Blue Peter legends set for Edinburgh TV Festival

Blue Peter legends Valerie Singleton and Peter Purves have joined the line-up as the Edinburgh TV Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Thursday, 15th June 2017, 4:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st June 2017, 2:21 pm
Peter Purves and Valerie Singleton on Blue Peter in 1969

They will choose the winner when a host of TV executives are put through the ultimate screen test – to see if they have what it takes to become a presenter on the hit children’s show.

Strictly Come Dancing champion Ore Oduba will also take part in the opening session of the festival.

He said: “I was, and still am, such a huge Blue Peter fan, and to have Peter and Valerie on the judging panel is fantastic and incredibly nerve-racking I’m sure for our fellow execs.

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“I’m looking forward to seeing them bounce, cut, stick and sweet talk their way through the competition.”

The festival will also feature Walter Iuzzolino from Walter Presents in a session from Channel 4 which looks at the do’s and don’ts of commissioning On Demand content.

Lisa Campbell, festival director, said: “There is a huge breadth of content on offer.”