Blue Peter is about to unveil a brand new ‘Gold Badge Walk’ at its studios.
The path will be revealed to viewers in tomorrow’s live programme (the 12th of October at 5.30 p.m. on CBBC), celebrating some of the most successful folks in sport, literature, music and other industries to receive the accolade.
Also being honoured in the Gold Badge Walk are former presenters Valerie Singleton, Peter Purves and John Noakes. Biddy Baxter, editor of the programme for 23 years, and Percy Thrower, the first Blue Peter gardener, are included as well.
Blue Peter will celebrate its 60th anniversary in October 2018 and has a host of special events taking place across the next 12 months to mark the occasion.
As part of the celebrations, the show will have its first ever guest editor, children’s author Jacqueline Wilson, who will be taking the reins on October 19.
A special edition of Blue Peter on February 1, 2018 will mark the show’s 5,000th episode. February will also see the launch of a new Diamond Badge - the highest honour fans and viewers can be awarded within the special 60th year.
Ewan Vinnicombe, Editor of Blue Peter, says: “We're thrilled to launch our 60th year with our special 'Gold Badge Walk' just a few steps away from the iconic Blue Peter garden. We've got such an exciting year ahead with many treats in store for our audience, across all generations, to celebrate the special place that Blue Peter holds within the UK. I'm so excited that Jacqueline Wilson will be our first guest editor with all her creative genius.”