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Channel 4 recruits UK’s first transgender continuity announcer

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By John Glenday, Reporter

April 1, 2016 | 2 min read

Channel 4 has made broadcast history with the use of the UK’s first transgender continuity announcer Amy Stanning debuted at 17:00 on Thursday (30 March).

Stanning is the first member of the UK’s transgender community to be given such a role and introduced a number of popular programmes including Eight Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Alan Carr: Chatty Man.

Channel 4 is marking International Transgender Day of Visibility by raising awareness of the community and highlighting the discrimination they face in day to day life.

Stanning said: “I’m delighted that Channel 4 are celebrating the International Transgender Day of Visibility during primetime TV,” said Stanning, who works for Barclays Mortgages and is co-chair of their LGBT employee network.

“Transgender people contribute to all walks of British life and it’s time to recognise their contribution and help people be positive and open about themselves.”

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