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Deck the halls with Hey Duggee this Christmas

Published on: 29th November 2023

New Christmas single Hey Duggee Deck The Halls is available on Hey Duggee YouTube, BBC iPlayer and all major music streaming platforms from 1st December.

Deck the Halls

BBC Studios Kids & Family has shared the release of Hey Duggee‘s brand-new Christmas track on the 1st December called Hey Duggee Deck The Halls. The song will be available on Hey Duggee YouTube, BBC iPlayer and all major music streaming platforms.

The festive track includes vocals from Hey Duggee narrator Alexander Armstrong, plus the BBC Singers and beatboxing champion Beardyman. Hey Duggee voice artists Sander Jones (who is also the series director for Hey Duggee), Lucy Montgomery, Anelisa Lamona and Adam Longworth, plus Hey Duggee creator Grant Orchard, also feature.

Alexander Armstrong commented: “Christmas is the most musical time of the year and it’s been a privilege and an absolute delight to contribute vocals for Hey Duggee Deck The Halls alongside the utterly brilliant BBC Singers, Beatboxing extraordinaire Beardyman and my wonderful Hey Duggee colleagues. I’m sure this lively track will bring lots of joy and merriment to families up and down the country over the festive season.”

“It’s been a real highlight of 2023 for the BBC Singers to join forces with Hey Duggee for The Choir Badge episode and now for the new festive track Deck The Halls,” the BBC Singers said. “Singing is such an important and joyous activity for everyone, and we’re particularly delighted this message shines through in all the work we have recorded with Duggee, Alexander and all the Squirrels.”

“It’s been a huge honour to be involved; totally surreal and wonderful to be invited to be part of the funniest cartoon on TV,” added Beardyman. “Everybody loves Duggee, and I will cherish the Christmas jumper I wore during the recording session for the rest of my life.”

Since launching in 2014, Hey Duggee has been streamed over half a billion times on BBC iPlayer in the UK and has won seven BAFTAs and two international Emmy awards. Additionally, Hey Duggee was the most streamed CBeebies show on BBC iPlayer in 2022, the third year in a row it topped the list, and has amassed over 2.8b lifetime views on its official YouTube channel.

Hey Duggee is created and produced by Studio AKA with BBC Studios Kids & Family and CBeebies. The series airs exclusively on CBeebies in the UK and all episodes to date are available to stream on BBC iPlayer. Further afield, Hey Duggee broadcasts in over 100 countries.

Watch the Hey Duggee Deck The Halls music video here.

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