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Young Presenter Competition 2019

Gracie Gosling Wins 2019 BAFTA Kids' Young Presenter competition

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, in partnership with First News, announce that 11 year-old Gracie Gosling has won the 2019 BAFTA Kids’ Young Presenter competition.

Watch Gracie’s audition tape, in which she tells us what she cares about most!

Gracie, from Sidcup in Kent, is the fourth young presenter to win BAFTA’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present for BAFTA Kids over the next year.

Gracie said: “It has been a childhood dream of mine to become a TV presenter, particularly since I started my own YouTube channel. So when I saw the competition in First News I was so excited to enter. To hear that I had won was absolutely incredible, I was lost for words, and I can’t wait to meet and interview many different people in the industry.”

Gracie’s first opportunity begins on Sunday as she interviews guests, nominees and winners on the red carpet at the British Academy Children’s Awards, and will also be on stage to present an award as part of the ceremony. Gracie’s reporting from the event will be available at

Our judging panel had the difficult job of deciding the finalists from so many amazing entries. The judges included First News editor, Nicky Cox and presenters Nigel Clarke, Pui Fan Lee, Euella Jackson, Chris Jarvis, Ashley John-Baptiste, Maddie Moate and Naomi Wilkinson.