Stevens the new 'Making It' face of CBBC
Stevens, aged 19 from Eastbourne, has secured an exclusive 12
month contract to present on CBBC, winning the coveted contract
from thousands of hopefuls who had applied and auditioned.
It - the search for a brand new face for CBBC - was launched
back in April by BBC Talent.
Thousands of people auditioned around the country all desperate
to join the CBBC presenting team.
won through to the final 10 and for the past four weeks has been
part of the television series Making It on CBBC where she
has been battling it out on screens, presenting live links, performing
tasks and learning the top tips of the presenter trade.
every move has been scrutinised by the Making It judges - BBC Executive
Producer Paul Smith, top agent Vivienne Clore and journalist Rachel
week Maddy made it through to the final five and then Making It
handed over to the most discerning of judges - the CBBC viewers!
this week CBBC viewers have been voting for who they want to be
their new CBBC presenter via phone lines and the CBBC
who cites singing in a band and making novelty pants for her friends
as her hobbies, waited anxiously in the CBBC studios this afternoon
along with the other four finalists for the votes to be counted
and was ecstatic when the result came through.
said: "I just can't believe it! It's been a real challenge,
lots of hard work but loads of fun. I'm really looking forward to
joining CBBC, it's a dream come true."
Smith added: "Maddy showed us that she had what it takes to
be a television presenter, but in the end it was the CBBC viewers
who had the final vote.
are delighted to welcome Maddy to the CBBC presenter team and look
forward to working with her."
tension and excitement have been exhausting and exhilarating for
Maddy, but there's no time to rest - on Monday she will be in the
CBBC studios, and will also be appearing with the rest of the CBBC
team at the Prom in the Park in September.