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Friday Download
Starring
Original language(s)English
No. of series7
No. of episodes168 (as of 2014)
Production
Location(s)BBC Television Centre (2011–13)
BBC Elstree Centre (2013)
The London Studios (2014–present)
Production company(s)Saltbeef Productions
Broadcast
Original channelCBBC Channel
Original run6 May 2011 (2011-05-06) – present
External links
Website
 
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Friday Download
Starring
Original language(s)English
No. of series7
No. of episodes168 (as of 2014)
Production
Location(s)BBC Television Centre (2011–13)
BBC Elstree Centre (2013)
The London Studios (2014–present)
Production company(s)Saltbeef Productions
Broadcast
Original channelCBBC Channel
Original run6 May 2011 (2011-05-06) – present
External links
Website

Friday Download is a BAFTA award-winning British children's entertainment television programme, produced by Saltbeef Productions and airs on the CBBC Channel. It premiered on 6 May 2011 and has since been produced for eight series. The current presenting team consists of Ceallach Spellman,George Sear, Richard Wisker and Shannon Flynn and several guest presenters.

Format[edit]

Friday Download is the instant download for the week ahead, featuring all the information you need to know in the world of dance, style, music, gaming, gadgets, film, TV and many others. Each hour-long episode consists of several segments, called 'downloads', most of which are fronted by a different presenter.

History[edit]

Series 1[edit]

Friday Download was first aired on 6 May 2011, and uses different segments which are presented as "downloads". The original series featured "downloads" of Music, Dance, Sing, Games, Style, TV & Movie, Weekend, Hot or Not and Tyger Versus.

Typical solo presenters for each download were:

Dionne Bromfiled - Music and Sing.
Aidan Davies - Dance
Tyger Drew-Honey - Tyger Versus and Games.
Georgia Lock - Style.
Ceallach Spellman - TV & Movie.
Richard Whisker - Weekend.

All available presenters partook in the Hot or Not download and were supporters during Tyger Versus. Most presenters partook in the Sing download, and Dani Harmer guest appeared in the Style download.

Series 2 & 3[edit]

The second series started in January 2012 and during its run achieved average ratings of 400k.

For the third series, Dani Harmer was no longer on the production in the Style download. The Weekend download introduced guest presenters Kieran Allyene and Talia Francis, with occasional appearances from Shannon Flynn and Daniel Pearson. The final episode of this series was filmed in the Blue Peter garden at Television Centre.

Series 4[edit]

After a long summer break, Friday Download returned with only a seven week run for its fourth series. Drew-Honey was absent for a couple of weeks due to other commitments, with Daniel Pearson taking his place and Tyger Versus. being renamed as 'Danny Versus.' The year ended with a special 2012 Download, where the presenters reminisced over the past year in a log cabin setup.

Series 5 & 6[edit]

Friday Download was recommissioned by CBBC for 2013, this time featuring a new logo, graphics, and a production location (Elstree Studios). With regards to the presenting line-up, Tyger Drew-Honey and Georgia Lock left the production, to be replaced by former guest presenters Shannon Flynn and Daniel Pearson.

The departure of Drew-Honey required the Tyger Versus download to be withdrawn, to be replaced with the Face-Off download. The format of this remained essentially the same as the previous download.

Pearson would only last one series; he was replaced with George Sear for series 6. Sear was initially a guest presenter performing magic tricks.

Series 7-present[edit]

The seventh series launched in May 2014, having moved production to The London Studios. Aidan Davis was no longer on the programme, as he left to pursue his music career.[1] His leaving the programme ended the Dance download segment, and introduced various guest presenters to take his place throughout the series.

The 8th series of Friday Download will air in the autumn for 8 episodes. Akai Osei will be joining the team along with Anais Gallagher[2]

Movie[edit]

In September 2014, it was confirmed that there will be a movie & will start filming at the end of September. It will mark the return of Tyger Drew-Honey.

Presenters[edit]

Colour key:
      Main Presenter       Stand-in Presenter (in studio)       Guest Presenter(in downloads)       Not in this series

Current Presenters[edit]

PresenterSeries 1Series 2Series 3Series 4Series 5Series 6Series 7Series 8Movie
Akai Osei
Anais Gallagher
Bobby Lockwood
Ceallach Spellman
Dionne Bromfield
George Sear
Harvey Cantwell
Julie Rogers
Molly Rainford
Richard Wisker
Shannon Flynn
Tyger Drew-Honey

Former Presenters[edit]

PresenterSeries 1Series 2Series 3Series 4Series 5Series 6
Aidan Davis
Daniel Pearson
Dani Harmer
Georgia Lock
Kieran Alleyne
Saffron Coomber
Talia Francis

Weekly Presenters[edit]

After Aidan's departure in Series 6, guest presenters weekly replaced the former presenters.

      Main Presenter       Stand-in/Guest Presenter (in studio)       Guest Appearnce       To be Confirmed       Not in this series

Series 7[edit]

PresenterEpisode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7Episode 8
Dionne Bromfield
Shannon Flynn
George Sear
Ceallach Spellman
Richard Wisker
Anais Gallagher
Harvey Cantwell
The Vamps
Tinchy Stryder
Austin Mahone

Series 8[edit]

PresenterEpisode 1Episode 2Episode 3Episode 4Episode 5Episode 6Episode 7Episode 8
Shannon Flynn
George Sear
Ceallach Spellman
Richard Wisker
Anais Gallagher
Akai Osei
Molly Rainford
Harvey Cantwell
Jordan Brown
Dionne Bromfield
Kedar Williams-Sterling
Bars & Melody

Episode list[edit]

Series 1 (2011)[edit]

Episode #Title/CelebrityAir Date
1"Chipmunk (Pilot)"6 May 2011
Chipmunk is in the studio performing his single, 'In The Air'.
2"Yasmin"13 May 2011
Yasmin performs her single, 'Finish Line'.
3"Alexis Jordan"20 May 2011
Alexis Jordan performs her single, 'Hush Hush'.
4"Wonderland"27 May 2011
Wonderland perform their single, 'Starlight'.
5"Katy B"3 June 2011
Katy B performs her single, 'Easy Please Me'.
6"SoundGirl"10 June 2011

SoundGirl perform their single, 'Don't Know Why'.

