Twas a bit of a blast from the past tonight when I settled down to watch a celebrity version of the quiz Pointless to find former children's BBC presenter Kirsten O'Brien as one of the celebrity contestants.
As a teen in the 90s I would watch CBBC when ostensibly doing my homework and I always enjoyed Kirsten and her natural flair and Teeside accent. Not classically beautiful by most standards she was nonetheless really sweet and a lot of fun.
More, she became better looking with age too
I'm not alone in my Kirsten appreciation it seems as a quick look on the net shows a lot of very intensive admiration of her, with slowed down videos and close ups of her cleavage and her feet when presenting!?!
Best of all though is this, which I think came from 2009's BBC3 show Kirsten's Topless Ambition a documentary that looked at the former CBBC girl's half hearted tentative bid to join the ranks of fellow colleagues Gail Porter and Fearne Cotton and appear in sexy shoots for lads mags
Anyway, it was nice to see her on our screens again in Pointless tonight and I hope we can see more of her soon.
It has however made me wonder what happened to other CBBC presenters such as the heavenly Kate Heavenor? (last seen presenting Channel 5's late night roulette show)