CBBC presenters banned from wearing make-up

Children’s TV presenters told by BBC bosses to lose red lipstick, dress more modestly and be ‘fantastic female role models’


CBBC’s female TV presenters are to be banned from wearing ‘provocative’ clothes and too much make-up, a senior BBC editor says.


And Friday Download hosts Dionne Bromfield and Shannon Flynn, both 17, have apparently been singled out as examples of presenters who should change the way they dress.

“Sexualisation of girls is something we take incredibly seriously,” says CBBC executive editor Melissa Hardinge, according to the Metro

“I go onto the floor of Friday Download and make them take their red lipstick off – the presenters.

“The older end of our 6 to 12 age groups are very interested in relationships, and we have to show positive role models and the correct way of going about having relationships.

“We know that a lot of young girls will look at how our presenters are dressed, and, no, they shouldn’t look too sexy.”

What do you think? Do you approve of the BBC’s new rules? Do you think young girls are exposed to too many ‘sexy’ role models?

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