Hacker T. Dog

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Hacker T. Dog
CBBC character
Hacker on CBBC.
First appearance Scoop (2009)
Portrayed by Phil Fletcher (2009—)
Andy Heath (2009)
Voiced by Phil Fletcher
Species Dog
Gender Male
Occupation Presenter
Family Dodge T. Dog (half-brother)
Mrs T. Dog (mother)
Nationality British
Breed Terrier
Birth place Wigan

Hacker T. Dog, otherwise known as Hacker (born 27 October, age 6) is one of the presenters of British children's television service CBBC.[1] He is a puppet dog from Wigan.[2] and is the half brother of Dodge T. Dog. Alongside fellow presenter Cel Spellman and Australian TV presenter Amberley Lobo, he commentated on the Russia v Belgium match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup for the BBC.

Hacker and his brother Dodge started on weekends in May 2009, and did weekdays from July 2009.[3] Both puppets are modelled on the Border Terrier breed of dogs. Hacker is normally portrayed as being in the CBBC Office with his best friend Iain Stirling. When Stirling left in 2013 he presented with Chris Johnson. His fame and popularity resulted in his getting a television show on CBBC called Hacker Time.

Hacker also stars in Scoop alongside Shaun Williamson with Iain Stirling as Digby Digworth and newspaper boy respectively. More recently, Hacker appeared as the title character in Tracy Barker Returns, a special series broadcast before Tracy Beaker shows. It starred Hacker as Tracy Barker, a checkout girl. It parodies the Tracy Beaker series, and has a theme tune similar to that of EastEnders.[4] Hacker has made a few guest appearances on CBeebies mainly during the Christmas period. He usually presents in the CBBC office on weekday afternoons.[5]

Hacker left the CBBC Office on 19 April 2014 (it is unknown whether he left to film Hacker Time series 4 or not). During this time, numerous guest presenters filled in for him during his usual weekday afternoon slot. These presenters included Shannon Flynn and Dodge T. Dog. Hacker returned on 24 May 2014 (temporarily) and 18 June 2014 (permanently).[6]

Personal life[edit]

Hacker is very fond of TV presenter Sue Barker and mentions her often in the CBBC HQ.[7][8] In 2009 Hacker was the mascot for the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship.[9][10][11][12]



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  2. ^ "Wigan News :: wiganworld". 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "CBBC - CBBC Stars". BBC. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  4. ^ "BBC - CBBC - Hacker Time". 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Website
  6. ^ Website
  7. ^ "BBC Sport - Hacker's The Dog's Wimbledon quest". London: BBC. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "BBC SPORT | Tennis | On the hunt for Sue Barker". BBC News. London: BBC. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Wimbledon japes from CBBC's Hacker the dog - Liverpool Daily Post". 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "BBC Sport - Tennis - Hacker & Dodge come to Wimbledon". London: BBC. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "BBC Sport - Tennis - Wimbledon day 11 as it happened". BBC News. London: BBC. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Today at Wimbledon - Dave Cheeseman | Cameraman & Picture Editor". davecheeseman.com. 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012. 
  13. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07hsf0c/credits