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Telly's Trisha Goddard meets kids presenter Cerrie Burnell

by Ouch Team

TV talk show queen Trisha Goddard speaks with CBeebies presenter Cerrie Burnell in the first of our interviews where noteworthy people share their personal experiences of disability.

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Trisha tells Cerrie she was surprised to learn she is considered disabled, and was initially a little flustered when approached by us to be part of this series. With a nervous breakdown and breast cancer behind her, she is indeed protected by the UK's disability Discrimination Act.

Cerrie, who was born with part of one arm missing, talks about her career, being a single parent and about the press attention she got after a small number of parents complained to the BBC that she was frightening their children.

• In the next video, Cerrie Burnell swaps chairs to become interviewer, Tracy Beaker actress Cara Readle joins her as interviewee.

Dis Connected: the series in full

Watch all seven Dis Connected videos in a row as the interviewer baton is passed from one guest to the next. Each brings their own experience of disability to the discussion.

1. Telly's Trisha Goddard meets kids presenter Cerrie Burnell

2. Cerrie Burnell chats to actress Cara Readle

3. Cara Readle meets TV's Gail Porter

4. Gail Porter meets Mystery Jets' frontman Blaine Harrison

5. Blaine Harrison meets barrister John Horan

6. John Horan meets Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

7. Tanni Grey-Thompson talks to Baroness Jane Campbell
The Dis Connected series was produced by Kate Ansell. Archive material relating to Trisha Goddard was obtained with thanks to Town House Television.

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