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'Blue's Clues & You' to Bow on Nick Jr. UK on Monday 4th May 2020

Nickelodeon’s Brand-new Preschool Series Blue’s Clues & You! Bows on Nick Jr. UK & Ireland on Monday 4th May 2020


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It’s time to pull up the Thinking Chair and follow the paw prints as Blue and her crew return in Nickelodeon’s brand-new preschool series Blue’s Clues & You!, debuting on Monday 4th May 2020 at 5:30pm at on Nick Jr. U.K. & Ireland!

Following launch, new episodes of Blue’s Clues & You! will continue to air weekdays at 5:30pm on Nick Jr. UK & Eire, which each all new episode encoring the same evening at 9:00pm and the following weekday morning at 8:30am.

Update (1/5) - To celebrate the U.K. and Irish premiere of Blue’s Clues & You! has digitally premiered the first episode of the all new series on and YouTube! Additionally, fans can watch bonus Blue’s Clues & You! content through their TV providers, including Sky Kids!

Steve Burns (Steve) and Donovan Patton (Joe) will reprise their roles from the original U.S.-version of Blue’s Clues in the series premiere, “Meet Josh!,” and help new live-action host Josh (Joshua Dela Cruz) and the audience solve their first game of Blue’s Clues.

Blue’s Clues & You! will feature brand-new elements alongside refreshed iconic items from the original series, including:

  • New CG-animation for Blue and Magenta;
  • An updated Handy Dandy Notebook equipped with a new blue crayon and smartphone technology, allowing Josh and Blue to receive emails and video calls;
  • An all-new Handy Dandy Guitar;
  • The return of fan-favorite characters: Tickety Tock, Slippery Soap, Shovel, Pail, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Cinnamon, Paprika, Felt Friends, Sidetable Drawer and Mailbox, plus the original Thinking Chair;
  • And the introduction of Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper’s newest additions—twins Sage and Ginger.

A remake of the groundbreaking, curriculum-driven interactive series Blue’s Clues, Blue’s Clues & You! follows Blue as she invites viewers to join her and Josh on a clue-led adventure and solve a puzzle in each episode. With each signature paw print, Blue identifies clues in her animated world that propel the story and inspire the audience to interact with the characters.

Blue’s Clues & You! made its world premiere on Nickelodeon in the U.S. on Monday, Nov. 11, at 1:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

Live-action host Josh and beloved puppy Blue, in Nickelodeon's brand-new Blue's Clues & You!

The original Blue’s Clues series launched in September 1996 to critical praise from educators, parents, and preschoolers and ran for six groundbreaking seasons. Created by Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kessler, and Angela C. Santomero, Blue’s Clues drew acclaim and high ratings for its unique interactivity that helped change the way kids watch television and has remained one of the most popular preschool shows of all time. The landmark series also raised the bar in preschool television by exploring advanced subject matter such as sign language, geography, physics, emotions, and anatomy.

In the U.K., Blue’s Clues was originally hosted by Kevin Duala (above photo, The One Show). Although the U.K. edition kept most of the elements of its U.S. counterpart, some aspects were changed for a British audience, such as "Mail Time", which became "Post Time" in the U.K., with the song's lyrics changed to reflect the new name; and characters such as Pail, Shovel and Mailbox were renamed as their British equivalents, Bucket, Spade and Postbox, respectively. Additionally, the shows animated characters, such as Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, Postbox (Mailbox), Sidetable Drawer, Snail, Bucket (Pail), and Spade (Shovel) were dubbed with British accents, and kids with British accents were used for the off-screen audience, to give the show a localised feel.

It appears that for Blue’s Clues & You!, Nick UK & Ireland will be using the original US-English version. However, Kevin has hinted that he'll be featured in the new series.

Online at and the Nick Jr. Play app, parents and preschoolers can find out more about Blue’s Clues & You!, watch video clips from the show, and sing-along with the new show's theme song. Parents can also like the official Nick Jr. UK & Ireland Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages and sign up to the official Nick Jr. Fan Club for the latest Nick Jr. news, highlights, video clips, competitions and more.

In additional news, Nick Jr. UK & Ireland premiered Bubble Guppies season five on Saturday 25th April 2020 at 10am!

About Nick Jr.

Where every day’s an adventure, Nick Jr. is a top-performing commercial pre-school entertainment brand in cable and satellite homes. Launched in 1999 as the world's first channel dedicated to pre-school children, Nick Jr.’s programming includes beloved shows PAW Patrol, Shimmer and Shine, Nella the Princess Knight and Peppa Pig. Kids and parents can find lots of video clips, games, exclusive activities and downloads featuring their favourite Nick Jr. friends online at and on the Nick Jr. Play app. Viewers also have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nick Jr. +1. Nick Jr. is available on Sky 615, Virgin 715, through BT Vision and TalkTalk channel 318.

About Nickelodeon

The Nickelodeon Network is a top-performing commercial kids’ TV network in the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 13 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

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Originally published: Saturday, April 04, 2020.

Additional source: Anime Superhero Forum /@Muppetman2003; Schedule source: Digiguide.
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