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Here’s What Your Favourite "Blue Peter" Presenters Are Up To Now

Well, if you were born in the '80s or '90s.

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1. Richard Bacon (1997–1998)

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Bacon was infamously sacked from Blue Peter after only a year after admitting that he had taken cocaine, but he's gone on to have a successful media career. He's presented for BBC Radio 5 Live and The Big Painting Challenge and is currently the host of National Geographic's Explorer. And rather amazingly, in a recent poll for the best Blue Peter presenter of all time, Bacon actually came second. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

2. Konnie Huq (1997–2008)

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Huq, the longest-serving Blue Peter presenter, has also been voted the show's best by Radio Times readers. Since leaving it she's hosted The Xtra Factor, appeared in a frankly amazing segment called Konnie's Great British Wee on Screenwipe, and co-written an episode of Black Mirror with her husband, Charlie Brooker. She currently presents a podcast for Penguin books. You can follow her on Twitter.

3. Matt Baker (1999–2006)

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Baker presented alongside his dog, Meg. After leaving the show, he's now the presenter on two of the most well-known programmes in the country: Countryfile and The One Show, which he has hosted since 2011. He also does gymnastics commentary for the Olympics, most recently from Rio, on the BBC.

4. Stuart Miles (1994–1999)

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Miles is currently the host of Heart Four Counties Breakfast with Stuart and Katy, alongside Blue Peter's Katy Hill.

(Fun fact: I once sent Stuart Miles an invitation to my birthday party when I was 10 years old. I sent it to the Blue Peter office and they sent a letter back saying that all the presenters are always very busy so cannot attend. Shame.) You can follow him on Twitter.

5. Katy Hill (1995–2000)

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On Blue Peter, Hill visited Mongolia and joined Cirque de Soleil. As well as presenting on Heart with Miles, she runs a lifestyle and health and beauty blog. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

6. Tim Vincent (1993–1997)

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Since leaving Blue Peter, Vincent has gone on to present the Miss World competition four times and he currently works as a correspondent for NBC's Access Hollywood. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

7. Liz Barker (2000–2006)

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Barker hosted Blue Peter alongside Matt Baker, Konnie Huq, Simon Thomas, Zöe Salmon, and Gethin Jones. Now a mum to four children, she is a keen cake decorator and presents on Cambridge 105 community radio. You can follow her on Twitter.

8. Diane Louise Jordan (1990–1996)

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Since leaving Blue Peter, Jordan has gone on to present various religious shows on the BBC, including Songs of Praise on BBC One and The Sunday Hour on BBC Radio 2. You can follow her on Twitter.

9. Gethin Jones (2005–2008)

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Since Jones stepped down from hosting Blue Peter for three years, he's taken on a lot of presenting gigs, including Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (he also competed in 2007's contest and danced in last year's Christmas special). You can follow him on Twitter.

10. Simon Thomas (1999–2005)

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After leaving Blue Peter, Thomas signed with Sky Sports and has been presenting with them ever since. He currently presents action for Sky Sports Premier League and the League Cup. You can follow him on Twitter.

11. Zöe Salmon (2004–2008)

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Salmon currently presents events across the country and appeared in The Island with Bear Grylls to raise money for Stand Up to Cancer in October 2016 last year. You can follow her on Twitter.

12. Anthea Turner (1992–1994)

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Turner is known not just for her children's TV presenting, but also a string of shows on BBC Three called Anthea Turner: Perfect Housewife and Help Me Anthea, I'm Infested, where she helped people whose houses were infested with vermin. She's appeared on Dancing on Ice and most recently on Celebrity First Dates. You can follow her on Twitter.

13. Helen Skelton (2008–2013)

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Skelton has gone on to be a firm favourite presenter of the BBC since leaving Blue Peter. She's presented Countryfile and the swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics and has presented from the London Marathon. She currently lives in France. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

14. Ayo Akinwolere (2006–2011)

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Akinwolere is currently the host of BBC Midlands' Inside Out and Channel 4's World of Weird. He also writes for the Huffington Post. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

15. Joel Defries (2008–2010)

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In an article for The Early Hour, Defries said that "After I left [Blue Peter], I thought I would land huge success, however, TV doesn’t work like that. I bumbled about for two years getting nowhere. I think my moment in the limelight has happened. I decided a change was afoot." He now works as a sales manager for a London vodka company.

16. Yvette Fielding (1986–1989)

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Fielding was known for presenting Blue Peter in the '80s but has since become legendary for hosting Most Haunted alongside Derek Acorah in the mid-'00s for Living. She currently presents a podcast with Glen Hunt from Most Haunted, but they don't talk about spooky ghost things. You can follow her on Twitter.

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