April 24, 2023
One young superfan from the UK will win an exclusive VIP tour and a limited-edition winner’s badge to mark the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who.
Blue Peter, the longest running kids TV show in the world that is still broadcast in the UK, have revealed details of a competition for young viewers to win a unique money-can’t-buy experience.
Launching on Blue Peter this Friday (28 April) viewers in the UK aged between 5 and 15 will be asked to draw Doctor Who fan art and say why they would love the opportunity to win an exclusive set tour.
One talented winner will go behind the scenes to discover how the iconic series is made and find out all about the work of the Production Design team.
The winner will also receive a rare collectable Doctor Who 60th Blue Peter competition winner’s badge. The limited-edition badge will be revealed on Blue Peter on Friday 28 April and will be awarded to the top 500 competition entries.
Gold Blue Peter badge holder, David Tennant, is returning as the Fourteenth Doctor later this year for three special episodes to coincide with the 60th anniversary. In a message to fans, he mentions the “brand new Blue Peter competition for Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary, the show that is – we all know The Doctor is well over 900 years old!”
Editor of Blue Peter, Ellen Evans, says: “We’re celebrating two 60th anniversaries this year, for Doctor Who and for the Blue Peter badge. The two programmes have collaborated many times over the years so I’m thrilled to be able to offer such a unique and exciting experience.”
The competition is open for entries from 5pm on Friday 28 April when full details of how to enter, including rules and privacy notice, will be on the Blue Peter website at www.bbc.co.uk/bluepeter
The competition closes at 5pm on Monday 15 May 2023.
The competition winner and top runners up will be announced in a Doctor Who takeover on CBBC and BBC iPlayer later in the year to mark the return of the iconic show which promises to be a must-see for all young Doctor Who fans.
Viewers can also learn how to create a TARDIS for their bookshelves in a classic Blue Peter ‘make’ shown on the programme last Friday (21 April) and available on BBC iPlayer, and fans in the UK can also head to the Blue Peter website to create their own sonic screwdriver.
New episodes of Blue Peter are on CBBC and iPlayer every Friday at 5pm. Blue Peter is the longest running kids' TV show in the world and is produced by BBC Studios Kids & Family.