A sunny day in Brighton with a woman with sunny disposition – I can think of worse ways of spending my days… Cerrie Burnell is best known for presenting children’s programs on CBeebies. She’s also written a couple of children’s books.
Cerrie was born with only one arm. It surprised me when I researched Cerrie and it was noted that parents had written in to BBC complaining that BBC had chosen a presenter with only one arm. What world is it we live in when we feel we have to protect our kids from someone who has a disability? Surely her presence on TV should be encouraged as something that will increase understanding and tolerance for people who are a little different from most of us. In the end it is her charm and inner glow that is evident, and that is what is important for children of today to be exposed to.