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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. As well as children’s television presenters, she loves TV puppets and, of course, owns her own Edd the Duck. This will be Gaby’s third year returning to the Children’s Media Conference working, writing and blogging team for the CMC. @GabySmithTV
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