George Webster Biography – George Webster Wiki
George Webster is a CBeebies presenter, actor and public speaker. Originally from Leeds, Webster, who recently won a BAFTA, made history when he became the first presenter on CBeebies with Down’s Syndrome in September 2021.
He is also an actor on stage and screen, appearing in productions in France and the UK, as well as in a cameo role in The Railway Children Return, a sequel to the classic story. He will soon be seen in Something Special, Casualty and World on Fire.
Webster attended the mainstream schools St. Peters Primary and Benton Park High in Rawdon and got GCSEs in Media, Maths, English, Food Tech and a sports qualification before studying a Creative Digital Media Production BTEC at Shipley College.
He started acting at StageDoor in Guiseley when he was 8 years old, and took part in many shows during his time there. His first acting role in a film was S.A.M- a film about two boys called Sam both from different backgrounds who bond on the swings at a park. He also made an appearance in sci-fi short film “BEBE A.I.” in 2021.
Webster, who has Down’s Syndrome, is an ambassador for UK charity Mencap, an organisation that aims to improve the lives of people with learning difficulties. He has started a campaign with Mencap called Myth Busters, where he tackles assumptions and myths about Down’s Syndrome.
In February 2022, George was included in the top 20 in the Radio Times 100 list for creating change in entertainment. He’s also in the Shaw Trust disability 100 power list 2022.
George Webster Age
CBeebies presenter George Webster was born on 29 January 2001.
George Webster Parents
CBeebies host George Webster is the son of Jane and Rob Webster. On his CBeebies debut, his mother, Jane, said her emotions were all over the place: “I was blubbing one minute and smiling the next. I just love his work ethic and his positivity. We always say George’s days are all 10 out of 10 because he makes them like that.”
George’s father, Rob Webster, is proud of his son. He told the Telegraph & Argus: “What you see is what you get, he’s positive, happy and a real inspiration to myself and everyone else out there. I’m proud to be his dad and watch him fulfil his dreams.”
George Webster Down’s Syndrome
George Webster has Down’s Syndrome. He has been working as a presenter on CBeebies since September 2021 and made history as the channel’s first presenter with Down’s Syndrome.
On World Down’s Syndrome Day 2022, CBeebies presenter George Webster spoke to Telegraph & Argus about life with Down’s Syndrome. He said: “I want to be just George, not George with Down’s Syndrome. I’m a normal person like everyone else and that’s how I want to be treated.
“Growing up I had a lot of support from my family, friends, teachers, and local charities that helped me get to where I am today. I love singing, dancing, and being a presenter, and I’m glad that I get to raise awareness about people living with Down’s Syndrome through my job.”
Working for CBeebies is only the first step in what looks to be a very bright future.
“There are so many things I want to do, and I want to change the way people see disabilities. We’re all special in our own way and we need to celebrate and accept our individuality and unique talents.
“Whilst I was at school, though most people were lovely, I was bullied, and it was sad, and it hurt but I had supportive people around me who stood up for me and that’s what everyone needs.
“Me being on CBeebies opens the conversation of disability at an earlier age and if we can get children to think of disabilities in a different way then we’re changing the world already. We need more representation of people with Down’s Syndrome on TV in varied roles so we can be seen and understood.”
George Webster Strictly Come Dancing
CBeebies presenter George Webster is the sixth and final celebrity confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special 2022. He will be paired with Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer, Amy Dowden.
Webster said: “I love Strictly and have watched it every year. I’ve always dreamed of being on the show one year and I’m so excited to be on this year’s Christmas Special! To be partnered with Amy is such an honour, we get on so well, she’s so lovely and an amazing dancer. I’m looking forward to being “Strictlyfied”. Bring on the glitter and everything else. I can’t wait to perform on the Strictly dancefloor.”
George Webster Height
How tall is George Webster? The CBeebies presenter stands at a height of 5’2”. According to Alex Priestley Talent, CBeebies presenter George Webster Height: 5’2”. Weight: 50kg. Playing Age: 12-21. Appearance: White. Other: Down’s Syndrome. Eye Colour: Blue-Green. Hair Colour: Dark Brown. Hair length: Short. Native Accent: Northern.
George Webster Instagram
CBeebies presenter George Webster is not on social media. George revealed why he decided not to be on social media. He told the Telegraph & Argus: “I’m a positive person and I love my life, and from the social media channels that are used on my behalf, I get a lot of uplifting comments, but I don’t want to see the negative ones or the trolls so we, my dad, myself and the BBC, decided to keep me off social media.”