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    Steve Burns, the original host of “Blue’s Clues,” recognizes that his departure from the iconic show was a traumatic experience for a generation of children.

    In a new video posted on the Nick Jr. Twitter feed celebrating 25 years of “Blue Clues,” he talks about leaving the show and everything that has happened since.

    Burns created the role in 1996 and, as he explains in the video above, handed over hosting duties to Donovan Patton’s character “Joe” in 2002. Patton held the position until the show was cancelled in 2006.

    Josh Dela Cruz hosted a reboot of the show in 2019 called “Blue’s Clues & You!”

    Burns wrote and directed some of the new series’ episodes, and he and Patton both appeared in the premiere.
    Nick Jr. gathered the three hosts for a series of videos honoring the show: