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The late 80s Blue Peter team.

Read all about MarkMark Curry
The all-singing, dancing and clumsy chap. More >

Read all about PeterCaron Keating
Action woman with presenter pedigree More >

Read all about JanetYvette Fielding
From Seaview to State Circus. More >

With Simon Groom leaving for pastures new, Blue Peter needed a new presenter. Step forward Mark Curry, who like Groom was from the north.

But Mark was far from just another regional accent. His work on Treasure Houses (a Blue Peter spin-off) and The Saturday Picture Show proved that he could present serious subjects and keep a level head while presenting a live programme.

It was safe to say Mark was less of an action man than co-host Peter Duncan, and so when Peter left, someone equally adventurous was needed. Enter Caron Keating, daughter of television and radio star Gloria Hunniford, who would prove plucky and a dedicated follower of fashion.

With Janet Ellis leaving to have a baby another vacancy arose. Impressed by her role in Seaview, Biddy Baxter auditioned Yvette Fielding. After her second attempt she became the show's youngest presenter, at just 18 and a half.

Blue Peter had found a fun new team to take children through the final years of the 80s.

Blue Peter video clips
Video Titles from Russia 
Video Introducing Caron 
Video Introducing Yvette 
Video Keep young and beautiful 
Video The armour game 
Video The revolution 
Video Swimming with sharks 
Video Hooray for Hollywood 
Video Waterfall wonder 
Video Caron's highlights 
Video Curry in the kitchen 
Video Goodbye Caron 
Video Goodbye Yvette 
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