Note: Georgia is absent for this episode.
7"Tinchy Stryder and Dappy"17 June 2011
Tinchy Stryder and Dappy perform their single, 'Spaceship'.
8"The Saturdays"24 June 2011
The Saturdays perform their single, 'Notorious'.
9"Rizzle Kicks"1 July 2011
Rizzle Kicks are in the studio to perform their single, 'Down With the Trumpets', as well as to take part in a rapping challenge in Weekend Download.
10"Nicola Roberts"8 July 2011
Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts performs her début solo single, 'Beat of My Drum'.
11"The Wanted"15 July 2011

The Wanted are special guests and perform their single, 'Glad You Came', whilst Aidan teaches us the dance move that got him through to Britain's Got Talent 2009 in Dance Download.

Note: Georgia is absent in the studio for this and the remaining episodes in the first series due to filming the second series of CBBC sitcom, Sadie J.
12"Encore"22 July 2011
Encore are in the studio to perform their single, 'Tit for Tat'.
13"Jason Derulo; Wretch 32"29 July 2011
Jason Derulo joins Aidan in Dance Download, as well as take part in Hot Or Not. He also takes a look at the viewers' tribute to his hit single Ridin' Solo in Music Tribute Download. Wretch 32 and Josh Kumra are also in the studio to perform their single, 'Don't Go'.

Christmas Download (2011)[edit]

Episode #Episode # in seriesTitle/CelebrityAir Date
141"Christmas Download"16 December 2011
The Wanted are in the studio to join in with the festive fun, and many celebrities have a pre-recorded Christmas message for you.[3]

Series 2 (2012)[edit]

Episode #Episode # in seriesTitle/CelebrityAir Date
151"Rizzle Kicks; The Wanted"6 January 2012
Aidan Davis demonstrates Rizzle Kicks' latest dance move in Dance Download and Rizzle Kicks will sing their single Mama Do The Hump. The Wanted sing Warzone.[4]
162"Nicola Roberts"13 January 2012
Nicola Roberts joins the team in the studio and performs her new single Yo Yo.[5]
173"Cover Drive; Rizzle Kicks"20 January 2012
Aidan dances to One Direction's hit single, 'What Makes You Beautiful'. Rizzle Kicks delivers a superstar rapping masterclass. Cover Drive are also in the studio to perform their single 'Twilight'.[6]
184"Pixie Lott"27 January 2012
Pixie Lott is in the studio to sing her hit single Kiss the Stars, and to watch the viewers' tribute of her début single, Mama Do, in Music Tribute Download. There's a sing along to One Direction's What Makes you Beautiful.[7]
195"Roll Deep, One Direction, Jedward and Tinchy Stryder"3 February 2012
Jedward make an appearance in TV Download. Aidan and Ceallach pay One Direction a visit. Roll Deep perform Picture Perfect.[8]
206"Encore, Big Time Rush, JLS, One Direction, Saffron Coomber, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy"10 February 2012

Encore perform "Fun Last Night", as well as Big Time Rush, who perform Music Sounds Better With U. JLS watch the viewers' versions of their hit single, Beat Again, in Music Tribute Download.[9]

Note: Dionne is absent in the studio due to other commitments, but she still featured in Music Download, which was filmed off set, and starred in the Style Download.
217"Cher Lloyd"17 February 2012

Cher Lloyd performs her brilliant new single Want U Back. Tyger shows you how to create your own animations in Games Download and Richard gives unicycling a go in Weekend Download.[10]

Note: Dionne is once again absent in the studio due to other work, but she still appears in Music Download, as filmed off set. She also appears in a special download which was filmed at her 16th birthday party.
228"Maverick Sabre and Cover Drive"24 February 2012

Cover Drive's Amanda learns Aidan's latest move in Dance Download then joins band-mate T-Ray in Hot or Not. Rich and Cel have a Jedward Music Tribute Download.. Maverick Sabre is in the studio to perform his latest track.[11]

Note: Dionne is once again absent in the studio due to other commitments. But she still appears in the Music Download, as filmed off set.
239"Tinchy Stryder, Pixie Lott, JLS, Dani Harmer"2 March 2012
Dani Harmer joins Tyger in the studio for a Dance Download master-class from Aidan, ahead of their appearance on Let's Dance for Sport Relief. It's a performance from Tinchy Stryder and Pixie Lott of their new single, Bright Lights.[12]
2410"Mindless Behavior, Cover Drive and Saffron Coomber"9 March 2012
over Drive give an exclusive backstage performance of their number 1 hit, Twilight. Mindless Behavior stop by for a Dance Download with Aidan and perform their single Mrs. Right in Dionne's Music Download.[13]
2511"Labrinth, Chiddy Bang, Dani Harmer and Saffron Coomber"16 March 2012
Ceallach chats to Dani Harmer in TV Download. Labrinth performs his new single, Last Time, and Chiddy Bang pop by to join Dionne for Music Download.[14]
2612"Olly Murs, Victoria Justice, Conor Maynard and Rizzle Kicks"30 March 2012
Olly Murs joins the Friday Download gang for a fun packed final episode of the series. Richard and Cel catch up with Rizzle Kicks in Weekend Download, and go head-to-head in a rap battle.

