BBC makes history with first ever kids' presenter with Down's Syndrome

BBC makes history with first ever kids' presenter with Down's Syndrome
BBC makes history with first ever kids' presenter with Down's Syndrome
'We need representation because we are people too': BBC makes history with first ever kids' presenter with Down's Syndrome as George Webster, 21, makes his CBeebies debut Following his appearance in the CBeebies house, the Leeds-born host spoke of his joy at making his history-making debut on Monday's show  Speaking to the Guardian , George said: 'I just felt really positive and excited and happy to get going. I think there needs to be a lot more representation'  George first appeared on the channel to make a video busting the myths surrounding Down's Syndrome, before he was recruited as a presenter  George's mother told the publication: 'I was blubbing one minute and smiling the next. I just love his work ethic and his positivity' 

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BBC bosses have made history by employing the first ever kids' TV presenter with Down's Syndrome, after George Webster, 21, made his debut on Monday. 

Following his appearance in the CBeebies house, the Leeds-born host spoke of his joy at making his debut but also insisted there is still a desperate need for more representation of disabled people on television. 

Speaking to the Guardian, George said: 'I just felt really positive and excited and happy to get going. I think there needs to be a lot more representation because we are people too. Even though we are different we need to be treated equally.' 

Proud: BBC bosses have made history by employing the first ever kids' TV presenter with Down's Syndrome, after George Webster, 21, made his debut on Monday

Proud: BBC bosses have made history by employing the first ever kids' TV presenter with Down's Syndrome, after George Webster, 21, made his debut on Monday

George first appeared on the channel to make a video busting the myths surrounding Down's Syndrome, before he was recruited as a presenter. 

While he was initially pegged to star as a guest host, his appearance was so popular that fans called for him to be taken on full-time.  

CBeebies producer Claire Taylor also spoke to the paper, saying: 'We

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