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Leaping Salmon

by | 26th, October 2004

‘BIDDY Baxter would no doubt be turning in her grave at the exploits of some of the recent Blue Peter presenters.

Next week, Zoe will be teaching you how to make your very own pole dancer’s pole

From Peter Duncan’s softcore porn to Richard Bacon’s cocaine shame, from John Leslie’s home sex videos to Anthea Turner’s chocolate fetish, the programme is no longer the bastion of innocence it once was.

But who better to put the bounce back into the BBC’s flagship children’s programme than a 24-year-old trampolining former Miss Northern Ireland.

Zoe Salmon was yesterday unveiled as the 30th – and newest – presenter after coming through the audition with flying colours.

Programme editor Richard Marson tells the Mail: “She coped brilliantly with the challenge of demonstrating a temperamental remote-controlled car, handling a kinkajou from London zoo and making a Christmas card.

“But it was her total assurance on the trampoline that really impressed us.”

That and, no doubt, the pictures of her in her underwear that adorn all of this morning’s tabloids…’

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