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Gabrielle Smith is a final-year Ph.D candidate at Northumbria University, Newcastle and is a film and television studies graduate from the universities of Aberdeen and Glasgow. Her current research explores the role of the British children’s television presenter. She has spoken at several international conferences, including the plenary panel of ‘The Story of Children and Television’ at the University of Warwick (2015) and Screen, Glasgow (2017) on all things children’s presentation – from the Broom Cupboard to ‘Blue Peter’. As well as children’s television presenters, she loves TV puppets and, of course, owns her own Edd the Duck. @GabySmithTV