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Last Updated: Thursday August 28 2008 17:13 GMT

NR's Helen joins Blue Peter

Helen reporting for Newsround at Euro 2008

Newsround's Helen is joining Blue Peter as a presenter.

The 25-year-old, from Cumbria, will be one replacement for Zoe Salmon and Gethin Jones, who both left in June.

Helen said she was thrilled to get the job, and has just returned from four weeks of filming with Blue Peter in the wilds of Alaska.

She said: "It's a dream come true to get the best job in telly and to join the series in its 50th anniversary year is a massive honour."