Bafta reveals jury for its first-ever Kids Young Presenter competition

Bafta has announced the jury for its first-ever Kids Young Presenter competition.

Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell and Nick Kicks host Rachel Stringer will be helping to find the next budding TV star aged between seven and 14.

Nick Kicks presenter Rachel Stringer interviews Reading's Daniel Williams
Nick Kicks presenter Rachel Stringer interviews Reading’s Daniel Williams (Nick Potts/Empics/PA)

The winner will have the chance to host Bafta’s behind-the-scenes coverage at the British Academy Children’s Awards on November 20 at the Roundhouse in London.

They will be tasked with introducing and interviewing the award winners after they come off the stage.

Dick and Dom at the Bafta Children's Awards in 2015
Dick and Dom at the Bafta Children’s Awards in 2015 (Yui Mok/PA)

Others on the panel include Officially Amazing’s Ben Shires, Into Film editorial manager Charlie Wainwright, CBBC presenter Katie Thistleton, Scrambled presenter London Hughes, First News editor Nicky Cox and The Evermoor Chronicles actress Georgia Lock.

Ambitious young presenters have been asked to submit a short video of themselves showing off their interviewing skills on friends, teachers, parents and siblings.

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