Blue Clues Announces Joshua DeLa Cruz As New Steve, Old Steve Approves

Joshua DeLa Cruz has replaced Steve Burns as the human at the side of Blue the Dog in the popular preschool show, following a nationwide search.
By Alex Firer

So when it came time to choose the next Steve for the reboot of Blue Clue’s — the beloved kids show where kids solve riddles with the help of a paw printing dog and a human who led the way. In the late 90’s/early aughts Steve Burns was that human, but the time for change has come, and after a lengthy open audition process — which included the likes of every male comedian I know and also John Cena for some reason — Blue’s Clues has found their new Steve in the 23 year old Broadway actor Joshua Dela Cruz.

Nickelodeon’s Shelly Sumpter Gillyard, said of the find,: “The search for the new host of Blue’s Clues & You was no small task, but we knew as soon as we met Josh that he was the perfect choice. From his genuineness to his comedic timing and range, there was no doubt that he could carry the show on for the next generation of preschoolers.”

Joshua Dela Cruz is not the only thing changing at the show that’s sure to tug on the nostalgic heart strings of adults and also teach kids to be future PIs by placing paw prints on party hats. The show is also getting a new title, “Blue Clue’s and You”. That’s right buddy, YOU made the title! Now you can point to the name of the show, point at the You, point at yourself and go “That’s right, from now on you’re going to treat me right. There’s going to be some changes around here…”

As for the new Steve, he’s gotten the most important bit of affirmation he could hope for– the old Steve! Said Steve Burns —

“I had the great honor of being a part of the search for the new host, and I give Josh two thumbs up! He can definitely fill my shoes, and the rugby shirt.”

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