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Welcome to the Squirt guide at TV.com.

Squirt is a cleaverly interactive New Zealand Childrens show, which comes to our screens every saturday, with the latest news, info, game reviews, food tips, and much much more!

For ten years Squirt was the home for a number of presenters, Tom, Matt, Dom and currently, Ryan. Their constant companion was the animated penguin, Spike as well as a number of other 3D characters...well after eleven years the penguin has finally grown up- everyone else remains fairly juvenile!

Spike now has his own room, after all his is a teenager and teenagers need space. Their appearance can also change...Spike's developed into quite a handsome penguin (his words) as well as being even cleverer than before, which he never believed was possible. During a quiet moment he ordered a robot kitset online and constructed his new friend, Bot. Bot is there to do Spike's leg work, a little electronic gofer. His room is 3D rendered and full of posters and food scraps at varying degrees of decay.

In theory, a door leads from Spike's animated room to the main set which is a physical set. Ryan and Jo hang out here, conducting interviews, perform experiments, review music and films have breakfast and generally just chill out.

As well as new features for '06 there will be a continuation of ASF (Astounding Squirt Facts) Gross and Yucky, getting to the nitty-gritty parts of the body but this year they will be joined by Rosa, our thirteen year old roving reporter/reviewer.

New features include Celebrity cereal - Ryan or Jo burst in on an unsuspecting celebrity and check out what they have for breakfast as well as explore other aspects of their lives.

NZ's Best Friends - We go in search of NZ's best friends to see how much they really know about each other. Trust, loyalty and team work are what matter most in a friendship and we aim to find the top buddies.

This year's game reviews will also be different - the presenters actually get into the game. They will be keyed over graphics, being able to appear as though they are walking beside the likes of Tiger Woods or standing on the edge of a Formula 1 track. A 'Wazzup' map will appear each week and we'll find out what's going on around NZ.

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  • About Squirt

    Squirt continues to rock the box in 2005! The Saturday morning show hosted by Ryan Inglis, along with Spike T Penguin, and his Irish offsider Newt, has become an established part of the weekend for most Kiwi kids.

    Squirt features high-tech computer graphics and animation and makes use of 'motion capture' technology to bring Spike, Newt and Pivot to life. This is combined with laid-back, humorous dialogue, zappy and interesting stories from around New Zealand, and the latest cartoons.

    Squirt 2005 will also revisit popular squirty regulars such as Astounding Squiry Facts, News Updates Starwarps and great competitions.

    Ryan Inglis (22) is the 'token human' on the show. After more than a year with Squirt, Ryan is now fully aware of the cheeky and often crazy stunts his animal sidekicks will pull. A degree in Communication Studies often comes in handy for Tyan too, with all the animal banter in the studio!. "Talking to a penguin for a living might seem a bit strange, but I love my job and have loads of fun with the rest of the Squirt team."

    This obvious enjoyment makes its presence felt on the screen. The three main characters in Squirt - the cheeky penguin, the peculiar Irish fish and the fun-loving Ryan - each have their own quirks, foibles and ways of behaving, which the audience has come to know.

    This character-driven humour, plus the high-tech look of the show, and the different styles of animation within it, provide a very appealing Saturday morning 'wake up' package for the audience.