Hacker T. Dog
|Hacker T. Dog|
Hacker on CBBC.
Andy Heath (2009)
|First appearance||5 January 2009|
|Introduced by||Julian Dutton|
Hacker T. Dog, otherwise known as Hacker (born 27 October) is one of the presenters of British children's television service CBBC. He is a puppet Cairn Terrier from Wigan. He is the half-brother of Dodge T. Dog and is the son of Mrs. T. Dog (his father is never mentioned or seen).
Hacker was introduced as a character of the CBBC television programme Scoop, voiced by Andy Heath. The character became popular, and was appointed as a weekday-presenter of the CBBC office with his "half-brother" Dodge T. Dog, starting in May 2009, with the character now being voiced by Phil Fletcher. In July, they began presenting on weekdays. They began presenting with Scottish comedian Iain Stirling until Stirling's departure in 2013, when they began presenting with Chris Johnson.
In 2011, Hacker was given a solo presenting role on a separate chat show titled Hacker Time.
The character took a hiatus from CBBC in April 2014, which rumours speculating that he had left to film the fourth series of Hacker Time. During his absence, numerous guest presenters filled in for him during his usual weekday afternoon slot. Hacker returned temporarily on 24 May 2014, before making a permanent return on 18 June 2014.
In other media
Hacker, Barry Davies and Amberley Lobo provided CBBC commentary on the Russia v Belgium match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Hacker appeared on an episode of Celebrity Mastermind on Saturday, 3 January 2018. He came in second place and lost to TV chef Paul Rankin.
- Scoop (2009–2011)
- CBBC (2009—)
- Hacker Time (2011—2016)
- Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up (2013, 2016)
- Wimbledon 2day (2014)
- The Dog Ate My Homework (2015–2016)
- Wimbledon (2015)
- Hacker's Birthday Bash: 30 Years of Children's BBC (2015)
- All Over the Place (2015–2017)
- Horrible Histories: Gory Games (2016)
- Hacker's Olympic Rundown (2016)
- Celebrity Mastermind (2016)
- Hacker's Crackers (2016)
- Zig and Zag's Zogcasts (2016)
- Live & Dangerous (2017)
- BBC Election Wrap (2017)
- Saturday Mash-Up! (2017—)
- Remotely Funny (2018)
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