James Partridge of Changing Faces to present Five News

Chief executive of facial disfigurements charity will read lunchtime news bulletins for a week

James Partridge, chief executive, Changing Faces
James Partridge, chief executive, Changing Faces

James Partridge, the founder and chief executive of Changing Faces, will present the lunchtime news bulletin on Five in a bid to raise awareness of facial disfigurements.

Partridge, who sustained severe burn injuries in a car accident at the age of 18, will read the 12:45pm bulletin from 16 November for one week.

Winnie Coutinho, head of campaigns and communications at Changing Faces, said: "We believe that television can play a big role in changing attitudes and breaking down prejudices.

"Changing Faces is keen to learn whether the public would really accept someone with a disfigurement in this role once they see James Partridge reading the news next week."

David Kermode, news editor at Five, said: "James makes a welcome addition to our presenting line-up for the week that he is with us.

"We are all looking forward to working with him and, at the same time, creating some debate around an important issue in society."



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