"Today's reaction has been amazing and I am so happy to have so much support. I am over the moon and overjoyed. It's brilliant.
🚨EXCITING NEWS🚨 Our NEW CBeebies House presenter, George will be starting soon! ❤️ He loves cooking and dancing, and he can't wait to be your friend. 🥘🕺🤗 pic.twitter.com/2tTZI1aASY
Among the people who responded to the announcement was Danni who tweeted: "As an autistic parent, I can't praise CBeebies enough for your work for diversity and representation."
Susan Corcoran tweeted: "My friend's three year old granddaughter was with Downs. They worry about her future, how others will treat her outside of their family and friendship group. This gives me faith that her life won't be as hard as that of previous generations."
Amanda summed up how people felt about the news when she tweeted: "That is wonderful. What a presenter, full of energy! My sister - currently aged 40 and with Downs - would have loved this as a child. My boys - in their teens - would have loved this. The entire CBeebies audience will be happier because of George."