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Launched 1997
Network Channel 5
Owned by Viacom International Media Networks Europe
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9, 4:3)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters London
YouView Programmes available

Milkshake! is a television programming block on Channel 5, aimed at children two to seven years old. The strand debuted in 1997 and is broadcast on weekdays from 06:00 to 09:15 and weekends from 06:00 to 10:00. The block has a number of presenters, and features a range of children's programming. Some of its current programmes include Peppa Pig, Thomas and Friends, Paw Patrol and more. Shake! aimed at an older audience, use to run at weekends after Milkshake![1][2]

When Five Life launched in 2006, Milkshake! was shown on the channel between 09:00 and 13:00 each day. In April 2011, 5* reduced its broadcast hours and the block was replaced by Teleshopping.


Current programming[edit]

Former programming[edit]

News bulletins[edit]

Between 1997 and 2000, the strand featured a news update from ITN's 5 News on weekdays at 08:00.


In-vision continuity presenters have been utilised by Milkshake! since the strand began in 1997. The original presenters were Lucy Alexander and Konnie Huq. Huq was replaced by former Nickelodeon presenter Eddie Matthews when she left the strand to join the BBC as a Blue Peter presenter.

The current presenting line up consists of:

  • Curtis Angus (2014–present)
  • Olivia Birchenough (2012–present)
  • Kemi Majeks (2001–present)
  • Derek Moran (2007–present)
  • Jen Pringle (2006–present)
  • Amy Thompson (2009–present)

Former presenters[edit]

  • Lucy Alexander (1997-2001)
  • Konnie Huq (1997)
  • Emilia Coxe (2002)
  • Philip Ercolano (2002)
  • Eddie Matthews (1998-2005)
  • Anna Williamson (2002-2005)
  • Naomi Wilkinson (2000-2010)
  • Beth Evans (2004-2010)
  • Andrew McEwan (2006-2007)
  • Dave Payne (2007-2009)
  • Hannah Williams (2006-2009)

Relief and freelance presenters have also anchored Milkshake! continuity links including Quizmania devisor/producer Chuck Thomas, actress Casey-Lee Jolleys and presenter Ellie Harrison


  1. ^ "Five drops Shake! block". Toy News. Retrieved 4 May 2007. 
  2. ^ Five revives Shake! with Disney Broadcast. 24 September 2009.

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