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Sunny future for popular weathergirl

PUBLISHED: 09:10 30 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:46 03 March 2010

ANGLIA weathergirl Becky Jago today described her delight in landing a high-profile job presenting popular children's programme Newsround.

But Miss Jago, 25, said she was sad to be leaving the area for London, after spending two years reading the weather on Anglia News.

ANGLIA weathergirl Becky Jago today described her delight in landing a high-profile job presenting popular children's programme Newsround.

But Miss Jago, 25, said she was sad to be leaving the area for London, after spending two years reading the weather on Anglia News.

"It will be sad to say goodbye to everyone," she said.

"It is a really good move for me and I'm really looking forward to it, although I'm a little bit nervous."

Miss Jago was brought up and educated in Stowmarket.

She is the third of Roger and the late Pam Gunton's four children and it's her mother's maiden name she uses now for work.

She quits the Anglia team in two weeks to begin her new job presenting the 30-year-old news bulletin for children.

"It's definitely a move in the right direction," she said. "It's factual entertainment and I love kids so this will be a real pleasure.

"I met the team last Friday and they all seem really fun."

Newsround is televised each weekday shortly before the main Six O'clock News on BBC 1.

It was first broadcast in 1972 as John Craven's Newsround — so named because of the sweater-wearing man who hosted it.

It has had several presenters since and Miss Jago will follow a host of famous journalists including the late Helen Rollason, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Juliet Morris.

The move for Miss Jago is yet another chapter in what is starting to become a hugely successful career for the diminutive blonde presenter.

After leaving Stowmarket High School Miss Jago studied media performance at Luton University She then worked in Japan for three months before returning home and starting work with Vibe FM presenting its breakfast show.

She went on to appear on Channel Five show The Wright Stuff, Record of the Year and the weather on Anglia.

Newsround goes out live and is broadcast to millions of youngsters across the nation, but Miss Jago said she wasn't feeling any pressure.

"I've done live television before so it doesn't worry me too much," she said.

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