Goes For It On Radio 4
Harwood is to join BBC Radio 4 as the new host of Go4It, the networks
weekly programme for children (Sundays at 7.15pm). Barney also presents
on the BBC digital television channel CBBC.
Smith, who launched the show a year ago, is leaving to return to
football commentating, his first love. For this dedicated Liverpool
fan, the opportunity to cover the World Cup proved too strong to
takes over the programme from Matt on Sunday 5 May at 7.15pm.
Boaden, the Controller of Radio 4, who brought dedicated childrens
programmes back to the network after a ten-year absence, said: "Matt
has done a great job in seeing Go4It through its first year and
Im very grateful to him for that. I would like to welcome
Barney Harwood to Radio 4 where Im sure hell be a big
success with the audience and manage to keep Cromarty the Space
Cat in order."
will continue as a presenter on CBBC.
was born in Blackpool and was bitten by the performing bug at the
tender age of three when he put on plays, using his socks as the
main characters. He later discovered he had an ear for music and
took part in a local cabaret band for four years.
musical talents caught the attention of boy-band Take Thats
manager Nigel Martin Smith and he joined new band, Goal, under Nigels
management and a record deal soon followed.
an appearance on CITVs popular drama series Children's Ward,
Barney moved into TV work. Barneys first live presenting gig
came when he landed a job on teen website "whereits.at"
aimed at 12 to 24 year olds. The experience paid off when CBBCs
Head Of On-Air, Paul Smith, spotted his presenting talent and offered
him a job on the new CBBC digital channel where he's now one of
the main presenters. Radio becomes another string to his presenting
bow when he joins Radio 4 and Go4It.