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Milkshake!
Channel 5's Milkshake! New Logo 2017 2.jpg
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area Nationwide
Network Channel 5
5Star (2006–2011) (2017–2018)
My 5
Headquarters London
Programming
Language(s) English
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
Owner ViacomCBS Networks EMEA
Sister channels Channel 5
5*
5USA
My5
Spike
Shake!
History
Launched March 31, 1997; 24 years ago (1997-03-31)
Links
Website www.milkshake.tv
Availability
IPTV
YouView Programmes available
on-demand
Streaming media
Sky Go Watch live
(UK and Ireland only)
Now TV (On Demand Only) Watch On Demand (UK only)

Milkshake! is a British children's television programming block on Channel 5. Aimed at preschool children aged 3-7 the block debuted on 17 September 1997 and is broadcast on weekdays from 06:00 to 09:15 and weekends from 06:00 to 10:00. The block has a number of presenters and features a range of children's programming. Its programmes include shows such as Thomas and Friends, Peppa Pig, Fireman Sam, PAW Patrol, Abby Hatcher, Daisy & Ollie, Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom, Floogals, Wissper, Top Wing, Bob the Builder (2015), and Noddy, Toyland Detective. Programmes for older children used to also air from 1997–2002 and 2007–2016 on spin-off Shake!, which used to run on weekends after Milkshake!.

Programmes

Upcoming programmes

  • Milo (TBA)
  • Pip & Posy (15th March 2021)
  • Circle Square (TBA)
  • Pop Paper City (TBA)
  • Winnie & Wilbur (TBA)
  • Mimi's World (TBA)
  • Meet The Experts (TBA)

Notable presenters

In-vision continuity presenters have been utilised by Milkshake! since the show began on March 31, 1997. The original presenters were Lucy Alexander and Konnie Huq. Huq was replaced by former Nickelodeon presenter Eddie Mathews when she left the show to join the BBC as a Blue Peter presenter.

Current presenters

The year in brackets denotes when the presenter began presenting Milkshake!.

  • Amy Thompson (2009–present)
  • David Ribi (2017–present)
  • Derek Moran (2007–present)
  • Jen Pringle (2006–present)
  • Kemi Majeks (2003–present)
  • Kiera-Nicole Brennan (2017–present)
  • Nathan Connor (2017–present)
  • Olivia Birchenough (2012–present)
  • Sita Thomas (2015–present)
  • Milkshake Monkey (2009–present)

Former presenters

  • Anna Williamson (1997–2005)
  • Andrew McEwan (2006–2007)
  • Beth Evans (2004-2010)
  • Gary Evans (2008-2009)
  • Casey-Lee Jolleys (1997–2000)
  • Curtis Angus (2014–2017)
  • Dave Payne (2007–2009)
  • Eddie Mathews (1997–2002)
  • Hannah Williams (2006–2009)
  • Konnie Huq (1997)
  • Lucy Alexander (1997–2000)
  • Naomi Wilkinson (2000–2011)

Relief and freelance presenters have also anchored Milkshake! continuity links, including presenter Ellie Harrison and deaf presenter Gary Evans. The longest serving presenter is Kemi Majeks, who has presented the block for 18 years.

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