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Hey Duggee charms fans in first UK meet and greet appearance

Hey Duggee charmed fans during his first official meet and greet appearance in the UK last week, when the popular preschool character took to Drusillas Park to offer out Duggee Hugs to youngsters.

Rainbow, the renowned character costume specialist was ‘delighted by the sea of Hey Duggee t-shirts, toys and fans’ that met with the hero of the Hey Duggee preschool series, in what was another successful character meet and greet event for the firm.

Hey Duggee is an award-winning pre-school series which first aired on CBeebies in 2014 and has been a ratings success ever since. The leader of the Squirrel Club recently joined Rainbow Productions extensive character portfolio and the team is “overwhelmed with his popularity so far.”

“Duggee was such a hit at Drusillas that they’ve invited him back again in the summer,” said Georgina Huckle, Rainbow’s creative marketing manager. “We’re hoping he breaks the record for the most ‘Duggee Hugs’ during his second visit.”

Hey Duggee will now be visiting numerous other destinations this year, including Flamingo Land, Market Rasen Racecourse and Gloworm Festival.

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