Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Sid Sloane Announces Plans to Leave CBeebies

We were very sad to learn yesterday that CBeebies longest-standing presenterng, Sid Sloane, has announced his plans to leave CBeebies in the New Year.


Having starred on the British children's television channel since its inception in 2002, Sid will officially be leaving his role in April 2013. This announcement follows recent news of Sid's latest engagements, presenting the brand-new programme for pre-schoolers, Let's Play - from Zodiak Kids' The Foundation in collaboration with CBeebies - and a LIVE nationwide tour of his own show, Sid's Show, which is currently touring the UK.

Commenting on this new development, Sid says:

"I never dreamt I'd end up staying with CBeebies quite so long but it has been a truly amazing journey! The past eleven years have given me the space to grow and develop as a performer and a presenter. I feel that the time has now come to step outside CBeebies to explore new opportunities."

Adding, "It's not really goodbye as I will still be popping up on CBeebies but I'll also be enjoying the opportunity to pursue some new challenges."

This Christmas, Sid will appear as Jack in Jack & the Beanstalk, for both the CBeebies live pantomime and for Evolution Productions at The Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon. He will also be making an appearance on the Christmas episode of Celebrity Mastermind.


Let's Play is a new series from Zodiak Kids' The Foundation and CBeebies which inspires pre-schoolers to discover the world through creative role play and dressing up. The series will began airing on 14 November 2012. Each episode sees the presenters embark on an adventure in an animated world where they take on the role of a colourful character.
 
Sid's Show is a brand-new live children's show which encourages interactive participation. Receiving its official Premiere in Brighton on 30 October, the extensive tour will encompass over 30 venues across the UK. The tour will begin its second-leg from February, running through until June 2013. For full tour schedule visit: www.sidsloane.org

Lara adores Sid, and is absolutely delighted with the new show, Let's Play.  I think his appeal, and no doubt his longevity on CBeebies, is down to his happy disposition and good humour, but moreover a refusal to talk down to children.  Lara loves his presenting spots, and his fun songs and raps, which she used to get excited about even when she was really tiny!  We'll miss you Sid!

22 comments:

  1. Our girls will miss him, he's one of the few they immediately recognise and his smile is infectious.

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  2. oh very sad news my 1yr old son loves sid he always has the biggest smile on his face when he see's him he will be missed!

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  3. Good Luck Sid, you will be missed.

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  4. Really sad news my little girl gets really happy when she see sid on tv

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  5. So sad he is leaving best presenter ever kids love him and even adults. We love u sid :-(

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  6. So sad he is leaving best presenter ever kids love him and even adults. We love u sid :-(

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  7. Aww sad to see you go Sid! You have been such a great presenter and all 4 of my kids love you!! All the very best

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  8. oh no really ... he was my fav other then the smaller girl ...

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  9. It's going to seem really weird without Sid on CBeebies, all the best!

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  10. :0 thought people were leaving due to the new people appearing... we will get used to them though :( gonna miss all the current people though

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  11. My son (4) and myself (42) will really miss you. We love watching you and wish you best in whatever you do. Take care

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  12. My kids will definately miss him!

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  13. Sid, you are a legend, we will miss you soooooooooooooooo much. xx

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  14. Oh no! :( Been watching CBeebies since it began, same year my eldest daughter was born. All the best Sid.

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  15. Awww sid just left i liked him

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  16. When i heard Sid was leaving i was really upset because he made cbeebies so much fun to watch for us mums and dads but my 6 year old daughter will be the most upset because she loves Sid so much and even cuddles the tv when he is on.She has watched him since she was a baby and i have told her he is just going on holiday for now,i could'nt tell her he won't be on anymore.

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  17. Sid, My 1.5yr old calls him 'ME' because of the song let's play( could it be me) we will really miss him.

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  18. Watched Sid since I was 6, when CBeebies was launched, now that I am 17 he will be missed and there you have it, all the presenters I grew up with are now gone :(

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  19. My niece will certainly miss him.

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  20. Oh no I will miss Sid ! I missed Chris when he left too!

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  21. I will miss Sid, I think he and Andy are really funny together.

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