500 Words is back!
The first ladies of 500 WORDS, ALEX JONES and HELEN SKELTON, stop by the studio to help Chris launch the 2013 competition.
Chris also talks to the CBBC and Top Gear star RICHARD HAMMOND, who read one of the finalists' stories in the very first year of our competition. The terrifying tale scared him witless, but he was so impressed by the creative talent, that he's returning to head our panel of judges!
Radio 2's writing competition for children, aged 13 and under, first launched in 2011 and last year's competition received an incredible 74,075 entries.