1st April 2015
I'm so pleased to have been asked to join bestselling children’s author Anthony Horowitz and Professor Christopher Andrew, the official historian of the Security Service, MI5 as a judge on Blue Peter’s groundbreaking new venture.
The show has launched a search for three ‘CBBC Intelligence Officers’. The exciting new project will see the iconic CBBC brand collaborating with and gaining unprecedented access to MI5. Codenamed 'Project Petra' (after one of Blue Peter’s best loved pets), the process will be open to children aged between eight and 14.
From the application process, we will select eight candidates who will attend a special spy school where they will be tested on key observational and analytical skills over a weekend of tough challenges.
The panel of judges will whittle the candidates down to a final three who will become official CBBC Intelligence Officers. These three lucky viewers can look forward to an experience of a lifetime, as they embark on an exclusive tour of MI5’s headquarters in London, Thames House. Their visit will be filmed by Blue Peter - the first time TV cameras are allowed into a usually top-secret building.
Project Petra will be shown on Blue Peter on 2nd, 9th and 16th April 2015 on CBBC.