Ang Fil-American Broadway actor na si Joshua dela Cruz ang napili bilang host sa pag-revive ng '90s Nickelodeon children's show na Blue's Clues.
“Well the dog’s outta the bag,” post ni Joshua sa kanyang Instagram account.
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Ang Blue's Clues ay unang umere sa Nickelodeon channel mula 1996 hanggang 2006.
Ang original host nito ay si Steve Burns at kasama niya sa show si Blue, isang cartoon dog na tumutulong sa kanya at sa mga nanonood na kids na ma-solve ang mga daily puzzles na nasa paw prints nito.
Heto ang sinabi ni Shelly Sumpter Gillyard, executive vice President, Talent, Music and Events, Nickelodeon Group, tungkol sa pagkakapili nila kay Joshua:
“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.”
Kasama sa pagpili kay Joshua ay ang original host ng Blue's Clues na si Steve Burns.
Tinawag pa niyang "worth successor" ang Fil-American actor.
“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," pahayag ni Burns sa website na Simplemost.
Kuwento ni Joshua, bata pa lang daw siya ay pinapanood na niya ang Blue's Clues.
Hindi niya inakala na balang-araw ay siya ang mapipili bilang bagong host ng show.
Na-starstruck daw siya noong ma-meet niya ng personal si Steve Burns.
Lahad niya, "My journey to get here was really wild. When I auditioned for Blue's Clues Steve was in the room and they were just kind of like, 'Hey Steve, do you have anything for Josh?' and like, 'Oh yeah, this is Steve.' and I was like 'Whaaaat was happening?'
"I was starstruck but immediately it felt comfortable with him, he was just so generous with his time, with his energy, it was a huge huge moment for me to meet the person that I was watching on TV growing up and to find out that he was cool."
This September na kukunan sa isang studio sa Toronto, Canada ang 20 episodes ng bagong Blue's Clues.
Ang bagong title nito ay Blue's Clues & You.
Ayon sa website ng Playbill, nakasama ang New York-based na si Joshua dela Cruz sa cast ng Disney's Aladdin on Broadway bilang si Iago, at understudy para sa role na Aladdin.
Ginampanan niya ang role na Aladdin sa limited run ng musical in 2017.
Lumabas din si Joshua sa off-Broadway musical na Here Lies Love at Merrily We Roll Along.
Nagkaroon din siya ng guest appearance sa mga TV series na Bull at Time After Time.
May ginagawa rin siyang pelikula titled Point Man.