The new host of Blue’s Clues, John Dela Cruz, is currently the ‘talk™’ on Twitter. The Filipino-American actor and singer has performed in Broadway in Disney’s Aladdin. Through the years, he gathered numerous fans. However, his decision to accept the role to be the new face of the famous 90’s kids’ show gave his popularity a major boost.
Steve Burns, the original host of Blue’s Clues, played a huge part in the search. Many were surprised when he gave his approval to Dela Cruz. He said, “I had the great honor of being a part of the search for the new host, and I give Josh two thumbs up!”
Last March, Nickelodeon announced Blue’s Clues revival after months of casting for the lead. The reboot is said to have 20 episodes and will bring a ‘refreshed signature look’. With a Filipino-American lead giving life to the story, people started to talk about it on social media. Most fans, who grew up watching the show, drooled at the actor’s posts sporting some rather body-fitting outfits on Instagram.
Dela Cruz’s adoring fans
A lot of fans shared their thoughts on Dela Cruz’ physique as they re-shared some images. Some also expressed their excitement for the reboot.
— Jessica McCartney (@JesslmcJessica) August 26, 2019
Okay can we talk about Josh Dela Cruz’s arms tho cause I did not expect those arm puffs pic.twitter.com/IStKeZ3Yxq
— Browndrea 👩🏽☀️ (@andreauugghh) August 27, 2019
— 🌻smitty werbmenjenson🌻 (@goto_hell95) August 27, 2019
Thoughts on his popularity
In his interview with BuzzFeed, Dela Cruz shared how excited he is for the release of the Blue’s Clues & You. He recalled how he used to watch the show with his younger sister during sleepovers at his aunt’s house.
“I’m super pumped. 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 ’90’s,” Dela Cruz said.
When asked about how the spreading of his photos affected him, he shared how his phone kept blew up with all the news and shared photos of him all throughout the Internet. “From the little bits I’ve gathered, it’s positive. 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.”
Though not used to this kind of attention, Dela Cruz is still grateful for the support people on social media gave him. He is even more grateful to have his main source of love and support by his side, his wife, Amanda Dela Cruz.