Rumours erupted on the internet that popular BBC children’s presenter Phil Gallagher aka Mister Maker had died. TikTok and Twitter fuelled the rumours but we can confirm this is a hoax.

Phil Gallagher is a British presenter and is best known for his CBeebies arts and crafts programme Mister Maker, his role as Mr. Liker Biker in Grandpa in my pocket, and performing in pantomimes.

His signature style shows him to sport a spotty waistcoat and spikey hair, but as he has been MIA on the TV scene recently, many people worried he had died.

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Is Mr Maker dead?

  • No, Mr Maker is not dead By posting a recent Instagram, and staying active on his socials it can be confirmed that Phil Gallagher is still alive.

Mister Maker was urging his community and fans to stay safe during the pandemic along with an old photo from the programme. Phil has also been giving interviews from home where he was quarantined.

How did Phil Gallagher’s hoax start?

The confusion comes from fans confusing presenter Phil Gallagher with another presenter Mark Speight.

Mark Speight, BBC children’s TV presenter was found dead at Paddington station after hanging himself with his shoelaces on 7th April 2008.

His death came shortly after he was arrested on suspicion of murdering his fiancée, Natasha Collins. Natasha was found dead in a bath with burns and cocaine in her system along with sleeping pills and vodka.

Due to both Mark and Phil being in the same field it may be that people have got mixed up. Therefore Mister Maker has sadly been caught up in a death hoax!


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Clearly TikTokers have finally realised after all the uproar that this is, in fact, a death hoax!

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