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Teen with bionic arms lands dream job after losing hands to meningitis as a baby

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A teenage girl who was given bionic arms after she lost her hands to meningitis as a tot has landed her dream job.

Tilly Lockey, 14, was the first British child to have 3D-printed bionic limbs.

The schoolgirl, from Consett, Country Durham, has two prosthetic arms after she lost her hands and the tips of her toes as a baby to meningitis.

She has now been lined up to host FYI: For Your Information, a children’s current affairs show on Sky, The Sun reports.

Tilly will interview celebrities and even Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

She said she hopes she inspires other young people with disabilities to talk about their issues.

The teenager said: "FYI is the only news show in the world where kids and teens get to have a say on the big issues and put those in power on the spot.

"It's a great opportunity for me to report on the things I care about most, climate change, equal rights, racism and of course I hope I can inspire others kids with a disability that everything is possible."

Tilly had to have her hands and the tips of her toes amputated after she suffered Meningococcal Septicaemia B when she was just 15 months old.

The teenager, who even plays the piano, has won awards for the inspirational way she has dealt with her disability.

FYI tweeted: "We met her when we reported on her amazing bionic arms and love her so much she is now joining the gang to help us investigate the big issues on the news for and by kids."

The weekly news show, broadcast on Sky News, Sky Kids, and Sky One during the holidays, will now head into its third year.

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