Blue Peter has been a BBC tea-time staple with children across the decades – so it’s no surprise that plenty of wellwishers, from former presenters to fans of all ages, have lined up to wish the show a happy 60th birthday on Twitter.
Former host and TV favourite Katy Hill, who joined the legendary series as a presenter for six years in 1995, thanked the show for the ‘life changing opportunities’ it presented her with.
?HAPPY 60 BLUE PETER!? 24 years ago, I landed the best job on the planet! 6 years of incredible adventures, extreme challenges and drawing attention to the things that mattered became a life-changing experience and I’ll be forever grateful for it! #BluePeter60#BluePeterpic.twitter.com/r60U8pHF0u
Elsewhere, Helen Skelton, who presented Blue Peter from 2008-2013, urged people to tune into Blue Peter for its 60th celebrations, and Anthea Turner posted a throwback snap with Diane Louise Jordan and John Leslie.
And the more senior of Blue Peter’s fanbase took a trip down memory lane as a team of former hosts, including Konnie Huq and Simon Thomas, reunited on BBC’s The One Show, alongside regular host and former Blue Peter stalwart Matt Baker.
The show saw the presenters relive some of Blue Peter’s more memorable moments – including when Baker and Thomas failed to open the studio doors when dressed in full German lederhosen, and of course, the infamous baby elephant.
A series of well-known faces also took part in trying to recreate the infamous Blue Peter makes – with Anthea Turner’s toilet-roll carbon copy of Thunderbird’s Tracy Island the make in question.
Loading up on sticky back plastic, Al Murray, Jon Richardson, Michael Ball and Alex Jones cracked on in trying to recreate the piece.