Series 3 (2012)[edit]

Episode #Episode # in seriesTitle/CelebrityAir Date
271"Carly Rae Jepsen, George Sampson and the cast of Marvel Avengers Assemble"27 April 2012
New pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen joins the team and performs her number 1 single, Call Me Maybe.[15]
282"Rita Ora, Far East Movement and Mindless Behavior"4 May 2012
Dionne is joined by Far East Movement in Music Download, and the 'Hot Right Now' Rita Ora performs her new single, R.I.P.[16]
293"Tulisa"11 May 2012
Tulisa is in the studio to join in the fun and performs her latest track, Young.[17]
304"Professor Green"18 May 2012
Tyger has a new card trick to master in Just for Laughs. It's a Connor Maynard Music Tribute, and some surprise guests pop in to check out the latest tracks with Dionne in Music Download. Professor Green is taking to the stage for a special Friday Download performance of his latest track.[18]
315"Alexandra Burke, Bella Thorne and Zendaya"25 May 2012
Alexandra Burke takes to the stage to perform her new track, Let it Go. Viewers' Music Tribute versions of Labrinth's video for Last Time. Bella Thorne and Zendaya also make an appearance in TV Download, talking about Shake It Up.[19]
326"Lawson, Steve Backshall, Kristen Stewart, and the cast of Snow White & the Huntsman"1 June 2012
Deadly 60 star Steve Backshall joins Hot or Not. New band Lawson perform their brilliant track, When She Was Mine. It's Olly Murs' Oh My Goodness in the Sing Download.[20]
337"Marcus Collins"8 June 2012
Tracy Beaker Returns star Daniel Pearson heads out on a Weekend Download to take driving lessons from UK karting champion Ronan McKenzie. Plus, Marcus Collins performs his new single, Mercy.[21]
348"Cover Drive, Stooshe, Justin Bieber and The Muppets"15 June 2012
Dionne heads out to meet the one and only Justin Bieber in Music Download, the Muppets make an appearance in Movie Download and Cover Drive perform their recent hit track, Sparks.[22]
359"Josh Osho, Diversity's Jordan Banjo and Perri Luc Kiely"22 June 2012
Josh Osho joins the gang to perform his hit single Redemption Days. Aidan is joined by Diversity's Jordan and Perri in Dance Download, and Daniel Pearson heads out on a kite-themed Weekend Download. Georgia also has some picnic tips for you in Style Download, and we have your 'Hot Right Now' music tributes.
3610"Adam Lambert and Misha B"29 June 2012
Misha B joins the gang in the studio, trying Aidan's latest routine in Dance Download, answering your questions in Star Download, and talking music with Dionne in Music Download. Adam Lambert performs his latest track, Never Close our Eyes. it's a 'Call me Maybe' Music Tribute, and we end the show with Cheryl's 'Call my Name' for Sing Download.[23]
3711"Conor Maynard, Katy Perry, Jordan Banjo and Perri Luc Kiely"6 July 2012

Conor Maynard joins the gang this week to perform his brand new single Vegas Girl. Also, Ceallach meets the one and only Katy Perry in Movie Download to chat about her new film Part of Me.

Note: Georgia is absent for this episode for her school play and therefore is replaced by Talia Francis.
3812"Little Mix"13 July 2012

Little Mix try out Aidan's latest move/routine in Dance Download, answer your questions in Star Download, and perform their latest single 'Wings' in Music Download.[24]

Note: Georgia Lock is once again absent for this episode for her school play and therefore is replaced by Talia Francis.
3913"Summer Download"20 July 2012
The team head outdoors and take a look back at the best bits from the past twelve shows. They are joined by the Style and Weekend Download guest presenters Kieran, Danny, Shannon and Talia.[25]

Series 4 (2012-2013)[edit]

No. in showNo. in seriesTitle/CelebrityAirdate
401"Lawson"23 November 2012 (2012-11-23)

Cel checks out the final Twilight film, and we show the audience's homemade versions of Taylor Swift's We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. Also, Lawson perform their hit single, Standing In The Dark. Wolfblood's Aimee and Bobby were also in the studio.[26]

Note: Tyger is absent for this episode due to filming and is replaced by Daniel Pearson.
412"One Direction"30 November 2012 (2012-11-30)

Aidan has his latest moves in Dance Download, Cel fills you in on what to watch in TV and Movie Download and in a very special Music Download, Dionne meets One Direction.

