Milkshake! is a television programming block on Channel 5, 5USA and 5*, aimed at children 2 to 7 years old. The strand debuted in 1997 and is broadcast on weekdays from 06:00 to 09:00, from 07:00 to 10:00 on weekends and from 09:00 to 12:00 on 5*. Presentation links for Milkshake! are broadcast live from Channel 5's headquarters in London.

Milkshake! is also available on demand via BT Vision.


[hide]*1 Programming

[edit] Programming

[edit] Current programmes

[edit] Past programmes

[edit] News bulletins

Between 1997 and 2000, the strand featured a news update from ITN's 5 News on weekdays at 08:00.

[edit] Presenters

In-vision continuity presenters have been utilised by Milkshake since the strand began in 1997. The original presenters were Konnie Huq and Lucy Alexander. Huq was replaced by former Nickelodeon presenter Eddie Matthews when she left the strand to join the BBC as a Blue Peter presenter.

The current presenting line up consists of:

  • Kemi Majeks (1999–present)
  • Derek Moran (2007-present)
  • Jennifer Pringle (2006–present)
  • Amy Thompson (2009-present)

[edit] Former presenters

  • Lucy Alexander (1997–2000)
  • Emilia Coxe (2002)
  • Philip Ercolano (2002)
  • Beth Evans (2003-2010)
  • Konnie Huq (1997)
  • Eddie Matthews (1997–2009)
  • Anna Williamson (1997–2005)
  • Andrew McEwan (2006–2007)
  • Dave Payne (2007-2009)
  • Hannah Williams (2000-2009)
  • Naomi Wilkinson (2000-2010)

Relief and freelance presenters have also anchored Milkshake continuity links including Quizmania devisor/producer Chuck Thomas and actress Casey-Lee Jolleys.

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