Radzi Chinyanganya to leave BBC Blue Peter

HomeNewsRadzi Chinyanganya to leave BBC Blue Peter
Radzi Chinyanganya - BBC Winter Olympics Presenter (2)

Radzi Chinyanganya will leave Blue Peter after spending five and a half years on the programme.

In an announcement posted on Instagram last night, the 32-year-old said:

“After 5 INCREDIBLE years, I have decided to hang up my Blue Peter badge, and say goodbye to the show I absolutely loved growing up (I’ll be leaving next month).

“If you had asked ten year old Radzi to describe his dream job, he would have immediately said “a Blue Peter presenter”. It has been a genuine childhood dream come true for me. Whether it’s climbing the world’s tallest man-made climbing wall, swimming across Lake Windermere or solo-skydiving with RAF Falcons’, it’s been the time of my life.

“I’ll always be grateful for the experiences I’ve had, the people I’ve met and the relationships I’ve made.

“After 250 plus episodes, I have learnt an incomprehensible amount, met some game-changing people, broken a bone and genuinely given my blood, sweat and tears.

“I will undoubtedly miss being part of the show, but all good things must come to an end, and this has been great! So whilst my voyage on the BP ship comes into harbour, as one adventure ends, another begins. About which I couldn’t be more excited for what lies ahead!”

In January, he joined Sky Sports to lead its coverage of the National Basketball Association (NBA) London Game 2019, following his BBC coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Radzi also works as a backstage interviewer for World Wrestling Entertainment’s UK version of NXT.

Video: Radzi presents the weather on the BBC News channel and awards Simon McCoy a Blue Peter badge.

Posted on Friday 22 March 2019
Katie Razzall - BBC Newsnight (1)

The BBC today confirmed Katie Razzall as Culture Editor at BBC News. Katie replaces Arts Editor Will Gompertz in the new post of Culture Editor; a role with a broader scope in covering arts, entertainment and embracing culture in all… Read more

Katty Kay leaves BBC News - Best Bits (1)

Katty Kay Leaves BBC News – Best Bits

BBC Outside Source 2021 (9)

Outside Source – presented by Ros Atkins – will undergo a refresh this evening. The programme, which first launched on BBC World in February 2014, will unveil its new and third look from 7.00pm tonight. In February 2017, the OS… Read more