Note: Tyger is absent for this episode and is replaced by Daniel Pearson.[27]
423"Diversity's Ashley Banjo, Perri Luc Kiely, Jordan Banjo and One Direction"7 December 2012 (2012-12-07)
Richard picks up ping pong tips in Weekend Download and Georgia solves a fashion dilemma in Style Download. Diversity boys Ashley, Perri and Jordan join the team in the studio and One Direction take on the Star Download challenge.[28]
434"JLS"14 December 2012 (2012-12-14)
Aidan has a new move for us in Dance Download, Georgia gets ready for Christmas with some new games in Style Download, and Dionne delivers her pick of the latest tracks in Music Download, with a performance live in the studio from JLS of their new single, Give Me Life.[29]
445"Christmas Download (with Olly Murs)"21 December 2012 (2012-12-21)
A Christmas themed edition of Friday Download, featuring Olly Murs performing his hit single 'Troublemaker', and the leading stars of new CBBC drama series Wizards Vs Aliens. Dionne gets the audience in the festive mood by singing two classic Christmas songs. Ceallach meets the stars of the The Hobbit in Movie Download, Georgia gets ready for Christmas with some new games in Style Download, and Tyger takes a look at the must have games and gadgets in Games Download.
456"2012 Download"31 December 2012 (2012-12-31)
The Friday Download team look back at some of their highlights on the show during 2012.
467"2013 Preview (with Taio Cruz and Khalil Madovi)"4 January 2013 (2013-01-04)
Taio Cruz joins the team and performs his latest single, Fast Car.

Series 5 (2013)[edit]

The fifth series saw the departure of Tyger Drew-Honey and Georgia Lock, with former guest presenters Shannon Flynn and Daniel Pearson replacing them.

No. in showNo. in seriesTitle/CelebrityAirdate
471"A*M*E, Ruff Diamond and Loveable Rogues"26 April 2013 (2013-04-26)
A*M*E and Duke Dermot's perform Need U (100%), Ruff Diamond was with Aidan in Dance Downloads and Loveable Rogues and Dionne do Sing Download to Olly Murs' Troublemaker.[30]
482"Wretch 32 and Akai Osei"3 May 2013 (2013-05-03)
Akai Osei talks about his film, All Stars and also joins Aidan on the stage for Dance Download to Disclosure's White Noise. Danny's been brushboarding in Weekend Download and Wretch 32 is in the studio to perform Blackout with Shakka.[31]
493"Little Mix"10 May 2013 (2013-05-10)
Litte Mix perform How Ya Doin'. Cel meets the cast of Star Trek: Into Darkness in Movie Download. In Dance Download, Aidan tackles Michael Jackson's Speed Demon.
504"Tich, Jameela Jamil and Jennifer Pinches"17 May 2013 (2013-05-17)
Radio 1's Jameela Jamil joins Dionne for Music Download and Hot or Not. Tich performs her debut single Dumb. Aidan teaches us a move from will.i.am and Justin Bieber's #That Power.
515"Nina Nesbitt, Antix and Selena Gomez"24 May 2013 (2013-05-24)
Dionne meets Selena Gomez. Antix join Aidan for Skrillex's Breaking A Sweat in Dance Download. Nina Nesbitt performs her latest single Stay Out.
526"Stooshe"31 May 2013 (2013-05-31)
Stooshe perform Slip. Cel meets Will Smith in Movie Download. Aidan teaches a routine to Justin Timberlake's Suit & Tie. In Tribute Download, the viewers cover The Saturday's What About Us. Cel teaches us how to make a bow-tie in Style Download. In Sing Download, there's a special performance of DJ Fresh's The Feeling
537"Union J, Olly Murs and Gabz"7 June 2013 (2013-06-07)
Union J perform their debut single Carry You. Dionne meets Olly Murs. BGT finalist Gabz joins Shannon and Aidan in TV Download.
548"Charlie Brown, Fuse ODG and Olly Murs"14 June 2013 (2013-06-14)
Charlie Brown has his hit single On My Way. Fuse ODG performs Antenna. Aidan teaches a new move to Disclosure's You & Me. Olly Murs takes part in Shout Out Download. Cel meets the cast of Superman: Man Of Steel in Movie Download.
559"A*M*E, IMD Legion and George Sear"21 June 2013 (2013-06-21)
Got To Dance finalists IMD open the show. Aidan is joined by Richard and George in Dance Download to teach a new move to Fuse ODG's Antenna. A*M*E performs Heartless in Music Download.[32]
5610"Summer Download"28 June 2013 (2013-06-28)
Jason Derulo is performing The Other Side. Aidan teaches a move to Bruno Mars' Treasure Dionne performs Treat Me Right and Cel meets Miranda Cosgrove to talk about Despicable Me 2.[33]

Series 6 (2013)[edit]

The sixth series began on Friday 20 September 2013 and was the first series to feature George Sear as a full-time presenter, replacing former presenter Danny Pearson.

No. in showNo. in seriesTitle/CelebrityAirdate
571"The Vamps, Jessie J & Bobby Lockwood"20 September 2013 (2013-09-20)
Aidan meets Jessie J to talk party planning and discuss her upcoming music. in Dance Download, Aidan is joined by Cellach and Wolfblood's Bobby Lockwood for a move to Jessie J's Excuse My Rude. The Vamps perform their debut single Can We Dance?.
582"Conor Maynard, Jessie J & Lawson"27 September 2013 (2013-09-27)
Dionne and Conor Maynard take to the stage who perform his hit single Can't Say No. Richard and Shannon join Aidan in Dance Download to learn a move to Ray Foxx's Boom Boom. Lawson perform their single Juliet.
593"Eliza Doolittle, Dan Howell & Phil Lester"4 October 2013 (2013-10-04)
George shows us how to get hair like Zayn Malick from One Direction in Style Download. Aidan & Richard are joined by Dan & Phil in Dance Download to learn a routine to DJ Fresh vs Diplo's Earthquake. Conor Maynard, The Vamps, Dionne, Bobby Lockwood, Lawson, Dan & Phil and Eliza Doolittle take part in ChatCam Download. Eliza Doolittle performs her brand new single Let It Rain.
604"Rory O'Shea & Conor Maynard"11 October 2013 (2013-10-11)
Rory O'Shea (from Got To Dance) joins Aidan and George in Dance Download to teach a popping routine to Scream- Rollercoaster. Conor Maynard joins Dionne in Backstage Download to talk about fans. Some of the special guests take part in Chat Cam Download. Conor Maynard performs R U Crazy.
615"The Cast of Ender's Game, Luminites, Ariana Grande & Jennette McCurdy"18 October 2013 (2013-10-18)
Cel meets the cast of Enders Game George shows the viewers how to decorate their mobile phone case in Style Download. Aidan is joined by Cel and Shannon to teach a isolation routine to Stylo G- Badd in Dance Download. Luminites perform Do Something in Music Download.
626"The Cast Of Thor: The Dark World and Union J"25 October 2013 (2013-10-25)
The team are joined by Union J. Aidan is joined by Richard and Cel for Dance Download to Michael Jackson's Thriller. Cel meets the cast of Thor: The Dark World in Movie Download. Union J perform their single Beautiful Life.
637"Diversity, Nick Grimshaw and James Arthur"1 November 2013 (2013-11-01)

