Brand new Sky Kids Original Silly Pets narrated by Alan Carr on screen this December alongside a line-up of kids Christmas specials

Wednesday 7 December 2022

A never seen before Original series, Silly Pets (5+, 9 December), narrated by presenter and comedian Alan Carr (Gary the Dog) is set to hit Sky Kids screens this December.

This spin-off series of Silly Animals will have children and families alike in stitches as Gary the Dog returns with his animal friends, bringing some of the funniest fails in pet history to screens. 

Showing clips from real-life pets caught on camera, with cats opening doors, dogs barking at their reflections, and silly voices being put behind pets, each episode is jam packed with brilliant furry footage to keep kids entertained with talkable moments throughout.

Alan Carr, said: “Gary is back in the spotlight narrating a whole new line-up of furry friends who manage to put their paws in it. Viewers can get ready to howl with laughter as the series uncovers situations that aren’t as purr-fect as they seem, filled with hilarious treats along the way. Pets doing silly things for the whole family to enjoy, what’s not to love!”

And the fun doesn’t stop there, with the festive season soon to be in full swing Sky Kids has you covered with a snow-stopping line up of Christmas specials. Whether it’s joining in with MC Grammar: Sing Merry Christmas (3+), getting creative as Draw With Will, Christmas (8+) teaches viewers how to draw Father Christmas, or dancing and singing to A Merry KIDZBOP Christmas (5+) with the KIDZBOP gang, there’s something for everyone this holiday season.

If that’s not enough, Sky Kids Original: Christmas Favourites (3+) isa one-hour Christmas compilation of fun for younger viewers with Pip and Posy, The Very Small Creatures, Moonbug songs, Best Makes Ever!, Dreamflight, Labuntina anda whole lot more, all in one show.

Lucy Murphy, Director of Kids Content at Sky said: We know this is an incredibly important time of year for families spending time together. This line-up of Sky Kids shows will entertain all ages, with funny animals and festive favourites full of familiar faces on hand to raise a smile”.

The Sky Kids package houses over 10,000 episodes of kids’ content on demand and a variety of partner channels such as Nick Jr., Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. From February 2023 a brand-new linear channel will launch, available at no extra cost, giving viewers access to a raft of new Sky Original programming and franchise favourites. Existing Sky customers can upgrade to the Sky Kids package for just £6 a month.

Members of streaming service NOW will also be able to enjoy the new channel as part of its £9.99 Entertainment Membership.

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Notes To Editors

  • Silly Pets (20 x 5”) produced byRebel Television, Executive Producers: Aaron Paul and Stuart Garlick.Ian France is the Commissioning Editor at Sky 
  • The show isavailable from 9 December (episodes 9-12) and 13 January (episodes 11-20) and will also air onthe new Sky Kids linear channel launching in February 2023. 
  • MC Grammar: Sing Merry Christmas (1 x 4”)
  • Draw With Will, Christmas (10 x 8”)
  • A Merry KIDZBOP Christmas (1 x 45”) 
  • Sky Kids Original: Christmas Favourites (1 x 55")

About Sky Kids

  • The Sky Kids package is currently home to over 10,000 episodes of award-winning kids’ content on demand and a variety of linear partner channels such as Nick Jr., Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon
  • A new Sky Kids linear channel will be added to the package from February 2023, available at no extra cost for existing Sky Kids customers, offering a raft of new Sky original content and franchise favourites to inspire and entertain kids (age 1-7) 
  • The scheduled programming has been built around blocks of the busy day to help parents juggle their children’s routines
  • All Sky Kids content is available to watch in safe, child-friendly environments. Through the Sky Kids app which offers content on demand,available to all Sky customers with the Sky Kids package, parents can create personalised age profiles for their children, alongside a ‘sleep mode’ to moderate screen time, while they watch content on the go. 
  • The Sky Kids package is available for just £6 a month, for Sky customers with Sky’s signature pack. Members of streaming service NOW can also enjoy Sky Kids with its £9.99 Entertainment Membership.