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Nigel "Redbeard" the Elf Pirate is a minor character in the series. He is introduced as Barnaby Elf’s uncle. He has a crush on Nanny Plum.


Redbeard is a travelling self-proclaimed pirate who sails the oceans in a pirate ship named Pedro, though his size prevents him from engaging in acts of actual piracy, and he is more of a treasure hunter and explorer.

A running gag would be him constantly flirting with Nanny Plum, whom he considers his "sweetheart", although Nanny seems to have little interest in him romantically (and is straight up annoyed with his antics a lot of the time).

He also has a pet parrot, Polly, although she is normal sized and barely fits inside Redbeard's ship. Polly is a reference to the character of the same name from another eOne Kids series, Peppa Pig.


Redbeard is tall and is dressed in pirate attire. This includes a white and blue striped shirt, ripped black trousers, black shoes, and a pirate hat with an olive-green leaf sticking out.

He wears an eyepatch on his left eye (even though his left eye isn’t damaged/impaired), has a single golden hoop earring on his left ear and has his iconic scruffy red beard.


  • Users have reviewed that they think Redbeard is harrasing Nanny Plum, He has kissed her on the hand in some episodes in the series, Some others think he payed her unwanted sexually attention while Nanny is objected.
  • His name is possibly a reference to Captain Blackbeard from Pirates of the Caribbean
  • His voice actor also voices Granddad Dog from Peppa Pig