Grimmy joins the team for a special Teen Awards Download. Aidan is joined by Diversity in Dance Download. James Arthur performs his new single 'You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You'. Perri and Jordan from Diversity join the team for Hot or Not. Shannon shows off her scarf tying tips in Style Download.

Note: Ashley Banjo was not able to join Diversity in the studio due to other commitments
648"Little Mix"8 November 2013 (2013-11-08)
In a special 'Teen Award' Download, the presenters take us behind the scenes at Wembley Arena and talk to Conor Maynard, Tinie Tempah, Icona Pop, James Arthur, Little Mix, Rizzle Kicks, Greg James, The Vamps, Ruff Diamonds, Gemma Cairney and show some exclusive clips. Little Mix perform their new single Move.
659"Pudsey Bear and Rizzle Kicks"15 November 2013 (2013-11-15)
Special guest Pudsey Bear who performs a special dance routine. Cel and George visit one of the projects that Children In Need supports and perform the Magic Sleeve trick in a Children In Need On The Road Special. Pudsey joins Aidan, Cel and Dionne in Dance Download. Rizzle Kicks perform 'Skip To The Good Bit'.
6610"Antics, The Cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Sway, KSI and Tigger Da Author"22 November 2013 (2013-11-22)
Cel meets the cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Movie Download. Aidan is joined by Antics in Dance Download. In Weekend Download and Richard visits Luminites at a recording studio in South London for a beatboxing masterclass. Sway performs his new single No Sleep with KSI and Tigger Da Author.
6711"McFly and Elyar Fox"29 November 2013 (2013-11-29)
Eylar Fox opens the show with the first ever live television performance of his debut single 'Do It All Over Again'. Aidan is joined by Dionne and Shannon in Dance Download. George joins McFly for Shoutout Download. McFly have their new single 'Love Is On The Radio'
6812"The Vamps and Jack Carroll"6 December 2013 (2013-12-06)
The Vamps have an exclusive backstage look at their new video for Wild Heart. Aidan is joined by Cel and George in Dance Download.
6913"Union J, Neon Jungle and Harry Hill"13 December 2013 (2013-12-13)
Harry Hill introduces the presenters and Union J perform 'Loving You Is Easy'. Neon Jungle join Aidan for Dance Download to teach a routine to their new single 'Braveheart'.
7014"Little Mix and Bobby Lockwood"20 December 2013 (2013-12-20)
The Secret Santa is revealed as Bobby Lockwood. Aidan is joined by George, Dionne, Shannon, Richard and Cel to learn a routine to 'Rocking Robin'. Tinie Tempah and Labrinth send out a Christmas Message. Shannon has some Christmas Jumper tips in Christmas Style Download. Little Mix perform 'Little Mix' in Music Download.

Series 7 (2014)[edit]

The seventh series began on 16 May 2014 and is now being produced at The London Studios. Davis has departed from the show, heralding the end of Dance Download. Richard Wisker remains on the presenting team. Guest presenters this series include The Vamps, Harvey, Anais Gallagher, Tinchy Stryder and Austin Mahone

