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  Neville Longbottom was our Guest Editor!
Updated 23 January 2004, 19.32
Harry Potter star Matthew Lewis is our Guest Editor
Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, was our Newsround website Guest Editor for the day.

Here's his diary of his day in the big chair!

10.30am I came upstairs and met everyone in the office. I met Tim the editor and had some photos taken for the website.

11am I helped Leigh the journalist write a story about young people buying cigarettes underage. And had more photos taken.

12noon Lizo arrived from the programme and we had a chat about the Prisoner of Azkaban. But I'm not telling! We had a meeting where we discussed the issues of the day. We talked about the story about footballers wearing earpieces and the pensioner who was hit by a dog driving a milk float. And we talked about the anti-social behaviour bill because there's a boy banned from the whole city of Manchester.

1pm After the meeting I helped Becca the broadcast assistant write the day's comments about the footballers wearing earpieces. I wrote my own comment saying I thought it was a bad idea because I think it takes away one of the aspects of a skilful footballer.

3pm I created a quiz along with Clare the journalist all about Neville. We did have to consult the Harry Potter books a bit for the spellings of some of the curses. It was good fun.

4pm I chatted with Newsround Online's Ben and Gen about computer games like the Quidditch World Cup, and about football. Me and Ben were arguing about Leeds (who I support) being knocked out of the FA Cup by Arsenal (who he supports).

5pm I went for a quick tour around BBC Television Centre and saw some rehearsals for Top of the Pops. Franz Ferdinand were playing. Then I went to the Newsround studio and had a chat with Lizo. We went up into the gallery to see the programme being rehearsed and then go out live. It was all very hectic but interesting to watch.

5.35pm We headed straight over to the Messageboards office where the mods are. I sat down and got stuck into your e-mails! There were some really good questions and I really enjoyed doing it. There were some funny ones - like the girl who kept asking if I liked custard! (I do). I typed as fast as I could but I couldn't get through them all, but it was great fun doing it. It's really nice answering the fans' questions.

6.30pm I finished off this diary and we took a few more photos, and then it was time to go. Thanks Newsround and the mods for a great day!

See you soon.


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