Half of adults want Blue Peter back on BBC One

Half of adults want Blue Peter to be reinstated to its original format and screened on terrestrial television, a study has found.

The once-popular kids’ classic was moved to digital channel CBBC in 2012, but a recent repeated episode, aired on June 13, failed to record a single viewer.

At the height of its popularity the show was regularly getting eight million viewers while it was on in the late afternoon on BBC1.

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But half of the 1000 people surveyed by OnePoll.com want to see the original format of the show bought back onto terrestrial TV, with BBC1 the most popular choice.

A third of people even said the news of the slump in viewers saddened them, saying Blue Peter was a part of their childhood.

However, another 30 per cent admitted that while they were sad at the news, it doesn’t surprise them as times change.

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