No. in
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series
TitleOriginal airdate
171"The Vamps, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Harvey and Anais Gallagher"16 May 2014
The Vamps open the show and later perform two other numbers. The viewers pay tribute to Little Mix's 'Word Up' in Tribute Download. George is in the kitchen teaching us how to make Gingerbread Men in brand new Bake Up Download.
272"Harvey, Anais Gallagher, Nick Grimshaw, Elle Fanning and Foxes"23 May 2014
Shannon is joined by Dionne for TV, Movie and Radio Download where they talk about the Radio 1 Big Weekend, including a chat with Nick Grimshaw. Foxes performs her new single Holding Onto Heaven. The viewers pay tribute to Rita Ora's new single 'I Will Never Let You Down' in Tribute Download.
373"Anais Gallagher, Sheppherd, Bars & Melody, the cast of The Next Step, Katy B, John Newman, Rita Ora, Example, Tinie Tempah, The Vamps, Ed Sheeran, Clean Bandit, Trevor Tjordman, Brittany Raymond, Lamar Johnson and Ella Henderson"6 June 2014
One Direction answer viewer questions in Big Weekend Download. The viewers pay tribute to The Vamps' hit single 'Wild Night' in Tribute Download. Shannon chats to BGT finalists Bars & Melody in a special TV Download. Shannon meets James, Riley and West of hit CBBC show The Next Step in a special Next Step Download. Ella Henderson performs her debut single 'Ghost'.
474"Tinchy Stryder, Bacu, Kinetika Bloco, Chris Draper, Harvey, Little Mix, Ella Henderson and Bars & Melody"13 June 2014
A World Cup special edition. Samba drummers Kinetika Bloco and football freestyler Chris Draper open the show with the official World Cup 2014 song. Tinchy Stryder performs. The viewers pay tribute to Anna Kendrick's Cups (When I'm Gone) in Tribute Download.
575"Harvey, Ella Eyre, Demi Lovato, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Anais Gallagher, Ansel Elgort, Bars & Melody and Ella Henderson"20 June 2014
Ella Eyre opens the show with her new single If I Go. Dionne chats to Demi Lovato in a special Demi Download. 5 Seconds Of Summer perform Don't Stop. Harvey, Richard and the viewers pay tribute to Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake's hit single Love Never Felt So Good in Tribute Download.
676"Anais Gallagher, Neon Jungle, Demi Lovato, Julie Rogers, Leona Lewis, Hannah Arterton, Ella Eyre, 5 Seconds Of Summer & The Vamps"27 June 2014
Neon Jungle open the show with Louder. The Vamps perform Somebody To You. Viewers pay tribute to One Direction's hit single You and I in Tribute Download.
777"Austin Mahone, The Vamps, Foxes, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Anais Gallagher, Julie Rogers & Alexa Goddard"4 July 2014
Guest presenter Austin Mahone opens the show with an exclusive performance of Mmm Yeah and later joins the team for Upload Download. The Vamps show a behind-the-scene video on the set of 'Somebody To You' in The Vamps Download. Viewers pay tribute to Little Mix's latest single 'Salute' in Tribute Download.
878"Anais Gallagher, Harvey, Bars and Melody, Louisa Connolly-Burnham, Gabrielle Green, Shorelle Hepkin, Rachel Teate, Leona Kate Vaughn and Bobby Lockwood, Nicole Scherzinger, The Vamps, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Austin Mahone, Cate Blanchett & Pixie Lott"11 July 2014
Anais and Harvey guest present and feature in Upload Download. The team open with a dance routine to Jessie J's It's My Party. The Vamps send a summer message. The cast of Wolfblood take us behind the scenes of series 3 in Wolfblood Download. Bars & Melody take part in Star Download and later perform their debut single Hopeful. Viewers to pay tribute to Pharrell's Happy in Tribute Download.

Series 8 (2014)[edit]

Series 8 returned on Saturday 4th October on CBBC and will include 8 episodes. Due to Dionne's departure, guest presenters will be replacing her with another as a 6th presenter. The main presenting team is Shannon Flynn, George Sear, Ceallach Spellman and Richard Wisker. Dionne departing replaces her with guest presenters who will present music download and sing download. Dionne will make an appearance in the series including the Radio 1 Teen Awards. Guest presenters this season include Molly Rainford,Anais Gallagher, Akai Osei,Harvey Cantwell,Jordan Brown,Julie Rogers, Kedar Williams-Sterling and Bars & Melody. Akai Osei joining the team includes the reappearance of Dance Download. Richard Wisker also misses a few episodes due to unknown reasons.

Episode #Episode # in seriesTitle/CelebrityAir Date
791"Anais Gallagher, Akai Osei, Molly Rainford,Julie Rogers & Pixie Lott"4 October 2014
The team welcome Akai and Molly to the team in Upload Download. Shannon has a sneak peek at One Direction's new film 'Where We Are' Concert Film in Movie Download. George and Shannon have a screaming contest and his cast mate reveal some secrets about him. Pixie Lott performs 'Break Up Song'. Viewers pay tribute to 5 Seconds Of Summer's hit track 'Don't Stop' in Tribute Download.
802"Anais Gallagher, Akai Osei, Bars & Melody, Alexa Goddard & Ella Henderson"11 October 2014
Akai and Bars & Melody join the team as guest presenters. Alexa Goddard opens the show with a performance of her new single 'So There'. Ella Henderson performs 'Glow'. Akai and Shannon join Cel for Games Download. The viewers cover Union J's 'Tonight (We Live Forever) in Tribute Download.
813"Anais Gallagher,Molly Rainford, Kedar Williams-Sterling, Jordan Brown, Nick Grimshaw & The Vamps"18 October 2014
Nick Grimshaw joins the team ahead Radio 1's Teen Awards. The presenters help with homework worries in What's Up Download, Cel and Molly check out the latest music picks with Grimmy in Music Download and Anais is back on the road with another top tip in Style Download and the Vamps are here to perform.
824"Dionne Bromfield, Arianda Grande, Ella Henderson, The Vamps, Rixton, Labrinth & Little Mix"25 October 2014
Join Dionne Bromfield, Ceallach Spellman, Richard Wisker, Shannon Flynn and George Sear for a special Friday Download filmed backstage at Radio 1's Teen Awards. They hang out with Ariana Grande, Ella Henderson, The Vamps, Rixton, Labrinth, Little Mix and more and award the winner of their own FD Best British Breakthrough Award live on the Wembley stage.
835"Anais Gallagher, Molly Rainford & Ariana Grande"1 November 2014
Ariana Grande joins Richard Wisker, Ceallach Spellman, Shannon Flynn, George Sear, Molly Rainford and Anais Gallagher for the instant download for the week ahead. She performs her hit tracks Problem and Break Free and joins Hot or Not, as well as taking on the Star Download challenge. The presenters have an unusual way to get dressed in the morning in Upload Download, there are viewers' versions of Taylor Swift's Shake it Off video in Tribute Download and Molly Rainford ends the show singing Ella Henderson's Ghost.
846"Anais Gallagher, Molly Rainford, Harvey Cantwell & Rixton"8 November 2014

Rixton are in the studio to join Shannon Flynn, George Sear, Ceallach Spellman, Harvey Cantwell, Anais Gallagher and Molly Rainford. The band join Upload Download, Hot or Not and take on Star Download, while Jake joins Face Off and Anais faces the forfiet. Danny joins Games Download. Pudsey Bear stops by ahead of Children in Need, and Harvey ends the show singing One Direction.

