Why was "STEVE" from BLUES CLUES replaced with "JOE" why did he leave the show?? Anyone know ?

My daughter LOVES Blues Clues and I cant stand the New guy JOE - it seems like there is something 'Sneaky" about him -LOL - I liked Steve much better - Why was he replaced ??? What happened and where is he now ?? Anyone know

Update:

I know he's Not dead - LOL

If the Bald thing is true then - I think thats Crazy that they didn't want to explain to kids that he was going bald - that is SAD - I would have sued If I was him - thats discrimination - thats not acceptable - He cant help it if he is going bald - They should not have replaced him - I know lots of Parents that dont like "JOE" and stopped letting their kids watch the show

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yea, I saw it on television...it was because Steve was slowly growing bald and the show didn't want to explain to kids why Steve was growing bald so they decided to replace him with Joe...

    "In the fall of 1998, an urban legend began circulating on the Internet that Burns had died from a heroin overdose. To counter this rumor, Burns appeared on The Rosie O'Donnell Show on November 12 to confirm his continued good health. The legend may have started from Burns' appearance as an autistic teenager in an April 1995 episode of Law & Order, in which his character died before the opening credits. Burns' "overdose" may also have been simply another iteration of a subgenre of urban legend in which celebrity figures whose public personas are associated with innocence are supposedly revealed to have a hidden, seedier side. According to a 15 minute documentary on Nickelodeon, titled "The 10 years of Blue", Burns left Blue's Clues because he was losing his hair and he did not want kids to know he was going bald."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Burns

  • baney
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    4 years ago

    Blues Clues Hosts

  • 5 years ago

    In 2016 Steve will be returning back to Blue's Clues as the host and airing new episodes of Blue's Clues.

  • 1 decade ago

    well checked out the MySpace listed in these answers and it is definitely him. On the 3rd video i watched he had hair.. so I don't know about the hair loss thing. I know i saw some reviews about him starring in a Movie as well. I don't really know for sure what made him decide to leave the show, but i know my daughter missed him when he originally left... and now my 2 yr. old son watches re-runs and when Joe is on he asks,"Ahs Steve?"

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  • 1 decade ago

    According to a 15 minute documentary on Nickelodeon, titled "The 10 years of Blue", Burns left Blue's Clues because he was losing his hair and he did not want kids to know he was going bald.

    After Burns left Blue's Clues in 2002, he recorded a rock album, Songs for Dustmites, which was released in 2003. The album was produced with the assistance of producer Dave Fridmann of Tarbox Road Studios, and with the assistance of and contributions by Steven Drozd, drummer for The Flaming Lips. (During the recording, Burns portrayed an engineer aboard a spacecraft in The Flaming Lips' film, Christmas on Mars.) The album was well-received by critics, many of whom expressed surprise at the album's quality (given their previous associations of Burns as "merely" a children's show host). Burns followed up the album's release with an international tour in 2003 and 2004.

    Burns is currently working on a new album. He has recently contributed a cover of They Might Be Giants' "Dead" to the TMBG tribute album, Hello Radio.

    Burns has an active voice-over career. His voice can be heard on numerous Rubbermaid commercials, as well as the 1996 McDonald's commercial that introduced the Arch Deluxe sandwich.

    On October 26th, 2006, Steve Burns released two new songs on his new Myspace page that will appear on his next album, which will be titled Deep Sea Recovery Efforts.

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    Why was "STEVE" from BLUES CLUES replaced with "JOE" why did he leave the show?? Anyone know ?

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    Wikipedia... "...until he left to pursue a musical career in 2002.[1] As Johnson said, "What made Burns a great children's host was that 'he didn't want to be a children's host ... He loved kids, but he didn't want to make a career out of it.'"[17] Burns himself stated, tongue-in-cheek, "I knew I wasn't gonna be doing children's television all my life, mostly because I refused to lose my hair on a kid's TV show, and it was happenin'—fast." " Although it also mentioned that the show ran till 2006, so there have been no new episodes in over two years. A little late to get annoyed.

  • 1 decade ago

    The real reason is because he wanted to start a band, their album is coming out sometime soon according to his website. He wanted a certain amount of anonymity according to an interview I saw with him, and he was burned out on doing Blue's Clues. Also, Joe is not that new, he's been on for a couple of years now, but Nick Jr. keeps on showing reruns.

  • 1 decade ago

    I "heard" that Steve died, drug overdose.

    but I don't believe that.

    In 1998, rumors started circulating that former host Steve Burns had died following drug-related problems. The rumor became so serious that Burns appeared on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996) to reassure his young audience that he was alive and well.

    Source(s): IMDB.com
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    New Blues Clues Guy

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