A presenter from Pembrokeshire has joined the team on Channel 5’s popular children’s show Milkshake.

Sita Thomas, aged 25, formerly of Penally, made her debut in the pink Milkshake chair last week.

She was scouted by the channel after programme bosses saw a previous showreel she made which got her down to the final 100 Blue Peter auditionees.

“I am thrilled to have joined the team,” said Sita.

“I’m so excited that friends who I went to school with in Tenby are watching the show with their children and would like to thank everyone for their support and messages.”

On Milkshake, Sita will be presenting the links between each of the children’s programmes - such as Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol and Bob the Builder - from 6am to 9am.

And she also hopes to be performing live in Wales next year as part of the Milkshake Live theatre tour.

Sita went to Tenby’s Greenhill School before training at Hurtwood House performing arts school, and has a first class degree in English Literature and Theatre Studies, a Masters in Movement Directing and Teaching and is in her final year of her Phd examining issues of diversity in Shakespearean performance in Britain.

Her first presenting job at the age of 14 was on the CBBC programme Stitch Up!, and she is also a filmmaker, cultural commentator, Bollywood dance teacher and performer and has worked extensively with the National Youth Theatre.

Said Jess Symons, head of Children's at Channel 5:“Sita has an incredible energy and is a great addition to the Milkshake team. Her experience working with children across a variety of theatre and dance shows her ability to make a real connection with children, which is important for the role.

"I can't wait for her to show her off her Indian dance skills on air and maybe even teach a few steps to our other presenters.”

If you’d like Sita to give you a shout out on the show, you can email milkshake@milkshake.tv or tweet @milkshaketv and @sitathomas5 She will also be taking part in a live Twitter Q&A after her presenting slot on Wednesday December 16 from 9.15am.