Note:Richard Wisker is not here in this episode due to unknown circumstances therefore guest presenter Harvey Cantwell replaces him.
857"Molly Rainford, Akai Osei,Dionne Bromfield,Bars & Melody,Bexky Hill & One Direction"15 November 2014

Cel, George, Shannon, Molly, Akai and Bars and Melody present an anti-bullying special episode. Molly performs Little Mix's Wings and the team deliver a two-part What's Up Download with advice for both those being bullied and anyone that might worry that they are acting like a bully. Becky Hill performs Losing in Music Download, Bars and Melody take on Star Download, Dionne meets One Direction and Cel meets the cast of The Hunger Games.

Note:Richard Wisker is not here again for this episode due to unknown circumstances therefore guest presenter Akai Osei replaces him.

Tyger vs[edit]

Tyger vs was a segment of the Games Download in the first four series, where Tyger went head-to-head against one of the other presenters (or occasionally guests) in either a video or physical game.

Series 1[edit]

WeekGame NameTyger vs...Winner
1SpringtimeCeallachCeallach
2Kinect SportsRichardTyger
3Just Dance 2DionneDionne
4We Sing EncoreRichardTyger
5Joy RideCeallachTyger
6ModNation RacersDionneTyger
7Wii Sports ResortRichardTyger
8Kinect AdventuresAidanAidan
9Wii Play MotionAidanAidan
10Sing StarGeorgiaGeorgia
11Just DanceDionneDionne
12Wii PartyRichardTyger
13Sing StarCeallachCeallach
Series Winner(s)Team (6 - 7)

Series 2[edit]

WeekGameTyger vs...Winner
1Raving Rabbids: Alive & KickingAidanTyger
2Connect 4 LaunchersCeallachTyger
3Dance Star PartyDionneTyger
4SwimmingRichardTyger
5Start the Party! Save the WorldTinchy StryderTyger
6Donkey DerbyGeorgiaTyger
7PosingAidanAidan
8Toy BasketballRichardRichard
9ElefunAidanAidan
10-DionneDionne
11Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic GamesCeallachCeallach
12HoopsRichardTyger
Series Winner(s)Tyger (7 - 5)

Series 3[edit]

WeekGameTyger vs...Winner
1Just Dance 3CeallachTyger
2Doh-NuttersAidanTyger
3Bow and arrowRichardTyger
4Water StreamDionneTyger
5Wii PartyGeorgiaGeorgia
6Kinect Sports: Season TwoAidanAidan
7SingingCeallachCeallach
8BasketballDionneDionne
9Dance GameDionneTyger
10Hook a DuckGeorgiaGeorgia
11Shooting GalleryCeallachCeallach
12Ping Pong TargetTalia FrancisTyger
13Penalty Shoot-OutAllTeam
Series Winner(s)Team (6 - 7)

Series 4[edit]

Due to Drew-Honey not being in the studio for the first two episodes due to other commitments, Danny Pearson (then a guest presenter) took his place.

WeekGameTyger vs...Winner
1DanceDionneDionne
2Ping Pong MazeCeallachCeallach
3Balloon PoppingDionneDionne
4Christmas Tree DecoratingTaliaTalia
5Christmas Cracker PullingAidanTyger
Series Winner(s)Team (4 - 1)

Face Off[edit]

Face Off is a section in the show (introduced in the fifth series) where two of the presenting team go head-to-head in a 'face off' challenge. The loser has to wear a red shirt and stand in the 'danger' zone. The loser of the previous week gets to take on a different presenter the following week, with a chance of stepping out of the danger zone if they win the next challenge. The presenter who is wearing the red shirt at the end of the series has to face a forfeit.

Series 5[edit]

WeekPresenter vs PresenterWinner
1Aidan vs CeallachAidan
2Ceallach vs DionneCeallach
3Dionne vs ShannonDionne
4Shannon vs DannyShannon
5Danny vs RichardDanny
6Richard vs DionneRichard
7Dionne vs CeallachCeallach
8Dionne vs DannyDanny
9Dionne vs ShannonShannon
10Dionne vs AidanDionne
Series LoserAidan

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Series 6[edit]

WeekPresenter vs PresenterWinner
1Richard vs ShannonShannon
2Richard vs DionneDionne
3Richard vs GeorgeRichard
4George vs AidanAidan
5George vs ShannonGeorge
6Shannon vs CeallachCeallach
7Shannon vs DionneShannon
8Dionne vs AidanDionne
9Aidan vs GeorgeAidan
10George vs CeallachGeorge
11Ceallach vs ShannonShannon
12Ceallach vs GeorgeCeallach
13George vs ShannonShannon
Series LoserGeorge

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Christmas Download 2013[edit]

WeekPresenter vs PresenterWinner
Christmas DownloadAidan vs Dionne vs Shannon vs Richard vs Ceallach vs GeorgeAidan
Christmas Download LoserDionne, Shannon, Richard, Ceallach and George

