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Blue Peter show to be filmed on Isle of Wight

Thu 17 May 2012

Blue Peter show to be filmed on Isle of Wight

Blue Peter is set to travel to the Isle of Wight to film a special Olympic Games preview show ahead of the start of the global competition later in the summer.

The island's Osborne House will be the setting for the programme, which will aim to give youngsters an insight into some of the sports being held in London and around the UK.

Blue Peter's Big Olympic Tour is set to arrive on the Isle of Wight on July 14th and will be presented live from the stately home by Naomi Wilkinson and Barney Harwood.

Osborne House is one of the most popular places for tourists on Isle of Wight holidays to go to, due to the fact it was the vacation residence of Queen Victoria, who regularly crossed the Solent to enjoy breaks on the island.

Families who want to take part in the live Blue Peter show on the Isle of Wight can register their interest, with special events planned for after the end of the programme.

Blue Peter has been in the news this week after it was revealed it is going to be moved from its home on BBC television on to specialised children's digital channels.

A range of Olympic sports are going to be showcased by Harwood and Wilkinson on the day, which will give island children and those on Isle of Wight holidays an insight into some of the less obvious pursuits people will be competing in this summer.

Although the majority of the action is going to take place in capital city London, locations around the UK will be playing host to some of the sports, with football matches held across the nation.

The Olympics get underway on July 27th - just a couple of weeks after Blue Peter is filmed live on the island - and the event closes on August 12th.

Posted by Carla WinterADNFCR-3083-ID-801365705-ADNFCR

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