Harriet Rix all set for Blue Peter date

SCHOOLGIRL Harriet Rix will be the envy of her classmates next week when she appears on national television.

Harriet, a year four pupil at St Felix School, at Reydon, will be taking a starring role on Blue Peter's Christmas show.

She will provide young viewers with an insight into her life, living in Suffolk's answer to a festive wonderland.

Harriet's parents, Ian and Caroline, run Red House Barns at Sternfield, near Saxmundham, a farm where reindeer live, hundreds of Christmas trees are grown and sold and Santa Claus visits every weekend during December.

And on Monday's programme, nine-year-old Harriet will be showing how she helps out on the festive farm in a four-minute Being Me film.

During shooting for her appearance, Harriet was given an insight into how a film is made for television and learned about the craft of TV production.

Hannah Wise, assistant producer at Blue Peter, said: 'The film will be a day in the life of Harriet on her farm and will give a glimpse into her life of looking after the reindeer, Christmas trees and making Christmas wreaths.'

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Harriet said she had enjoyed her moment in the TV spolight. 'I'm looking forward to being on Blue Peter,' she added.

The Blue Peter Christmas Show is on BBC1 on Monday at 4.35pm.

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