Blue Peter's Zoe Salmon to quit

21 May 2008

Zoe Salmon  became the 30th Blue Peter presenter when she joined in 2004 Blue Peter presenter Zoe Salmon is to leave the BBC One children's show after three-and-a-half years.

The 28-year-old will quit at the end of the current series in June when co-presenter Gethin Jones  also says goodbye to the long-running programme.

Law graduate Salmon, a former Miss Northern Ireland, has signed up to present a new gameshow on CBBC.

"I've loved my time on Blue Peter and I've had experiences that I never dreamed I could have," she said.

During her time on the show, Zoe has run the London Marathon, raced in a Formula One car, walked on fire, and trekked to the top of the UK's highest peaks.

Blue Peter will celebrate its 50th anniversary in October 2008.

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