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Blue Peter brings Olympic Torch programme to Belfast

Helen and Barney
Image caption Helen Skelton and Barney Harwood will be at Ormeau Park.

Children's TV programme Blue Peter took over Ormeau Park in Belfast on Saturday for a special Olympic programme.

After the live show families were able to take part in a fun day featuring an assault course and a Horrible Histories tent.

The event was hosted by the show's presenters Helen Skelton and Barney Harwood.

Blue Peter's Big Olympic Tour will follow the torch across the country.

There will be nine 30-minute special live editions of Blue Peter, broadcast around the route of the Torch Relay as part of a CBBC Blue Peter roadshow celebrating the arrival of the Olympics in the UK and helping get CBBC fans in the mood for the Games.

After the live shows, the presenters, along with their guest Rav Wilding, will host a BBC Learning event, which will encourage families to take part in a host of interactive action-packed activities.

Tim Levell, editor of Blue Peter said in Belfast there was an assault course, a science tent, a green screen where young people can have a go at being a sports presenter a craft tent and also a Horrible Histories tent.

"You do not need a ticket for the fun day, it's free so just turn up and enjoy it," he said.

Blue Peter live from Belfast will be broadcast on BBC2 and the CBBC channel from 9am on 2nd June 2012. The fun day is free and will run from 10am to 4pm in Ormeau Park on the same day.

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