The Goodbye Girl
Series 3, Episode 16
Goodbye Girl
Air date 10th November 2015
Written by Jeff Povey
Directed by Sallie Aprahamian
Episode guide
Where is Love?
Something Borrowed

The Goodbye Girl is the 16th episode of the third series of The Dumping Ground. It was first broadcast on 10 November 2015 at 4:30pm on CBBC and CBBC HD.


Tyler falls for a girl called Chanelle who is a mysterious daughter of a shopkeeper. Elsewhere, Harry breaks out in a rash.


  • This is the second time Harry gives up Jeff to Floss, only this time it is voluntary.
  • Chanelle's dad is only named in the end credits.
  • The song "Could It Be Magic " sung by Take That is played in the episode.


  • In the flashback, when Toni and Billie are digging up Jeff, Jeff's head is facing forward, whereas in the scene where Harry, Bailey, May-Li and Mischief are in the laundry room, Jeff's head is turned to the right.
  • In It's Not About the Money, one of the Jeffs had a very obvious sewing join in its (or his) neck from being sewn back together. In this episode, neither Jeff has the very obvious join.
  • When Chanelle asks if magic has always been Tyler's thing, he answers "pretty much". This is not true - Tyler did not show any interest in magic until series 3 of The Dumping Ground.

The Dumping Ground episodes

Series 1: Home AloneLiberty in the DGBabyS.O.S.What Would Gus Want?The Real Faith DavisThe Truth is Out ThereDreamlandA Day in The PastOh, Mo!Seriously FunnyEsmeScary Beasts

Series 2: Kick OffQuittersThe Dumping Ground ExperienceThe BarbecueFinding FrankHolding OnEnduranceI Have a DreamSticks and StonesGI JohnnyBe My GirlHopeFace The Music

Series 3: Party GamesGrand Theft DGStuck with YouMischiefNow You See MeIt's Not About the MoneyFake it to Make itBreaking InThe Long Way HomeDragon SlayerThree DaysFree to Good HomeBetter Than YouWho Are You?Where is Love?Goodbye GirlSomething BorrowedWhat Matters?Coming RoundRefuge

Series 4: Lost and FoundBear-Faced LiarStepping UpThey Walk Among UsHold The Front PageGrowing PainsSubmarineFirst Past The PostSurvivorsThe End of it AllPerfect MatchDorisRisky BusinessI TrollIt Takes TwoGetting to Know YouTwo CampsHow to be PerfectOne For SorrowTwo For Joy

Series 5: Miscreants, Robots and BulliesBack in The GameOne Giant LeapThe Fairytale PrincessSittin' in a TreeFaking ItSasha Bellman P.I.BeliefVox PopuliFreeThe WardrobeFarvelChoose Your Own AdventureMaking WavesThe Phantom of Ashdene RidgeThe SwitchMission Totally PossibleSickRough JusticeWhere You Belong#SaveTheDGWhat Lies Beneath

Series 6: Jody On The RopesSaved By The BellGive & TakeHeroesSorryNotSorryCat's In The CradleChallenging TimesTwo Sides to Every StoryUtopiaThe LurgyRyanManHolding Out For a Hero

Specials: Jody in WonderlandLiam's StoryFloss The FoundlingDumping Ground IslandSasha's Contact Meeting