Tamil born, social media sensation Shini Muthukrishnan from Staffordshire is the newest member of Blue Peter.
Shini will be making her live television debut as the 43rd presenter on the world’s longest-running children’s TV show this Friday 19th January on CBBC & BBC iPlayer at 5.00pm.
Born in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, 22 year-old Shini is a content creator who has built up a large social media following since lockdown with videos celebrating her British, Indian and Malaysian Tamil heritage, including her love of Chai!
“Being part of the Blue Peter team is such a surreal and exciting feeling. It’s my first time on the big screen and I can’t wait for all the adventures to come!” Shini said as she was unveiled as the 43rd Blue Peter presenter on Monday.”
Blue Peter Editor, Ellen Evans added of Shini’s hiring: “Shini is an exciting new talent, who impressed us with her adventurous spirit, sense of humour, determination and aspiration to have a positive impact on kids’ lives. As a digital creative, she’s built a following online creating a fun, positive space connecting with young people, and I can’t wait for the Blue Peter audience to meet Shini too!”