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Look and learn: ‘Mr Cuddly’ Ray Cuddihy has become a firm favourite on television for primary school children during the emergency. Photo: Peadar Gill

Look and learn: ‘Mr Cuddly’ Ray Cuddihy has become a firm favourite on television for primary school children during the emergency. Photo: Peadar Gill

Look and learn: ‘Mr Cuddly’ Ray Cuddihy has become a firm favourite on television for primary school children during the emergency. Photo: Peadar Gill

His friendly style has earned him the nickname 'Mr Cuddly' from his pupils - and now he is schooling the entire nation.

Ray Cuddihy (38) has become one of the most famous faces in the country for those with children of primary school age.

The teacher from Doneraile in north Cork graduated with a Masters in education from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick in 2019.