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Warrick Brownlow-Pike (born 28 January 1985) is a British puppeteer.
Warrick was half of the 'Ed and Oucho' presenter duo for CBBC. Ed Petrie and Oucho the talking Cactus presented live afternoon continuity for the CBBC Channel on weekdays, from 15:25 to 19:00 from on 3 September 2007 until January 2010.
In April 2010 he returned to present CBBC continuity performing 'Dodge the Dog', Hacker the Dog's half brother. He is currently presenting live holiday mornings and live afternoons.
Ed Petrie spoke about Oucho on his Twitter social networking page on 16/6/10. "Q: What have u done with Oucho?!! A: Nothing! He's taking it easy, but we have lots of ideas for shows with him. Maybe in 2011." When Warrick was asked on his Twitter on 18/6/10 about if Oucho is back soon he says: "Hopefully! Lets cross all of our fingers, toes and things!"
Ed and Oucho's first CBBC programme, Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions debuted on 5 January 2009 at 4:30pm on the CBBC Channel. A second series of the show was filmed in Summer 2009 and premièred at the beginning of 2010
Ed and Oucho had their own Weekend show from 16 May – 9 August 2009 called Transmission Impossible with Ed and Oucho where they flew a blimp, taking over Weekend Transmission on BBC 2 and CBBC. It ended on Sunday 9 August 2009 so they could start filming Series 2 of Ed and Oucho's Excellent Inventions.
Oucho T. Cactus
Oucho T. Cactus is Ed Petrie's puppet companion, operated and voiced by Warrick Brownlow-Pike. Oucho speaks in the language "Cactinian" and his favourite food is bananas. He fears dogs, lawnmowers, water, Basil Brush and Anne Robinson. He has an unashamed love of Dolly Parton Oucho often dresses up in a blonde wig and mimes to her music. Oucho says he's from Bracknell.
Oucho left CBBC in January 2010, according to CBBC as he was going to be working in another office at the BBC. This was because his puppeteer Warrick Brownlow-Pike was leaving the channel to film for BBC 3, although he returned to puppeteer Dodge T. Dog, temporarily retiring Oucho until further notice.
Ed Petrie and Oucho were briefly reunited on TMi on 26 November 2010, their first appearance together since January.
Ed and Oucho were last seen together on November 2011.
Oucho made a guest appearance on CBBC for New Year's Eve 2011: for the first time, his Cactinian speech was translated via subtitles on screen as a gag where no one can understand what he is saying.
On 11 March 2011, Chris Johnson was asked via his Formspring account if Oucho T. Cactus would be returning. Johnson replied: "Since Oucho's puppeteer, Warrick, is still with us as Dodge, it's likely that the little cactus will keep popping up from time to time. However it seems unlikely he'll return as a presenter. The times, they are a changin!" True to Johnson's word, Oucho continues to appear occasionally in continuity links, six years after he officially left CBBC.
Dodge T. Dog
Dodge T. Dog is a character operated by Brownlow-Pike. Dodge was first seen on 6 April 2010. Dodge is Hacker T. Dog's half brother.
Dodge started in April 2010 by presenting the afternoons with Iain Stirling, while Hacker T. Dog was away filming series 2 of Scoop. When Hacker returned to the CBBC Office, Ed Petrie left continuity. This left Chris Johnson with no co-host, so Dodge stepped in to present with Chris. Hacker then returned to weekdays with Iain.
Over the 2010 Summer holidays Johnson and Dodge presented the weekday mornings. In late August 2010 Hacker left to film Scoop Series 3, Dodge took on the Weekday Afternoons with Iain Stirling.
Chris has presented with London Hughes since the beginning of September 2010 leaving Dodge without a co-host. Dodge presented with Iain Stirling while Hacker the Dog was filming Hacker Time. Dodge will star in Hacker Time.
On 24 March 2011 Dodge left CBBC, according to the BBC he was "Travelling The World", to let Brownlow-Pike film series two of Mongrels. Dodge returned to CBBC on 19 July 2011 and his shift was Holiday Morning with Chris Johnson and London Hughes. Dodge went back to presenting with Johnson after Hughes' departure.
Since 2014, Dodge has been a panelist on The Dog Ate My Homework. He has appeared in 5 episodes.
In June 2015, Dodge became a part-time presenter for the channel CBeebies whilst continuing to present CBBC full-time. In 2016, Dodge now fully presents CBeebies with the other presenters on the channel and left CBBC permanently.
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- Warrick [@WarrickBP] (24 October 2016). "I hope you like our new Robot at CBBC! #CBBC #CBBCHQ #robot #puppets #puppeteer #puppetry #puppets" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "BBC – BBC Three Programmes – Mongrels, Episode 5, Scott Mills". BBC. Retrieved 20 December 2010.