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Hey Duggee scoops hat trick of Children’s BAFTAs

Show wins Preschool Animation, Director and Digital categories at this year’s awards.

Preschool show Hey Duggee is celebrating picking up a hat trick of accolades at the Children’s BAFTAs last weekend.

The popular show won Preschool Animation for the third time, while Grant Orchard won the Director category and educational app Hey Duggee: The Counting Badge was victorious in the Digital category.

The app was created by digital agency Scary Beasties, in association with BBC Studios and Studio AKA.

“It’s incredible to have won three BAFTAs for Hey Duggee this year,” said Henrietta Hurford Jones, executive producer of Hey Duggee for BBC Studios. “Hey Duggee is a much loved show which is enjoyed by children and parents across the world, and it’s fantastic to see that recognised by BAFTA.

“Grant is exceptionally talented, and it’s with his creativity and inspiration that Hey Duggee continues to be such a huge success.”

Sue Goffe, head of production at Studio AKA, added: “It’s wonderful to see Hey Duggee win three awards at the Children’s BAFTAs this year, and particularly for Grant to have been recognised in the Best Director category. We’re hugely proud of the work, and thank and congratulate everyone involved in making the show.”

Hey Duggee – a Studio AKA production with BBC Studios – consistently ranks as one of the top three programmes on CBeebies. The show has a global footprint in over 150 territories and has had over 50 million iPlayer requests in 2018. Series three is currently in production and is expected to air on CBeebies in 2019.

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