For most of FHM's childhood TV-viewing years, our collective hearts would periodically sink at around 5.00pm on weekdays with a sad realisation: today was a day bloody Blue Peter was on. Okay, so the sun-kissed, Kylie Minogue-sporting Neighbours was only half an hour away, but in the meantime one had to endure thirty minutes of crappy home-made cakes, the under-12 baton-spinning team from Batley showing off, and some dogs running around.
And then it all changed. In an admirable bid to reanimate their hormonally-charged audience, the producers reviewed their presenter policy. And despite the odd hiccup – with Richard Bacon getting booted off for public cocaine use a particular low – the show surged in popularity. Stick-back plastic became officially cool.
Exclusive pics and video from the May Issue!
Why? Basically, because of these two. Konnie Huq and Zoe Salmon. As catalysts to many a burgeoning childhood sexuality, they made Blue Peter a ship worth sailing in: and so, to mark their recent departures and see them off into pastures new, FHM have exclusively shot both for our May "battle of Blue Peter" cover.
Elsewhere in our “hello to summer” issue we secretly trail one of our writers for 24 hours in an expose of Big Brother Britain (he wasn’t happy), Ben Wilson meets Iron Mike Tyson, we look at how the mafia really started, ex-Israeli Special Forces girl Gal Gadot disrobes, and we unveil the year's hottest hardware. With a little bit of help. Sexy help:
Plus all the usual goodness you get every month: the FHM Angels, Britain’s best fashion advice, Ron Jeremy’s Celebrity CV and more of Grub Smith's sexual misfortunes. Oh, and yet another hot hairdresser. Meet Casey:
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