Former Blue’s Clues host Steve has new message for show’s grown-up fans: ‘I never forgot you — ever’

Blue’s Clues is 1 / 4 of a century previous (that is proper, it began on Sept. 8, 1996), and to mark the event, Steve — the unique host of the present’s first 4 seasons — is again with a message for you. Sure, you!

Steve (who was performed by Steve Burns) departed the beloved Nick Jr. program (a couple of blue pet, named Blue, who leaves clues) in a 2002 episode, “Steve Went to School,” handing off internet hosting duties to his brother, Joe.

On Tuesday, although, OG host Steve returned to talk on to followers who might have felt his authentic sequence departure abrupt. (Observe: He returned for later particular episodes, and a reboot.)

Everett Assortment; Nick Jr./Twitter Steve then, and Steve now

“Hello, you bought a second?” Steve, who returned wearing an up to date inexperienced striped polo, asks within the clip posted to the Nick Jr. Twitter account.

“You keep in mind how after we had been youthful we used to run round and hang around with Blue, and discover clues, and discuss to Mr. Salt, and freak out concerning the mail, and do all of the enjoyable stuff? After which someday, I used to be like, ‘Oh hey, guess what? Massive information… I am leaving,'” Steve recalled, earlier than reminding the all-grown-up followers of the beloved partially animated sequence concerning the time he departed for school, not returning to the franchise for, “like, a extremely very long time.”

“Can we simply speak about that?” Steve asks within the clip.

Whereas he was away, Steve explains he was capable of problem himself, and use his thoughts. Now, that he is older, he is attending to do most of the issues he wished to do all alongside.

And, in typical Blue’s Clues style, Steve acknowledged your journey through the years, too.

“Take a look at all you could have carried out and all you could have completed in all that point,” he says, straight addressing viewers within the fashion he did again on the present. “And it is simply… it is simply so wonderful, proper? I imply, we began out with clues and now it is what? Scholar loans, and jobs, and households, and a few of that has been form of arduous, you realize? I do know you realize.”

Regardless that it has been some time, Steve defined he wished you to know that every one the enable you to gave him alongside the way in which continues to be benefitting him immediately.

“And that is tremendous cool,” he added. “I assume I simply wished to say that in spite of everything these years I by no means forgot you. Ever. And I am tremendous glad we’re nonetheless mates…”

After leaving the present, Burns went on to make music with Flaming Lips producer David Fridmann and drummer Steve Drozd. The trio launched another rock album referred to as Songs for Dustmites within the early oughts. However, he is at all times been near his Nick Jr. Blue’s Clues household.

“I am actually protecting of the present and the brand new man [Donovan Patton],” Burns advised EW again in 2003. “However the good factor is now I get to bust that character out each time I wish to. It is form of like being Clark Kent.”

Final week, three of the Blue’s Clues hosts (together with Steve) reunited in a TikTok for Nickelodeon the place they stated an extended overdue, “Good day.”

Over the summer season, Nickelodeon greenlit a brand new Blue’s Clues film, Blue’s Clues & You!

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