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Series 7[edit]

WeekGuest PresenterSafe PresenterLoserForfeit
1Connor (The Vamps)GeorgeDionneSmelly Trainers
2Harvey CantwellShannonHarvey CantwellCanteen Leftovers
3Anais GallagherCelDionneMaggots
4Tinchy StryderTinchy StryderDionneSamba Dance
5Harvey CantwellGeorgeHarvey CantwellSucking a plate of Lemons
6Anais GallagherAnais GallagherDionnePutting snails on the Face
7Austin MahoneAustin MahoneGeorgePouring Ice down the Back
8Harvey Cantwell and Anais GallagherAnais GallagherGeorgeCanteen Leftovers 2

Series 8[edit]

WeekGuest Presenter 1Guest Presenter 2Safe PresenterLoserForfeit
1Molly RainfordAkai OseiAkai OseiGeorge SearJelly Eels
2Akai OseiLeondre DavisShannon FlynnLeondre DevriesRaw Onion
3Kedar Williams-StirlingJordan BrownKedar Williams-SterlingGeorge SearGarlic Toothpaste
4
RADIO 1 TEEN AWARDS
5Anais GallagherMolly RainfordCeallach SpellmanAnais GallagherWalking on Dog Food
6Anais GallagherJake RocheCeallach SpellmanAnais GallagherHands in curdled cottage cheese
7Molly RainfordLeondre Devries/Charlie LenehanTBATBATBA
8TBATBATBATBATBA

Note 1: There is no face off in Week 4 due to a special Backstage Radio 1 Teen Awards episode.

Note 2: Harvey Cantwell also joins Face Off in Week 6 replacing full time presenter Richard Wisker.

Note 3: Akai Osei also joins Face Off in Week 7 replacing full time presenter Richard Wisker.

Transmissions[edit]

SeriesStart dateEnd dateEpisodes
16 May 201129 July 201113
26 January 201230 March 201212
327 April 201220 July 201213
423 November 20126 January 20137
526 April 201328 June 201310
620 September 201320 December 201314
716 May 201411 July 20148
84 October 201422 November 20148

Ratings[edit]

Episode ratings from BARB.[34]

Series 1[edit]

Episode No.AirdateTotal ViewersCBBC Weekly Ranking
16 May 2011235,000N/A
213 May 2011204,000N/A
320 May 2011243,000N/A
427 May 2011283,000N/A
53 June 2011162,000N/A
610 June 2011218,000N/A
717 June 2011319,000N/A
824 June 2011294,000N/A
91 July 2011254,000N/A
108 July 2011275,000N/A
1115 July 2011356,0007
1222 July 2011226,000N/A
1329 July 2011242,000N/A

Series 2[edit]

Episode No.AirdateTotal viewersCBBC Weekly Ranking
116 December 2011278,000N/A
26 January 2012404,000N/A
313 January 2012335,000N/A
420 January 2012370,000N/A
527 January 2012291,000N/A
63 February 2012331,000N/A
710 February 2012350,0009
817 February 2012306,000N/A
924 February 2012403,0008
102 March 2012274,000N/A
119 March 2012331,00010
1216 March 2012260,000N/A
1330 March 2012208,000N/A

Series 3[edit]

Episode No.AirdateTotal ViewersCBBC Weekly Ranking
127 April 2012315,0008
24 May 2012275,000N/A
311 May 2012233,000N/A
418 May 2012280,000N/A
525 May 2012160,000N/A
61 June 2012238,000N/A
78 June 2012202,000N/A
815 June 2012245,000N/A
922 June 2012249,000N/A
1029 June 2012196,000N/A
116 July 2012187,000N/A
1213 July 2012243,0007
1320 July 2012176,000N/A

Series 4[edit]

Episode No.AirdateTotal ViewersCBBC Weekly Ranking
123 November 2012226,000N/A
230 November 2012203,000N/A
37 December 2012261,000N/A
414 December 2012241,000N/A
521 December 2012207,000N/A
631 December 2012107,000N/A
74 January 2013237,000N/A

Series 5[edit]

Episode No.AirdateTotal ViewersCBBC Weekly Ranking
126 April 2013238,000N/A
23 May 2013217,000N/A
310 May 2013235,000N/A
417 May 2013227,000N/A
524 May 2013157,000N/A
631 May 2013114,000N/A
77 June 2013151,000N/A
814 June 2013218,000N/A
921 June 2013N/A
1028 June 2013N/A

Production[edit]

Friday Download production as of 2014 is located at The London Studios. The show's production was originally based at BBC Television Centre from 2011 to 2013 and later Elstree Studios in 2013.

Awards & Nominations[edit]

YearResultAwardCategory
2011LostChildren's BAFTABest Entertainment
2012WonChildren's BAFTABest Entertainment

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  23. ^ Friday Download on CBBC at 6:00pm 29 June 2012
  24. ^ Friday Download on CBBC at 6:00pm 13 July 2012
  25. ^ Friday Download on CBBC at 6:00pm 20 July 2012
  26. ^ Friday Download on CBBC at 6:00pm 23 November 2012
  27. ^ Friday Download on CBBC at 6:00pm 30 November 2012
  28. ^ Friday Download on CBBC at 6:00pm 7 December 2012
  29. ^ Friday Download on CBBC at 6:00pm 14 December 2012
  30. ^ Friday Download on CBBC at 5:00pm 26 April 2013
  31. ^ Friday Download on CBBC at 5:00pm 3 May 2013
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  34. ^ Top 10 Programmes - BARB

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