Andi Peters insists black children in the UK have the opportunity to follow him into the TV industry.
The 49-year-old presenter has voiced his support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and has insisted that aspiring TV stars in the black community have the chance to follow in his footsteps.
Andi told ‘Good Morning Britain’ viewers: "I just want to say something as I can as one of the only black people on this show – it is so important that we all keep talking. It really is. People meet me in the street and ask me how I feel about it.
"We’ve all started this conversation and one of the best things about ‘Good Morning Britain’ is that we talk about it – we’re not brushing it under the rug, we’re not tip-toeing around, we are talking about it.
"Every day on this programme we talking about it and it’s really important that we do."
Andi then spoke directly to black children who have aspirations of working in the TV industry.
The presenter – who previously hosted the BBC children’s programme ‘Live & Kicking’ – said: "Every black kid watching right now – you could do this job.
"Anyway, let me tell you about this prize … Sorry, I felt that I needed to say it. I shouldn’t apologise, I mustn’t apologise – I just wanted to say it."
Andi previously acknowledged that black people are underrepresented on ‘Good Morning Britain’ during an on-air conversation with Piers Morgan.
He said: "I think fundamentally there aren’t enough people of colour working in our industry. That’s a fact."
He subsequently asked Piers: "Am I, or am I not, the only person of colour standing in this studio right now? Yes. I am."