliantly, since I kept looking into the wrong camera… so I wasn’t expecting it at all. It was a huge, good surprise!
Your first challenge saw you spending a day with the Buxton Mountain Rescue Team – what was that like?
I’m not a fan of heights, so it was definitely a challenge for me! From the top of the mountain to the bottom is quite a long way down. It was a good challenge though. I got to face my fear of heights, and learn a lot about what the rescue team does in there day-to-day.
is known for being a show where you can learn some arts and crafts skills – how are you at that kind of thing?
I wouldn’t call myself Leonardo da Vinci, but I like to get stuck in with arts and crafts! I’ve done a lot of DIY stuff for my YouTube channel, and worked with my dad on making props before.
Blue Peter is live on CBBC every Thursday at 5:30pm and is available on BBC iPlayer.