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Anyone can take part - but "rookie reporters" must be over 18
All through the summer the BBC has been giving you a chance to take a look behind the scenes and see how our news programmes come together.

We've travelled the length and breadth of Britain with our roadshow 'BBC News and Sport On Tour'.

Its aim was to de-mystify the process of getting the news on air: to explain what we do - and exactly why we choose the stories we do.

Last Friday, we visited our last location - Ballykelly in Northern Ireland for the Moto x championships.

We've also been giving you the chance to have a go at being one of our 'rookie reporters' and our last candidate has sadly now been selected.

We also asked you to vote for your favourite 'rookie' and we can now reveal that Ashley Alfonso from Liverpool was the most popular with Breakfast viewers and he'll be making a report for us in the coming weeks.

We'll let you know when you can see that report but don't worry of you miss it, because we'll add it to the website.

Details of our last stop on the tour are given below.

Friday 10 September

Ballykelly in Northern Ireland was the location for our final event.

We were at the Moto x championships all weekend and Breakfast's Rob Bonnet mentored our final 'rookie reporter'.

59 year old Stephanie Lynas used to work in leisure and tourism has also played hockey and squash at national level.

Stephanie's report centred on one of the local Moto x riders, you can see the unedited version below.

You can also see our last but one rookie reporter who was selected from the crowds at the Liverpool event - he was Ashley Alfonso who was mentored by Kevin Bocquet.

And you can also see his full report unedited from the link below.

Friday 27 August

Breakfast was live in Liverpool for the latest stop on our tour of the UK with the BBC's News and Sport on Tour roadshow - Kevin Bocquet was the event's host at Matthew Street, Albert Dock.

There was another chance to have a go at being a newsreader, sports presenter or weather forecaster.

You can see the third of our 'rookie reporters' via the link below, this week it was the turn of 55 year old Malcolm Crossman - General Manager of the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Show.

Malcolm's report was featured on Wales Today and he was guided by the BBC's Wales correspondent Wyre Davis.

Tuesday 17 August

We were live in Wales at the Haverford West Agricultural Show, in Pembrokeshire with Louise Lear and Wyre Davies.

We brought you our second "rookie reporter" - Richard Wishart from Birmingham, who was mentored by our business reporter Max Foster.

You can also see how Richard's finished story looked for his local programme in the midlands.

Friday August 13

Our first "rookie reporter" was Alison Martin from Edinburgh

Alison is marketing officer at the Royal Concert Hall and was one of the 2,000 people who went along to the Edinburgh event to try her hand at presenting.

To see Alison's final report, which was for Reporting Scotland, click on the link below.

News on Tour

The BBC's Director of News, Richard Sambrook
"We want to show people and let them understand what we do"

BBC Breakfast



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