Original ‘Blue’s Clues’ host Steve Burns returns in series’ first film


The world felt blue without him.

Original “Blue’s Clues” host Steve Burns, 48, delighted fans on Monday when he appeared in a trailer for “Blue’s Big City Adventure,” the popular Nickelodeon tv show’s first film adaptation.

Burns — who hosted the show from 1996 to 2002 — will star in the flick alongside his successors Donovan Patton, 44, aka Steve’s younger brother “Joe,” and current host, Josh Dela Cruz, 33, reports Entertainment Weekly.

The musical-comedy follows Blue and Josh as they take a trip to New York City after Josh books a Broadway audition. 

Josh is bummed to discover he left his handy-dandy notebook at home so his friends Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper join him in the Big Apple to help him find it.

That’s where they encounter Steve, who has swapped out his iconic striped green polo for a green tie. 

Burns returned briefly to the cast of “Blue’s Clues” for the show’s 25th anniversary in 2021,  during which he addressed his abrupt departure from the Nickelodeon show. 

Original "Blue's Clues" host Steve Burn's returns to the show in a brand new movie.
Original “Blue’s Clues” host Steve Burns returns to the show in a brand new movie.
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The show will follow the current host Josh as he manages to book a Broadway audition.
The show will follow the current host Josh as he manages to book a Broadway audition.
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The host said that leaving the show allowed him to challenge himself and go to college.

He expressed gratitude for his fans and told them he was proud of them for accomplishing so much. 

“Look at all you have done and all you have accomplished in all that time. And it’s just … it’s just so amazing, right,” the former host said. 

The show will feature all three hosts of the Nick Jr. show.
The show will feature all three hosts of the Nick Jr. show.
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The film features several Broadway stars such as Phillipa Soo and Ali Stroker.
The film features several Broadway stars such as Phillipa Soo and Ali Stroker.
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Burns has swapped out his iconic green polo for a green tie.
Burns has swapped out his iconic green polo for a green tie.
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“I mean, we started out with clues, and now it’s what? Student loans, and jobs, and families, and some of that has been kind of hard, you know? I know you know. I guess I just wanted to say that after all these years, I never forgot you. Ever.” 

“And I’m super glad we’re still friends,” he added. 

“Blue’s Big City Adventure will be available to stream on Paramount+ on November 18, 2022. The star-studded cast boasts Broadway greats like Phillipa Soo, Ali Stroker, and Steven Pasquale as well as BD Wong, and Alex Winter.