Chris Johnson announces CBBC Office departure



CBBC Office presenter Chris Johnson has announced that he is to leave at the start of September.

Chris, who is currently the lead continuity presenter, joined the channel in January 2010 presenting weekends with Ed Petrie. Before continuing with holiday mornings and weekends with the likes of London Hughes and Dodge the Dog.

Then, following Iain Stirling leaving, took over weekday afternoons with Hacker the Dog in February 2013 where he’s remained for the past year and half.

Chris has also voiced Dennis the Menace in a recent reboot, appeared in shows such as 12 Again and narrated new hit Whoops I Missed The Bus. He’s also a member of Doctor Who Magazine’s Time Team and voiced characters for online interactive game The Gunpowder Plot.

Announcing the news on his personal Twitter page, Chris wrote: “Sep 5th will be my last day in the CBBC Office. It’s been amazing but after playing ‘Chris’ for 4 years it’s time to try something new.

“For those asking, I’m not gone from the CBBC Channel entirely – Dennis the Menace & Gnasher is on every day & there are more shows to come.”

You can watch Chris most weekday afternoons from 4:00pm on the CBBC Channel and CBBC HD.

Chris’ final day in the CBBC Office will be Friday 5th September 2014.


Want to send Iain and Hacker some fan mail?

Iain and Hacker - Fan MailIain and Hacker are looking for CBBC fans to send in fan mail such as “drawings, letters, sculptors, badges” for their new fan mail feature.

If you’d like to get your art work on the telly, why not send it to:

PO Box 9989,
M5 0DP

Please Note: This is the address to send mail to the official CBBC studios – which are in no way connected to the CBBC Blog or anyone involved with it. Nor do we have any say in which pieces of fan mail make it on air or get a reply.

Hacker Time returning in 2013, new controller Cheryl Taylor confirms at Kids BAFTAs

Cheryl Taylor, CBBC Controller 2012-

Cheryl Taylor, CBBC Controller, Late 2012 – present.

While speaking to CBBC’s Iain and Hacker backstage at the Children’s BAFTA awards last night, new controller Cheryl Taylor confirmed that Hacker Time is to return for a third series in 2013.

Asked by Hacker the Dog what viewers can expect from CBBC next year, Cheryl replies: “Well, we’ve got more Hacker Time. You know that [to Hacker].”

She then complements outgoing controller Damian Kavanagh saying he has left behind a brilliant channel.

Iain then asks “and, alot of the presenters might keep doing well on the channel?”

Cheryl replies: “We think so, we think so Iain. Especially yourself.”

You can watch the chat towards the end of the video below:

Shaun Williamson talks Scoop on Loose Women

UPDATE: Since this video was posted it has been removed from YouTube due to copyright problems. We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Shaun Williamson went on ITV1’s Loose Women to talk about a new comedy he is staring in, then the ladies ask him about CBBC Show Scoop. They also play a clip from an upcoming episode.

If you can’t see the video below, click here.