George Webster

CBeebies Presenter, Actor, Dancer, Ambassador for Yorkshire Dance, Mencap and Parkrun; Member of Performance Academy At Mind The Gap Studios

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I am an actor. A dancer. A presenter. A conference speaker. A very positive person. As a young man with Down Syndrome, I want to show that people with a learning disability can be and should be represented more in the media.

I have experience in film, TV, stage and dance productions. As a presenter on CBeebies I have been described as a pioneer. My recent introduction to the channel and my BBC Bitesize piece on myths around Down Syndrome have gone viral with millions of views online. In 2022, I was number 19 in the Radio Times top 100 presenters.

I’m involved in parkrun, I’m also an ambassador for them as well which is loads of fun.

I’m also an ambassador for Yorkshire Dance and have been involved in professional dance pieces through the Talent Hub, Meshdance and Ability.

I’m a member of the Separate Doors theatre company’s National Ensemble; and in the four year programme for the Performance Academy at Mind The Gap company in Bradford. 

I am founding officer of the National Down Syndrome Policy Group and an ambassador for Mencap, where I am a MythBuster.

I’m very professional, prepared and fun. I am 21 and live in Leeds.

“I believe in respect for everyone and that difference needs to be celebrated. People with a disability deserve equal opportunities in the wider media and elsewhere so that people can see us shine.”