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Big Brother, Little Brother TV presenter Emma Willis rolled up her sleeves to help Prince’s Trust youngsters redecorate Newham General Hospital’s children’s ward.

FORMER Big Brother, Little Brother presenter Emma Willis got out the brushes to help some unemployed youngsters bring some extra colour to Newham General Hospital.

The Channel 4 star was on hand last week to pitch in with 13 Prince’s Trust young people from East London as they redecorated the children’s ward of the hospital in Glen Road, Plaistow.

Emma said: “It was absolutely fantastic meeting the young people today.

“The project is great and they are really making a difference to the children on this ward.”

During the scheme the 13 youngsters renovated rooms in the ward and painted an outdoor area.

Stuart Matthews, of Wakefield Street, East Ham, has been unemployed for a year and joined the programme to gain new skills.

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The 25-year-old said: “The course has been really good. I am hoping that at the end of it I will find a job.”

Emma came along to mark the 20th anniversary of the Trust’s Team programme and its Make a Change week.

During the event groups across the country carried out community projects.

The Team programme provides 12 weeks of personal development work within the community for the long-term unemployed or those who have been in trouble with the law.