The Team: The Saturday Show

Dani Behr

Dani Behr first came to our screens when she had a part in C-BBC's Grange Hill, although it has to be said that she is remember far more for her appearance in the somewhat controversial The Word on Channel 4 when she was just a teenager!

Dani is not an unfamiliar face to the tabloid press, having had some rather high-profile boyfriends, such as Manchester United ace Ryan Giggs and J Brown from the 'boy-band' 5ive.

She has also ventured into film acting, appearing in the British flop Rancid Aluminum and the somewhat better received Goodbye Charlie Bright.

Other TV appearances for Dani include The Big Breakfast, Hotel Babylon, being the ice-skate clad host of the rather dubious ITV show Ice Warriors, and co-hosting a late night Channel 5 show Sex Sells with comic Rowland Rivron.

Dani has gone on to present in USA, and has some minor film roles. She has also perfomed on stage in both the West End and Broadway.


Joe Mace

Joe Mace had been a regular on UK Play/Play UK's music programmes first appearing on The Phone Zone and it's replacement (when the channel flipped it's name) Top of the Pops @ Play.

The latter show's spin off Top of the Pops + Plus, screened on BBC TWO, brought him and his manic personality to a wider audience.

Joe had also been seen on BBC Choice presenting the travel quiz Come Fly With Me, co-hosting the football show 45 Minutes with Lisa Rogers (also an escapee of TOTP @ Play) and had also filled in as presenter on Liquid News.

Dani and Joe both did not have their contacts renewed, and both bowed out of the Saturday Show on 14 September 2002.


Tiny and Mr Duk

In 1992 a Tomorrow's World experiment went wrong, resulting in the genetic mutation of a hamster making him, well, big.

Tiny, that's his name, was befriended by a talent agent who called Mr Duk who just happens to be a Duck!

There was a noticeable vocal similarity between Tiny and that other stalwart of C-BBC Otis the Aardvark mainly due to both being performed by Dave Chapman, who would also go on to perform Cat on Dick and Dom.

Following their departure in 2003, they made a return to CBBC in 2004 with their own show Tiny and Mr Duk's Huge Show.


Sarra Elgin

Before presenting the Extra, Sarra appeared in a wealth of other programmes in Wales. She has also co-presented the main programme when Fearne was away at the Fame Academy.

After graduating from Trinity College, Carmarthen with a first class honours degree in Theatre, Music and Media she went on to appear in the BBC produced Welsh language soap, Pobol Y Cwm which airs on S4C. She has also presented, amongst other programmes,  The Wrap for BBC Choice Wales, Planed Pop for S4C and A Song for Wales, also S4C.

After the Saturday Show came to its 2003 break, she moved over to the CBBC Channel show X-Change where she joined another ex-Saturday morning presenter, Steve Wilson of Live and Kicking.


Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton had had a strong background in Children's Television being one of the presenters of the GMTV Sunday morning Disney based show Diggit. She then went on to present various CITV shows, such as Sticky Fingers, before swapping sides to join CBBC as one of the presentation team at the 2002 relaunch.

She went on to present a number of CBBC shows, such as Eureka TV with Kate Heavenor (ex of Fully Booked, FBI and CBBC) and Smile on Sunday Mornings which broadcasts on BBC TWO (originally on the CBBC Channel)  before being picked to present the revised Saturday Show.

During her stay on the programme, she had a short stay of two days in the Fame Academy as part of Comic Relief 2003 and later found herself as being the sole presenter of the revised TOTP Saturday that followed Dick and Dom. She continued in this role, but was not part of the new Saturday Show team for the relaunch in 2004. TOTP Saturday became TOTP Reloaded, and Fearne was joined by TMi's Sam and Mark.


Simon Grant

Simon Grant was an unknown when he landed the job of Saturday Show co-presenter, but very quickly made his mark on the programme and the world of Children's television.

Following the break of the Saturday Show in 2003, he moved over to the CBBC Channel to join the team of presenters before getting the call to return to the show for its 2004 relaunch.


Angellica Bell and Jake Humphrey

CBBC stalwarts Angellica Bell and Jake Humphrey joined Simon Grant when the show made its return to the air in 2004.

They all presented both the 2004 and 2005 summer seasons of the show, and following the programme's demise they could be seen regularly presenting CBBC.

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