Twitter Users Are Talking About the New Host of ‘Blues Clues,’ Joshua Dela Cruz — Here’s Why

It’s only a few months until the premiere of Nickelodeon’s reboot, entitled Blues Clues and You. There, fans will see Blue hanging out with her new best friend, Joshua Dela Cruz. Recently, the actor got the internet talking — and not about his handy dandy notebook. Here’s what Joshua Dela Cruz said about the attention he received from Twitter users.

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Donovan Patton from ‘Blues Clues’ Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Twitter Users found some new clues about the ‘Blues Clues and You’ host, Joshua Dela Cruz

Fans of the original Blues Clues were excited when Nickelodeon announced they would make a rebooted version with a new host, Joshua Dela Cruz. Thanks to some new pictures and a video of Dela Cruz on Broadway, Twitter users discovered something new about the actor — he’s kind of attractive.

“Former Blues Clues kids have grown up and are now thirsting for Josh Dela Cruz on Twitter [and] Instagram stories set on private,” said one Twitter user. “It’s me. I’m former Blues Clues kids.”

“Omg I played this out loud in class on accident and my teacher said ‘this that the Blues Clues and You trailer’ and I said yes and she said ‘stan Josh’ and the whole class stood up and clapped,” said another Twitter user. Joshua Dela Cruz discussed their newfound attention during an interview with Buzzfeed News.

Joshua Dela Cruz responded to the Twitter attention in an interview with Buzzfeed News

It has been a few days since fans shared their love for Dela Cruz on social media. Thanks to Buzzfeed News, fans learned how the Blues Clues & You actor feels about all the attention.

“From the little bits I’ve gathered, it’s positive,” he said in an interview with Buzzfeed News. “It’s definitely flattering. It is a little weird only because you don’t think in your life you’ll ever get this kind of exposure.”

This isn’t the first time Joshua Dela Cruz trended on social media. When news broke that the Filipino-American actor would star in Nickelodeon’s reboot of Blues Clues, Twitter users shared their excitement at the representation in this upcoming series. Dela Cruz also commented on this groundbreaking role during his interview with Buzzfeed News.

“I’m super pumped,” Dela Cruz said. “My relationship with Blue’s Clues is a little bit embarrassing because I was definitely not the target demographic when they released the show in the ’90s.”

“What’s crazier about this time around is when the show first came out there wasn’t any social media, and now we have a second audience because the kids who watched the show growing up have kids now,” the actor continued.

When does ‘Blues Clues and You’ come out?

If you’re a child of the 1990s, you grew up watching Steve and Joe share their imagination, along with their puppy, Blue. The series earned multiple awards, including the Peabody Award in 2002. Now, Blue is back with a new best friend, Josh, in a series entitled Blues Clues and You.

Josh was handpicked by Steve to join the reboot of the original series. Although not much else is known about the upcoming children’s show, the teaser shows Josh hanging out with Magenta, Mr. Salt, Mrs. Pepper, and even getting a call from original hosts of Blues Clues.

Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues & You! premieres in the United States on Nov. 11, 2019.